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Michael Kohan

Litigation Attorney at Manhasset, NY

4.8   20 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 15 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
    California - CA 10 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

As the founding partner of Kohan Law Group, PC, a boutique, civil litigation firm, Michael has significant experience litigating complex civil litigation matters from inception through trial or settlement. Moreover, Michael proudly volunteers his time as the inaugural member of the personal injury division at Legally Links, a non-profit organization for the needy, including indigent widows and widowers. He has also volunteered his time by speaking regularly at a legal housing clinic in Woodside, NY with a retired Judge of the NYC Civil Court. Since 2015, Michael has been a panelist on the Queens County Bar Association’s annual continuing legal education courses on landlord-tenant law and real estate litigation and he has also presented CLEs on similar topics for the Nassau County Bar Association and Queens County Women’s Bar Association, among other organizations. Among the attendees of these courses have been Judges, attorneys and real estate professionals. Michael is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School where he has taught trial and litigation skills courses.

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Location

Kohan Law Group, P.C.
1180 Northern Blvd
Suite 201
Manhasset, NY, 11030

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Nicole | October 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
I had such an amazing experience with Kohan Law Group! First I received a free consultation on my injury matter and Michael spent so much time listening to my case and asking questions. He is so helpful, attentive, and detail oriented. I was so happy he was able to settle the case so quickly at a satisfactory figure. I will recommend this firm to all my friends!
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Timely and effective
I contacted him on a Friday night about a dispute I was having and he very quickly was able to read all of my concerns and give his feedback. Very kind person and amazing firm.
Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
Thank you. We are always happy to help our clients and potential clients...even after hours!
Posted by Nicole | September 24, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attentive and timely response
I contacted him on a Friday night about a dispute I was having and he very quickly was able to read all of my concerns and give his feedback. Very kind person and amazing firm.
Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
Thank you. We are always happy to help our clients and potential clients...even after hours!
Posted by Natalie | September 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
I never met a lawyer like Mike! He is detailed, smart, and works hard. His team is working on multiple cases for me and each of them are constantly being worked on, with updates to me. I appreciate his open communication and dedication to winning my cases. You won’t be disappointed!
Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
Appreciate the kind words...always here to assist!
Posted by Josephine | September 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, caring and honest law group
Michael Kohan was referred to me by my real estate lawyer because I needed someone who specialized in landlord/tenant law. Michael and Adam were a pleasure to work with. Adam prepared my lease agreement and thoroughly answered all my questions. He is very knowledgeable, helpful and responsive. I am very happy I used Kohan Law Group and highly recommend them!
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Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
It was our pleasure Josephine and glad we were able to achieve your goals!
Posted by Peter | August 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent litigator
Michael conducted depositions for our firm’s client (plaintiff) against a defendant that was represented by a large law firm in a breach of contract case. He cleverly was able elicit the answers that eventually helped us prevail on Summary Judgment.
Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
I enjoyed working on this matter with you Peter. I enjoyed the terrific results we achieved for our mutual client even more!
Posted by Cody | April 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quality Service, Great Communication GETS IT DONE!
I hired Michael's firm to help with a lease break that I had in NYC. The landlord demanded two years worth of rent despite not advertising my unit after I left, for over six months. I tried to negotiate with them and got stonewalled. Michael and Adam were referred to me and I'm so happy I retained them. They were very clear with exactly what they needed to get started, they did NOT oversell or underpromise what was possible, they clearly communicated the limits of what they could do based on the experience they had. And ultimately, they delivered an extremely favorable outcome to my situation. I can't emphasize their honesty enough - CLEAR communication about expectations from day one and none of the superfluous billing that other attorneys may have had, highly empathetic and incredibly knowledgeable . I highly recommend this Michael, Adam and their firm!
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Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
Working on this matter was very rewarding, as we were able to achieve a solid result in a very short amount of time. Thank you for trusting us with your matter!
Posted by Michael | March 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We win!
Grateful to the Michael Kohan Law Group in Manhasset along with the late great Joel Schwartz for aggressively and zealously fighting for me, putting me in my place when neccessary and for giving a straight up New York City style beat down to the managing partners of the biggest, strongest, and most expensive estate law firm in New York
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Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
Thank you Michael. We fight hard every day for clients like you no matter how big or small the adversary is!
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2015
Caring and Responsive Lawyer
Michael is a great lawyer, who cares for his clients and gets the job done with their best interest at heart. He has helped me in multiple cases, everything from driving tickets to injury suits. On top of great service, his office is centrally located and has convenient parking. Getting in touch with Mike was easy, it only took one phone call and consultation began right away. Ever since the first case with Michael, I go to him for all my law related needs. You wont regret contacting him!
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Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
Appreciate these words and always here to help again should you need us again!
Posted by Dr. Fred | January 21, 2015
Legal Dispute
Mr. Kohan covered all of my legal concerns with extreme care and knowledge . His rates were fair and he returned every one of my phone calls in a timely manner. If your looking for someone who is professional, knowledgeable and caring.... Mr. Kohan is just that!
Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
