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Stephan Solomon Cohn

Stephan Solomon Cohn

Practice areas:

Business, Community Association Law, Insurance, Real Estate, Environmental and Natural Resources

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About Me

A principal at Berger Kahn, Stephan S. Cohn’s practice is concentrated in the areas of insurance, business, real estate and community association law. He routinely litigates business torts, real estate issues, environmental-toxic torts and insurance matters. In addition, he regularly counsels insurers regarding fair claim practices and claim investigations, and directors and officers in the enforcement of governing documents and other day-to-day operational matters.


Steve has represented insurers, directors and officers of corporations, and homeowners associations in a wide range of issues. In the insurance context, he has been involved in claims arising from homeowners’, commercial and automobile insurance policies. Further, he has advised insurers regarding the handling of suspect claims, including fraud. He also routinely handles cases involving environmental pollution and water intrusion issues.


Steve has significant experience litigating third-party and general liability claims and first-party bad faith matters, and has taken and defended hundreds of depositions, including high-level insurance executives and bad faith experts. His expertise has garnered Steve recognition to the list of 2013-2015 Southern California Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for the top 5% of the Bar.


Some of the matters Steve has handled recently are:


• Handling suspected fraudulent claims for commercial, property and automobile cases; business interruption cases; arson and general coverage questions;


• Counseling insurers regarding fair claim practices and claim investigations;


• Asserting and defending liability and injury claims;


• Counseling directors and officers of corporations regarding compliance issues;


• Construction defect and water intrusion cases;


• Employment matters;


• Homeowner association disputes;


• Contractual disputes; and


• Managing all aspects of case preparation for trial, including arbitration.


Steve has lectured to business and insurance groups on topics such as directors’ and officers’ liability, good faith claims handling and torts, and has been a course instructor on Evidence for the University of California at Irvine Extension Program., Course Instructor at University of California Irvine.


He lives with his wife and two children in Laguna Beach.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 20%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Insurance: 20%
  4. Community Association Law: 20%
  5. Business: 20%

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Contact Info

Berger Kahn A Law Corporation

2 Park Plaza, Ste 650
Irvine, CA, 92614

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198605/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Southern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalBerger Kahn A Law Corporation1994 - Present
AttorneyBerger Kahn A Law Corporation1987 - 1994

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County Insurance Defense AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Regional Chapter of the Community Associations InstituteMemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of California, BerkeleyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981