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Mitchell Yale Cohen

Marriage and prenuptials Attorney at White Plains, NY

5.0   20 reviews

Licensed for 36 years

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Mitchell Cohen has exclusively devoted his practice to Matrimonial and Family law since his graduation from law school and admission to the Bar of the State of New York in 1986. Calm, cool and collected, Mitch prides himself in being an effective negotiator and a zealous advocate in court. Each client comes to the office with a unique personality, set of facts and differing priorities and concerns. Right from the onset Mitch will take the time to not only educate himself about the client but to educate the client about the law in the State of New York. It is his firm belief that in order for any client to make informed decisions that he/she must know the various potential outcomes, and the strengths and weaknesses of all issues. Together with his partner, Mitch and Marty have put together a law firm whose sole purpose is to provide the best results possible for their clients. The law firm takes a team approach to each case in order to most effectively represent each client and takes great pride in having cases referred to the firm by former clients, other attorneys, Judges court employees, and even by former spouses of the firm's clients. As an active member of the Bar, Mitch recently served as Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Family Law Section and has been extremely active in various local committees for the advancement of this area of law. Mitch is also active in the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section and serves as one of the Officers on the Executive Committee.
Licensed for 36 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1986
Updated 06/05/2022

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Johnson & Cohen, LLP
701 Westchester Avenue
Ste 208W
White Plains, NY, 10604
Johnson & Cohen, LLP
One Blue Hill Plaza 11th Floor
Pearl River, NY, 10965
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2022
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Perfect Divorce Representation
Would recommend Mitch Cohen without any hesitation or equivocation -- he handled my complicated and potentially volatile divorce perfectly. I came to him wary of lawyers, in general, and found him to be expert on a range of matters -- very capable of calming my unwarranted concerns while at the same time pointing out areas that warranted greater attention. A terrific coach without becoming a "therapist". Exceptionally sensible and efficient w/ his time -- I never felt the "clock" running inappropriately; not for a second. Greatly exceeded expectations in all parameters. I really didn't know it was possible to find a divorce lawyer of his calibre.
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2022
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Outstanding Attorney
Mitch Cohen combines professional excellence, legal expertise, and care for his clients in a way that is unparalleled in my experience. Meticulous in his knowledge of the law (and, frankly, of human nature), he always gave me excellent legal advice in the face of very fraught and contentious circumstances. His sense of both the long game and the short game helped me to come away with the best possible outcome at each turn. He also has a calm, cool demeanor that is extremely effective both in negotiations and in court proceedings. When he speaks, it is with the authoritative backing of a deep understanding of the details of the case and the relevant case law, and he has an amazing talent for saying just the right thing at just the right time. It was clear throughout my time working with him that the judge, the AFCs, and even the opposing counsel had tremendous respect for him. On more than one occasion, with a single sentence, he was able to direct the course of an entire court conference. During what has easily been the most traumatic period of my life, Mitch was my constant counsel, advocate, and champion, and I could not have had someone better by my side.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2020
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The Best Divorce Lawyer Ever
Mr. Cohen was an amazing lawyer who has helped me to survive a complex and contentious divorce. The case would have dragged on much longer and costed much more had Mr. Cohen not been my lawyer. He always sought the best outcome in the most efficient and expeditious way with my best interest in mind Through his strategic planning and persistence, he brought an impossible case to a satisfactory end during the pandemic. His rigor, ethics and client focus earned the respect of his peers and the court. I am eternally grateful and would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2019
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Excellent Lawyer and So Supportive
Mitchell was recommended to me by my therapist and I am so thankful. He was supportive, always listened and responded to my concerns and provided great advice, some of which I wish I had taken earlier. The process is never fun, but knowing Mitchell had my back made it better.
Posted by Lou | May 12, 2019
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Great attorney
Mitchell and his team were great. Mitchell always responded to emails promptly. When in court he was sure to get my agenda across to the judge. He got me a great deal. He is very professional and to the point , really works hard for his client
Posted by Erika | April 8, 2019
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Divorce