Reviews like yours are what keep us going every day. We did our job and it was our pleasure!
Posted by Jon G | January 5, 2015
Car accident case
Michael was able to secure consistent payments for lost wages and bodily injury recovery on my behalf during the course of my car accident case, which I absolutely needed to help make ends meet. He and his firm were always there at every step of the way for any and all of the numerous questions I had. They were always prompt, professional and courteous. I couldn't have asked for more from a law firm. You will be in great hands!
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Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
Thank you Jon! Just doing our job :).
Posted by Jennifer | August 7, 2014
He’s the kind of lawyer every lawyer should aspire to be.
When our dad died, we couldn’t just grieve his loss in peace. We had to deal with some urgent, complex property and estate matters in New York. I live in North Carolina, and never thought our family would find an attorney who could unravel the mess we faced, which was a task so unique not many attorneys could even handle it. But then we found Michael. He immediately understood the issues and went out of his way to help our family. That kind of empathy is rare. Not only that, he’s one heck of a litigator in court. We’ve been working with him for almost a year now and he’s still aggressively handling our case, has always kept us in the loop, and has always been there to provide detailed answers to our (many, many) questions. Every piece of work he produces is perfect, beautifully written, and right on point. He’s the kind of lawyer every lawyer should aspire to be.
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Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
This was a very difficult case that was in bad shape when we were retained but after a tough fight in different courts, including an appeal from which we prevailed, I am glad we achieved your goals and turned things around!
Posted by Jon M | July 29, 2014
Excellent Client Service and Highly Skilled Litigator
Mr. Kohan has worked on many different matters involving litigation, dispute resolution and collections on my behalf and has always clearly explained different strategies and likely outcomes. His service is excellent and effective. He is very caring for his clients needs—no matter is too big or too small.
Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
We appreciate your trust and were happy to successfully work with you!
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2014
Real Estate short Sale and Divorce
he knows landlord tenant courts very well and his response back to me as a client is extremely fast not like many other lawyers who you constantly have to call back I Highly Recommend Michael Kohan very good negotiator
Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
Thank you! We know the uncertainty that a client's matter can bring with it, so our utmost goal is to resolve it with the best in quality and efficiency.
Posted by Ronnie | July 10, 2014
Trustworthy, wise, professional: the best lawyer you could think of
I have been doing business for well over 20 years now and worked with many professionals and specifically many many attorneys: litigation, contracts, deal closing: it seems everything we do nowadays requires a good lawyer. Mr. Kohan is an exceptional professional: sensitive, intelligent, carying, patient and top notch when it comes to getting results. Regardless of the case type, size, complexity or other elements in the case, Michael would do a terrific job. His preparation is always top grade, his representation tenacious, and his legal advice- priceless. I would urge anyone to work with him. You simply can't get better than that.
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Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
We pride ourselves on thinking "out of the box" and were so glad we were able to successfully do so for your matters!
Posted by Liron | July 10, 2014
I hire Mr Kohan as my attorney and very very happy with my decision to do so!
Michael was truly a champ at giving me advice with respect to my legal matters in New York involving real estate and potential litigation. He takes the time and dedication to hear you out and identify your interests. I will continue to use him for all my New York legal needs.
Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
We always love handling matters for out of state clients who have issues that need to be resolved in New York. Your matters were no exception...thank you!
Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2014
Knowledgeable and attentive
I've had Mr. Kohan advise me on a myriad of legal issues (mostly real estate-related) and helped my father handle a dispute involving his livery car insurance company. No matter how big or small, Mr. Kohan gave my matters his full attention. Very satisfied!
Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
Glad we were able to help your dad on those. Hope he is doing well!
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2013
BEST Lawyer Ever!!
It's amazing - I could say exactly the same thing about Mr. Kohan as the previous review. Obviously I am not the only client of his that is tremendously grateful. He is extremely professional, his knowledge and answers are always thorough and the patience that he displays only belongs to a super human. He clearly does everything for his client - to defend, protect and guide. His clients are his number one priority. You are wasting your time if you look elsewhere. It's more than money well spent. He's soooo nice!!! I will miss working with him!!
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Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
This was one of my favorite matters and I'm thrilled at the result we achieved. Having a terrific client didn't hurt either!
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2013
An outstanding attorney- very hard to find!
Mr. Kohan is patient, pleasant, knowledgeable, professional and honest.i I would defiantly not look anywhere else for an attorney as Mr. Kohan has all the great qualities of one. He took the time to answer my many questions and address my concerns without making me feel rushed in any way. Mr. Kohan truly cares about his clients and will do anything and everything in his power to make you feel that you are his priority. Thank you for everything!
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Response from Michael Kohan September 26, 2022
Thank you for these kind words! We always try to place ourselves in our clients' shoes so that we have the dedication and compassion necessary to handle their matters.
Posted by Juan | April 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tried to take all my money
I went to his firm after I was in a car accident. they were ok but hard to talk to lawyer there and then I got a letter telling me to sign something so I pay more interest than I pay on my cc and send it back for them to keep representing me. I'm not sending it back so i guess they no longer rep me and i have a meeting with a new lawyer tomorrow.
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Response from Michael Kohan February 23, 2021
Unfortunately, this "review" appears to be from a competitor, as our firm never had a client named Juan who switched over to a new law firm or ever expressed any dissatisfaction.
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Cost

