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Roger L Cohen

Roger L Cohen

Practice areas:

Litigation, Lawsuits & Disputes, Appeals, Commercial, Corporate & Incorporation

About Me

Get To Know Roger In His Own Words


“I pride myself on my ability to bring sanity and competency to the world of litigation. I believe that I am respected by my clients and opposing parties for my intelligence, toughness and deep understanding of legal concepts and procedures. Over the past 30 years, I have handled a broad variety of business-related lawsuits, including such matters as escrow agent liability, employment contracts, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, professional negligence (including attorney and accountant malpractice), shareholder and partner disputes, real estate contracts, lender liability, insolvency and bankruptcy, complex interstate collection disputes, and financial fraud. I enjoy and thrive on the excitement and pressure of a trial, but have the pragmatic sense to advise my clients to seek and accept a fair settlement where that is justified.”
“Unlike many litigators, I have also been heavily involved in transactional practice, advising my clients in the legal aspects of their business operations, and negotiating and preparing contract documents in such matters as mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, real estate, lending and employment contracts. I believe that my experience as a transactional lawyer affords me an edge in litigation, as I am able to relate the documentation process to the issues arising in a business dispute, and have the necessary technical expertise to negotiate and draft settlement agreements affording proper protections to my clients. Likewise, my experience and knowledge as a litigator allows me to see and deal with potential litigation issues in the drafting process.”


Professional Experience


•Long-standing relationships with business clients in a variety of industries including: escrow, business brokerage, real estate, manufacturing, and equipment dealerships
•Experienced corporate, business and real estate transactional attorney with extensive experience in negotiating and documenting business purchases and sales and other transactions
•Extensive litigation experience, having successfully litigated numerous cases in state and federal courts, with emphasis on contract disputes, professional negligence, escrow liability defense, business fraud and complex civil litigation
•Particular expertise in matters governed by Uniform Commercial Code  - UCC Article 2 (sales) and Article 9 (secured transactions)
•Experienced appellate counsel, having written briefs and argued cases in Arizona and California Court of Appeals, Arizona Supreme Court and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
•Law clerk to the Honorable Duke Cameron, former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, 1975-76
•Author and lecturer on various topics, including civil procedure, secured transactions and legal ethics; published articles include - "Preserving the Family Farm in an Urban Age: Recent Changes to the Arizona Judgment Lien and Homestead Statutes," Arizona Attorney, September 1997; "Foreign Judgment and Community Property," Arizona Attorney, November 2009.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Litigation: 55%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
  3. Commercial: 10%
  4. Appeals: 10%
  5. Corporate & Incorporation: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Nathan D Meyer

    Roger is an excellent attorney. The breadth of his legal knowledge is exceeded only by his passion for his clients' cases.

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    Nathan Meyer Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Maria Crimi Speth

    Roger is the smartest guy I know and my go-to person on complex issues.

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    Maria Speth Internet Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Jaburg & Wilk PC

3200 North Central Avenue Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ, 85012

3200 N Central #2000
Phoenix, AZ, 85012

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 197603/23/2015
CAActive197505/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFeller & Cohen1977 - 1991
Law ClerkSupreme Court of Arizona1975 - 1976

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arizona Board of Accountancy Law Review CommitteeMember2009 - Present
American Inns of CourtN/A2009 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaN/A1976 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Fee Arbitration CommitteeFormer MemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaN/AN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Arizona Journal of Real Estate & BusinessShort Sellers Beware2010
Arizona AttorneyForeign Judgments and Community Property2009
Arizona AttorneyPreserving the Family Farm in an Urban Age: Recent Changes to the Arizona Judgment Lien and Homestead Statutes1997

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Claremont McKenna CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972