Mitchell was the one (and only) lawyer recommended to me by a marriage counselor I knew. I am so pleased he was that recommendation. During the entirety of my divorce, I felt well represented. He patiently and calmly answered all of my questions and made sure I understood all aspects of a process which is foreign to most people. I have already referred friends to him and I’m sure I will continue to do so in the future.
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Posted by Taylor | April 8, 2019
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Strategically minded & delivers results
I have seen for myself that Mitchell Cohen is an extremely effective lawyer. He is strategically minded with a steadfast focus on those things that deliver results. Rather than simply recommending things and expecting me to follow blindly, he would walk me through the thought process behind the recommendation. I have read on one of these reviews that a person has mentioned Mr. Cohen was non-judgemental. I can certainly attest that. I was also pleasantly shocked at how mindful he was with where he spent his time on my case so that it was time well spent. He is purposeful, ethical and effective. I feel very fortunate to have had him as my lawyer through a challenging situation and wish I had retained him from the start years ago.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2019
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Single and Satisfied
I met Mitchell Cohen during a very contentious divorce. Due to the inaction and high expense of my then current counsel, I switched to Mitch. I was immediately impressed and continued to be thru the completion of the signed Divorce Judgement. Mitch is time efficient, detailed oriented and sensitive to his clients. He demonstrated legal competence and good common sense in the face of opposing attorney. My ex-husband's attorney was argumentative and tried to extend this matter longer than necessary. Glad I found Mitch.
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Posted by Tina | August 28, 2018
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Divorce
When I went to meet Mitch for a consultation, i was very confused and emotional not knowing if divorce or a separation was the right move. I left him with very useful information which helped make my decision. In the beginning i was making choices that clearly where wrong. Even though he knew it he let me go though it without judgement. I have to say that he treated me like i was a member of his family with patience, kindness, and compassion. He was always looking out for my best interest and i truly feel that he was always two steps ahead of my ex's lawyer. I am so glad that i had Mitch on my side during this really hard time.
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Posted by Stephen | January 20, 2017
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Divorce
Mitchell Cohen did an outstanding job for me in finalizing my divorce. I had 2 other lawyers before I was referred to Mitchell Cohen and they did nothing for me but send me a bill. It is very important to get a very good attorney at the beginning that will save you time, money and grief. Do not make the costly and stressful mistakes I made, go to Mitchell Cohen first and you will be a fortunate and happy client even in these difficult situations.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2015
The Best Divorce Lawyer Ever
Mitchell Cohen was my lawyer for a very difficult divorce. I had a ruthless spouse who hired an impossible lawyer who was constantly prolonging the process and who made irresponsible and ridiculous accusations. Mitchell Cohen was always firm, calm, respectful, never ruffled, supportive and his advice was always right. He returned all calls quickly. He is beyond knowledgeable and was responsible for getting me the very best settlement possible despite the cast of characters. It surpassed all my expectations. He is diplomatic with judges and other lawyers and has excellent relationships with them and is highly respected by the legal community. He has won multiple awards for excellence. I hold Mr Cohen in the highest regard and am extremely grateful to him.
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Posted by Rich | March 11, 2015
Finally Helped where no one could before!!!
Mr. Cohen helped me to expedite a child support issue that had lingered for years. His professionalism and quick response to my problem helped resolve this issue when I have paid other attorneys and got no results!!! Thank you again. Look no further this is the right place to be!!!!!
Posted by Marlene | January 14, 2014
Excellent lawyer - highly recommended!!!
Mitchell Cohen is everything a lawyer should be. I always felt that he had my best interest in mind and respected my personal preferences while he represented me. It is obvious that he is highly regarded by his peers, is always professional and shows compassion when dealing with sensitive family matters.
Posted by David | January 14, 2014
Thank you, Mitchell
I used Mitchell for my divorce after struggling with another attorney for years. Mitchell got the divorce within months and also sued my previous attorney (!) for overcharging me. I got back a significant amount of cash. He is excellent.
Posted by Karen | January 10, 2014
An excellent choice
Mitch was recommended to me by a colleague and handled my divorce, property settlement and child custody battle, which included a domestic violence issue. He was very knowledgable about all of these issues and developed an effective and successful strategy for handling them all together and presenting the best case to the judge. He knew all of the players and gave me a great sense of what to expect every step of the way. He was very good about making sure I was aware of common practices and keeping me grounded in reality throughout our negotiations, and went to bat on the issues that were most important to me and my children. He also knew when to let me take the lead on certain issues. His calm and reassuring demeanor made some emotinal and stressful days much easier to handle.
