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Samuel Brad Fineman

Estate planning Attorney at Cherry Hill, NJ

5.0   2 reviews
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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 24 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 28 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

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About Samuel

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With more than 27 years of legal experience, “Sam” is a multi-faceted attorney who is at home in the worlds of litigation, corporate law, estate planning, elder law and internet law, among others. Prior to becoming a litigator, Mr. Fineman served as the chief reporter for the Legal Intelligencer in Philadelphia, as well as for the Pennsylvania Law Weekly, the state’s preeminent legal publications.  During his tenure with a nationally recognized and publicly traded leasing company, he made his mark through handling a wide array of corporate matters, overseeing a $25 million litigation portfolio and litigating priority matters in state and federal courts across the country. Mr. Fineman’s corporate duties have included managing large-balance litigation and class action defense, researching issues arising under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, preparing and reviewing SEC filings including annual report (10-K), 10-Q reports, 8-K reports, monitoring and effecting 401K plan compliance, general corporate compliance and best practices performing due diligence and legal research for new opportunities, overseeing legal facets of captive insurance program, handling internal employment issues and human resources generally, preparing and reviewing asset-backed securitization documents and warehouse term deal documentation, providing legal oversight and counsel to new business development committees (including de novo industrial bank charter), drafting and reviewing a multitude of sales agreements and corporate contracts (including service contracts and third-party vendor agreements) and advising a Board of Directors on legal trends and strategic initiatives.

On the litigation side, Sam has litigated hundreds of cases in the Superior Courts of New Jersey, Common Pleas Courts of Pennsylvania,  Philadelphia Municipal Court, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court and federal district courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Sam has handled several notable appeals in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  He has encountered wide-ranging issues including class actions, defamation, employment law, Internet law, tax law and trademark law in his career. As an author, Sam has contributed two chapters, Negotiable Instruments and Sellers’ Breach, of the Commercial Law and Practice Guide, LexisNexis’ prestigious commercial law bible. He co-authored with David R. Morgan, Esq., “Free Press v. Fair Trial in Pennsylvania,” in the Mass Communications Law in Pennsylvania series. Sam has been involved in educating South Jersey’s future paralegals and attorneys as an adjunct instructor at Rowan College at Burlington County, where he teaches estates and trusts and civil procedure. Sam previously edited and contributed to the practice-based, monthly newsletter entitled “Internet Law & Strategy.”  The publication covered a wide array of topics impacting Internet law, including pop-up advertising, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the CAN-SPAM Act, spyware and a variety of other timely issues.  He routinely interacts with board of editors who comprise the leading scholars in Internet law.  His articles have been featured on and Lexis-Nexis.

Sam is a life-long South Jersey resident.  He graduated from Cornell University in 1991 with a B.A. in English. Sam was a columnist for the Cornell Daily Sun and wrote his senior thesis on Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. Sam earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law in 1994.  He holds a Master of Laws (“LLM”) in Taxation from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and a Certificate in Estate Planning. Sam currently edits and contributes to Delaware Valley Mensa's monthly magazine, Proteus.


Cohen Fineman, LLC
1999 Marlton Pike E.
Suite 4
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003


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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I hired Sam to advise me on the probate process after a close family member passed away, since I was named the Executor of the Will. Sam was patient, responsive and knowledgeable. It was comforting to work with him at a difficult time, knowing I was in good hands and had someone to help me understand my responsibilities and properly execute them. I have already recommended Sam to others I know personally.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2022
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Estate planning
Sam has been my attorney to do my estate planning, set up money for my children. Protected my property and is now suing the insurance company for my handicapped son. He has done an exallent job.


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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Cohen Fineman LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Editor in Chief
  • Alm Media The National Law Journal
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Marlin Leasing Corporation
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Managing Attorney
  • Binder & Binder
  • 2001 - 2018
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  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • LLM in Taxation
  • 2007
  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • Estate Planning
  • 2006
  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Cornell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991
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  • Business Networking International
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Awesome Attorneys of South Jersey
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2015


  • LexisNexis Communities
  • Commercial Law & Practice Guide
  • 2012
  • LexisNexis Communities
  • Commercial Law & Practice Guide
  • 2011

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Business Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a very bright attorney who works diligently on every matter before him. Sam has a very strong work ethic and will fight for your rights to the fullest extent of the law."
Business Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sam's firm is my go-to referral for matters involving business transactions and estate work. I recommend him without reservation."
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Cherry Hill Estate planning Lawyer Samuel Brad Fineman
Samuel Brad Fineman
Estate planning Attorney
Cherry Hill, NJ
Licensed for 28 years
Virtual consultation available