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Jane Coco Cowles

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Pearl River, NY

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 18 years
    Connecticut - CT 18 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 17 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2006
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jane

Learn Jane’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements

    19 years

  2. Entertainment
    Working with artists and designers to negotiate with galleries and clients. Defending intellectual property rights. Drafting contracts for transactions as they relate to artists and designers.

  3. Business

    19 years

  4. Corporate and incorporation

    19 years

  5. General practice

    19 years

  6. Tax

    14 years


Jane Cowles, Attorney
22 Reld Drive
Pearl River, NY, 10965


5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
To whom it may concern I am writing this recommendation regarding attorney Jane Cowles. I have been Ms. Cowles's client for a few months now. During this time I have found her to be a blessing in disguise. I originally went with a different attorney and a different law firm. I was extremely unhappy with their performance. I was not treated like a person or a client. I felt I was just one of their manila files with dollar signs attached. Because of those frustrating circumstances, I sought out a new attorney. That's when I found Jane Cowles. Ms. Cowles never once made me feel pressured. Throughout the whole legal process, if I ever had a question, she was always accessible, as well as accommodating to my particular circumstances. I struggle with dyslexia, and Jane Cowles was still able to work with me seamlessly and tirelessly on every aspect of my case. Ms. Cowles even took the extra time to explain everything that I had a question about. She provided an overview of what I should expect of any good attorney handling my situation, but also she described specifically what she would do to accomplish our strategy. I say "our strategy" because Ms. Cowels emphasized that we would work together as a team to get the best outcome possible. I had a very complex case, and Ms cowels did everything in her power to fight tooth and nail for me. She always went the extra mile and well beyond her job description to help me. Jane Cowels made sure I was very well-informed during each step of the process. I have also worked with attorneys on various legal matters - civil, family, and otherwise. I have never been happier with an attorney's performance than I have been with Jane Cowels’s performance. The fact is, Ms. Cowels went the extra mile for me during my case and I feel confident, saying she will do the same for you. I tend to question everything, and Ms. Cowels was consistently patient with all of my questions. She never once patronized me or made me feel like any question was stupid, or that I was wasting her time. In fact, contrary to common law practice, she encourages you to ask questions. I absolutely recommend that you strongly consider Ms. Cowels as you research who you want as your advocate. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed!
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Posted by Nicola | May 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased
I contacted Jane from abroad, where I currently live and work, regarding a matter in NYC. She went above and beyond such that I immediately felt that she was "in my corner." I did not at all get the sense that I was simply "another client." I was so impressed with her advice, demeanor, and obvious competence and professionalism that I will engage her on a completely different matter when I return. I highly recommend her. As an aside, I myself am an attorney; a graduate of an Ivy League. Jane is a jewel.
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you for helping me
Very professional. Very friendly. I feel she actually try her best to help me to solve the issue. Great experience. Thank you!
Posted by Catherine | July 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"Jane kept the ‘chaos’ calm for me, no matter the situation."
Though I had known Jane socially prior to the COVID-19 impact—which began for me late March, 2020 when my retail store was mandated closed, leaving me unemployed, without benefits, and barely any financial resources to draw from, compounded by unreasonable landlords threatening lawsuits from business to home —I learned rather quickly what, professionally, Jane was made of: compassion, assertiveness, creativity, perseverance, solution-mindedness, focus, drama-free, advocacy, and looking always for an advantage, when I had, at the time, had never felt more disadvantaged. Jane kept the ‘chaos’ calm for me, no matter the situation. She leads with integrity, backed by experience, expertise, knowledge, an ability to communicate concisely, effectively, and respectfully, staying on-point to get the desired result, efficiently. Further, Jane has a way of making ‘legalese’ easy to understand, the process much less intimidating, all the while taking care of every detail. She has exceeded my expectations each time. I would highly recommend using Jane—she is, and will be, my go-to attorney/firm in the future.
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Posted by Jason | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Impressive detail and concern for a business settlement
We first assumed our case would be a quick settlement dragged on far longer than anyone expected. During that time, Jane impressed me with her persistance in fighting for our business as well as her genuine concern for our needs. Jane always took time to ensure that we understood exactly what was going on at each stage of the process, helping us have comfort and confidence in the process.
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Posted by Robert | February 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Jane after interviewing several attorneys for a contractual matter involving my business and suppliers. Jane handled the contractual negotiations and and drafting of the contracts efficiently and in a manner that made the process for seamless for my business to maintain it flow of customer service.
Posted by Russ | February 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Insightful, intuitive introspective…
How many people actually enjoy talking to their attorney? There hasn't ever been a time that I concluded a conversation with Jane that I didn't come away both impressed with her knowledge & more importantly valuing her keen insight and wise perspective. Regardless of how our cases might resolve themselves, I always know Jane has equipped us to make the best possible decisions. An invaluable resource...
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Copyright dispute
I am a pattern designer. Jane assisted me in collecting fees for the licensing of my designs and the unauthorized use of my copyrighted designs. She explained all of my options and guided me through the process as she worked to negotiate a settlement. She responded in a timely manner to all of my questions and was a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Joseph | February 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Artwork retrieved
Jane successfully communicated with an out of state art dealer who wouldn't return my artwork. I received my artwork AND a check.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-500 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-30%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Jane Cowles, Attorney
  • 2020 - Present
  • Senior Tax Associate
  • McGladrey
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Adjunct Professor
  • European School of Economics
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Tax Associate
  • Ernst & Young
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Paralegal
  • Grayson & Associates
  • 2000 - 2005
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  • New York Law School
  • N/A
  • Pace Law School
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Copyright Infringement
  • Settlement


  • Arts Council of Rockland
  • Vice President
  • 2020 - Present
  • Rockland Music Conservatory
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top of Class LLM in Taxation
  • New York Law School
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Art Law & Business
  • 2020
  • Second Saturdays
  • Pricing for Art Professionals
  • 2020
  • Artist Development Workshop
  • Contracts and Agreements for Art Professionals
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Business Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Ms. Cowles are consistently accurate, full of analysis, and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having spoken with this attorney "in person" and after reading numerous answers she has provided here at Avvo, I can wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Cowles is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients."
Business Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Cowles demonstrates clear knowledge of complex areas of law. Her answers on Avvo, and no doubt to her clients, shows that she cares about others. These traits combined, make her the kind of attorney I would hire if I ever need one."
Contracts and agreements
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Pearl River Contracts and agreements Lawyer Jane Coco Cowles
Jane Coco Cowles
Contracts and agreements Attorney
Pearl River, NY
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation