I entered the legal profession in California in 1994, having previously practiced in South Africa from 1979 through 1991. I was conferred the degree of Bachelor of Law from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1977 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Africa in 1979. I was admitted as a member of the State Bar of California in 1994, the American Bar Association in 1995 and the United States District Court (Central District of California) in 1997.
I enjoy an excellent reputation as a skilled, experienced, knowledgeable, tenacious, conscientious, and hard-working advocate who "gives his all" for my clients. Unlike most attorneys, I have over the years shown myself willing to represent and fight for those unfairly targeted, or taken advantage of.
My firm's steady stream of "client referrals" over the years speaks eloquently of my success, and the confidence those who I have represented place in my ability. I enjoy a long track record of success on behalf of my clients, and bring a high level of expertise, energy, and diligence to their representation. In the forefront of my priorities is my treatment of clients from the moment they walk through the front door until the final handshake.
In 1979 I founded The Law Offices of Ivan P. Cohen, a general civil litigation law firm focused on corporate, business, finance, debt collection, consumer & creditor's rights, real estate, and personal injury. We aid, advise and represent a diverse clientele, including, individuals, public and private corporations, large and small businesses providing unmatched depth and expertise in the field of general civil litigation.
Our reputation as high quality and formidable litigators is underpinned by all of these key characteristics: tenacity, analytical skill, a firm grasp of the issues at stake, a clear vision of the desired goal and a sound strategic and tactical plan of action. My firm represented local, national & international clients, including quasi government institutions, public and private corporations, large and small businesses and major banking and financial institutions and has engaged in complex litigation in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Europe, Israel & Saudi Arabia and recovered many millions of dollars for clients.
Since 1994 my firm has been honored to be associated with the Legal Shield network as a preferred referral attorney for its members, throughout the United States and Canada. LegalShield develop, underwrite, and market legal service plans across North America, which provide for a wide variety of legal service benefits. LegalShield currently has in excess of one million active members in North America.
Because of my firm's stellar reputation in the legal community and proven record of achieving outstanding results, LegalShield home office & many LegalShield provider law firms throughout the United States and Canada refer cases to us, particularly Parker Stanbury LLP, the California provider law firm who currently services approximately 170,000 members, in California, providing them a full range of quality and affordable legal services.
Languages Spoken: Dutch
Licensed since 1994
Having practiced law in two continents, Ivan Paul Cohen, Esq. has a unique perspective on international business matters that other lawyers may lack. Ivan enjoys an excellent reputation as an experienced, knowledgeable, and tenacious attorney whether the matter is simple debt collection or a complex business contract disagreement. Ivan’s clients of today gain from his decades of past experience.
Paul Molinaro Defective and Dangerous Products Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I co-chaired a complex business litigation matter with Ivan, and he was tenacious with the details of discovery and determining the relationships between the various entities. His hard work and patient dealing with the client contributed to my better understanding of the facts and the eventual very beneficial settlement for the client. He is very experienced in debt collection matters, but his skills do not end there. I endorse this lawyer.
Roy Comer Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Attorney||Law Offices of Ivan P. Cohen||1979 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1994 - Present|
|Law Society of the Transvall||Member||1979 - Present|
|Plaintiff v Defendant et al.||Case litigated & settled|
|In re Plaintiff, et al.||Case settled favorably for the beneficiary.|
|Plaintiff et al. v Defendant||Case litigated & settled favourably for creditors.|
|University of Witwatersrand||Law||Bachelor of Law||1979|
|Greenside High School||English||Undergraduate||1970|
|Private Engagements||Credit & asset management, loss prevention & debt recovery. “In house” debt collection litigation & unfair debt collection practices. Advisor to “in house” counsel, responsible for credit management & loss recovery.||1995|