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Donald C Cofsky

Adoption Attorney at Haddonfield, NJ

5.0   5 reviews

Licensed for 49 years

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Learn Donald’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Adoption
    90%
    Adoption and Assisted Reproduction for Family Formation. Representation of intended parents in domestic, private, agency, international, and contested adoptions, as well as in assisted reproduction, surrogacy, and embryo donation matters.

    49 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Real estate
    6%
    Representation of individuals and business entities in purchase and sale of real estate including contract review and settlements, and in all zoning and planning board matters.

    49 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Business
    2%
    Representation of individuals and business entities including business formation, tax aspects, agreements, incorporations, dissolutions, and collections.

    49 years, 700 cases

  4. Estate planning
    2%
    Drafting of wills and trusts for clients including tax planning aspects

    49 years, 250 cases

Donald C. Cofsky is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, and is the Managing Member of Cofsky & Zeidman, LLC in Haddonfield, New Jersey. He concentrates his practice on family formation through adoption and assisted reproduction technology (ART), and on trial work, and has received “A” and “V” ratings by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest for both ability and ethics.

Mr. Cofsky represents adopting parents in private, agency, international, and domestic placements and represents parties in assisted reproduction matters. He has served as a lecturer and workshop leader at numerous adoption and ART seminars and has worked with the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Court (AOC) on revisions to the court rules on adoptions and gestation carrier matters. He is the author of Family Formation through Private Adoption published in the December 2018 edition of the New Jersey Lawyer, the magazine of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is a Past President of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA), a founding member and Co-Chair of the New Jersey Academy of Adoption Attorneys (NJAAA), and a charter member of the American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Technology Attorneys (AAARTA), now part of AAAA. He has assisted over 1,500 families in completing their adoptions. In 2005 he was named as an “Angel in Adoption” by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption in Washington, DC

Licensed for 49 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1974
Updated 11/04/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1973
Updated 12/04/2022

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Cofsky & Zeidman, LLC
Cofsky & Zeidman, LLC
660 Two Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Cofsky & Zeidman, LLC
122 Delaware Avenue
Woodbury, NJ, 08096
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Posted by Marco | November 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
I could write volumes praising Mr. Cofsky. An online review is way too short to describe such an incredible attorney. Mr Cofsky is professional, precise, knowledgeable, dependable...and most importantly incredibly caring. He's an awesome lawyer. I would hire him again in a heartbeat.
Posted by Ronald | November 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great job
My attorney referred me to Mr Cofsky. He got the job done well! He said he could handle a difficult case and he did!
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Adoption
Mr. Cofsky is a very knowledgable and dependable lawyer. He was always very professional with us and worked every avenue to be sure nothing was missed to get our adoption finalized. He and his secretary Denise were awesome the entire time we were going through the process and always answered our calls and explained everything very thoroughly. I would very highly recommend him for anyone who is looking to adopt a child.
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Posted by Sandy | May 12, 2015
Adoption Law-AWESOME!!
We wanted to adopt our granddaughter and didn't want to pick out just any lawyer due to the delicate nature of the case. After searching for a short time I came across Don and boy, did I land a great lawyer! He was and is the best! You can't go wrong with him, especially when it comes to adoption. He helped us through the adoption process from start to finish. He and his staff were very attentive when it came to any concerns we had. You can't go wrong with Don Cofsky! Thanks again Don!
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Posted by Mark | June 3, 2013
209 Law = AWESOME
Don made himself very available to us via phone or email and always took the time needed to answer our many questions. He strongly advocated for both legally and personally when dealing with the other agencies involved. We found him to be caring and knowledgeable.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Cofsky & Zeidman, LLC
  • 1990 - Present
  • Law Office of Donald C. Cofsky
  • 1983 - 1990
  • Partner
  • Mazer & Cofsky
  • 1978 - 1983
  • Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia
  • 1975 - 1978
  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • 1973 - 1974
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws in Taxation
  • 1978
  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1968

Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of the Parentage of a Child by T.J.S. and A.L.S., h/w; 21 2 NJ 334 (2012)
  • The Court upheld the procedure for intended parents to obtain a pre-birth order of parentage for children born to gestational carriers, but limited it to the genetic parents of the child.

Associations

  • American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Technology Law Attorneys
  • Charter Member and Fellow
  • 2009 - Present
  • New Jersey Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Founding Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
  • Past-President, Trustee, and Fellow
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer 2003-2019
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2019
  • Awesome Attorney 2007-2019
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Attorney 2008-2019
  • SJ Magazine
  • 2019
  • Angel in Adoption
  • Congressional Coalition on Adoption
  • 2005
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Publications

  • New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
  • Family Formation through Private Adoption
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Reproductive Justice and Assisted Reproduction
  • Family formation through assisted reproduction, agreements, and pre-birth court orders of parentage.
  • 2019
  • How to represent parties in a contested adoption
  • Contested Adoptions in New Jersey
  • 2019
  • 2019 Update on Adoption Law
  • CONTESTED ADOPTIONS IN NEW JERSEY
  • 2019
  • COANJ Annual State Conference
  • Pre-Birth Orders of Parentage
  • 2019
  • Update on Gestational Carrier Law and Assisted Reproduction in New Jersey
  • Securing Orders of Parentage Under the New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act of 2018
  • 2018
  • 2017 Annual Conference in Montreal
  • Representing an Adoption Agency - Rules, ICPC, and Ethics
  • 2017
  • 2016 Annual Conference - Denver
  • Administrative Law - Making It Work For You
  • 2016
  • 2012 Annual Conference - Indianapolis
  • How to Litigate a Contesed Adoption - Discovery and Relevant Law
  • 2012
  • Annual Conference
  • Client Relations and Ethics
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
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Business Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Attorney Donald Cofsky, Fellow and past President of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, on interstate adoptions. He is nationally known for his expertise in adoption law and enjoys an impeccable reputation. I highly endorse Donald Cofsky."
Adoption Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Don. A past President of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, his professionalism, knowledge, and insight are unmatched. Robin Fleischner Attorney at Law www.adoptsurrogatelaw.com"
Business Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He will help you. You will benefit."
Adoption Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to adoptions, Don is the go-to attorney in South Jersey."
Business Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had both mutual clients and have referred clients to Don and all have been extremely pleased with his work. Rob Braverman"
Adoption Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've done several interstate adoptions with Don Cofsky and have always found him to be excellent at his job and very pleasant to work with."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer."
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Haddonfield Adoption Lawyer Donald C Cofsky
Donald C Cofsky
Adoption Attorney
Haddonfield, NJ
Licensed for 49 years