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Posted by Donna | January 8, 2014
Review of Mitchell Cohen
I hired Mitchell Cohen when I initially decided that my marriage was over. He came personally recommended to me through a mutual friend. He guided me through the arduous process of the legal separation followed by the divorce. He patiently outlined how I would draw up the separation and was always very honest about what would and would not work. As in any separation there were many sticking points that needed to be ironed out before the agreement would be signed. Mitchell was careful not to put too much pressure on those items that he knew would delay the process interminably. With respect to the financial aspect of my case, Mitchell was again very realistic in determining just how far we could go. At times his advice was disappointing, but in the end the results were satisfying. His staff was courteous and accommodating, especially his associate at the time. I highly recommend Mitchell Cohen.
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Posted by jack | January 4, 2014
A grateful client
Mitch represented me in my separation/divorce and eventually in achieving a pre-nuptial agreement. He is knowledgeable, helpful, supportive, effective. Mitch and his firm's primary emphasis is on achieving the best outcome for their client in the most expeditious way, hopefully with a minimum of conflict. when necessary, Mitch can and will advocate for their client aggressively.
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Posted by john | January 4, 2014
John - a very satisfied client
I would give Mitchell the highest ratings. I initially tried to hire his partner, who i knew personally but he was unavailable due to a conflict. Mitch is a good listener, knows the law and is able to provide sound advice. On the other hand, my ex-wife's attorneys were mean spirited, unreasonable, disorganized and, at times, ill informed. Despite having to deal with these people, Mitch never lost his cool, and never let them get the best of him or his client. Mitch also gave sound advice in dealing with the judge who had been assigned my case, and he hired forensic accountants who proved to be far superior to the ones hired by my ex-wife and her attorneys. In addition, Mitch provided calming advice, even when i was diagnosed with cancer mid way through the divorce. At all times, Mitch was working towards finding the best possible solution for me, his client. I beleive he achieved that and would recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by Sandra | January 3, 2014
A lawyer is is truly working in your best interests.
Mitchell worked on my divorce case several years ago. I was interested in settling amicably, but was willing to go to court if necessary. Mitchell worked diligently to see that we reached settlement. His billable hours were more than fair. In addition, he successfully handled another matter related to but outside the pure divorce settlement (personal membership). I have and will continue to recommend Mitch.
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2014
Terrific to work with
Mitch was a blessing to work with. He was comprehensive, far-thinking, strategic, and effective. At the same time, he maintained a positive, personable presence in what could have easily become an acrimonious scenario. He'd certainly be my first recommendation for handling a divorce case.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Johnson & Cohen, LLP
  • 1999 - Present

Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Emory University
  • B.B.A.
  • 1982

Associations

  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • New York State Bar Association
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  • American Bar Association
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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Publications

  • ABA Family Advocate
  • Getting the Most Out of Experts
  • 1987

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Divorce and separation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mitch is by far the most calm, cool and collected attorney I have ever met. He is smart, beyond effective and well respected. I hope I never need a divorce but if I did I would want him to represent me."
Federal regulation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Mitch for the greater portion of 15 years. Mitch has always shown an ability to tackle the most difficult situations with a calm tempered demeanor which ultimately comforts the client and resolved matters that are ordinarily contentious. I consider Mitch and his firm to be the preeminent matrimonial firm in Westchester and Rockland County."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mitch Cohen is a very skilled matrimonial attorney. I have tried several matters against him and always found him to be a formidable adversary with a solid command of the law. He is a skilled trial lawyer and a tough negotiator. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking an experienced and ethical attorney for a divorce or other family law matter."
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White Plains Marriage and prenuptials Lawyer Mitchell Yale Cohen
Mitchell Yale Cohen
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney
White Plains, NY
Licensed for 36 years