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • City University of New York, Queens College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • Brandeis Bar Association
  • Executive Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Creole
  • Farsi
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Honors and Awards

  • Trial Team Champion
  • New York State Bar Association Trial Lawyer's Section
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
Endorse Michael
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Michael is an outstanding trial lawyer who isn't afraid to get his hands dirty and fight for his clients in multiple practice areas. We've worked together on countless cases and I can attest to the fact that Michael is truly an "outside the box" thinker who comes up with pragmatic solutions that save his clients time and money."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike has been simply superb when it comes to litigation. His firm grasp of law and solid argumentative skills are par excellence. He provides a zealous representation to his clients and I have seen this first hand. I would recommend him any day."
Guardianship Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"Michael represented a client in a multi million dollar very heated family litigation in which I served as Mediator. While advocating strongly for his client, he simultaneously, he was open to entertaining different ways to resolve the disputes within the mediation process. He is an excellent attorney and showed prifessionalism throughout the case."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is a highly skilled professional. I endorse Michael as an attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Kohan is a bright hard-working attorney who works tirelessly for his clients and is most likely to achieve optimum results."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Kohan is a passionate and knowledgeable attorney. He provides excellent advice and representation. I highly recommend my own clients to use his services on a regular basis."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is a "lawyer's lawyer". He exhibits every attribute you'd want in an attorney: knowledge of the law, thorough preparation, superb work product, tenacity and singular focus on client success."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I consistently turn to Mr. Kohan for referral of family law and civil litigation matters for my clients. He is consistent, thorough and dedicated to each and every client and I know he treats them just as I would treat my own clients. My experiences with him has proven nothing less."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Other
"I'm a lawyer and a client of Michael's. Like I said in my client review, Michael is the kind of lawyer every lawyer should aspire to be."
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Kohan is knowledgeable and a great point of reference. I would recommend him without reservation!"
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is well-respected in the community, and he is very knowledgeable about Civil Court proceedings. I definitely endorse this attorney!"
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Manhasset Litigation Lawyer Michael Kohan
Michael Kohan
Litigation Attorney
Manhasset, NY
Licensed for 15 years