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Rocco Ernest Cozza

Entertainment Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

4.9   22 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 3 years
    West Virginia - WV 19 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 20 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WV
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Rocco

Learn Rocco’s areas of practice.

EXPERIENCED BUSINESS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER REDEFINING LEGAL SERVICES

“I work with passionate entrepreneurs, business owners, and visionaries to help them bring their ideas and plans to life by taking the complexity out of business and the law. I solve problems, period. I DO NOT work with people who place a low value on kindness, decency, or integrity in business.”

Mr. Cozza is the founder of the Law Office of Rocco E. Cozza and has been practicing law since 2003. During this time, he has advised businesses and business owners on appropriate entity formations, contract drafting, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters, HR policy creation, intellectual property matters, as well as provided general business consulting and litigation services in various industries.

Mr. Cozza has also represented property owners and investors in residential and commercial real estate acquisitions, lease preparation and negotiations, property holding company structuring, as well as providing general real estate consulting services.

Mr. Cozza also represents entertainers, athletes, artists, and musicians in all aspects of their career and acts as their business manager through his affiliated entity, The Cozza Company. In this role, he provides advice and counsel to help his clients find revenue-generating opportunities that are in-line with their personal brand.

Mr. Cozza also works with individuals in preparing asset protection and business succession plans.

Mr. Cozza earned his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, where he was a Recent Decisions Editor for the Duquesne Law Review. He received an M.B.A. in applied business from Waynesburg University and his undergraduate degree in psychology from Washington & Jefferson College. Mr. Cozza is a licensed PA Title Agent and co-founder of 24-7 Settlement Services, LLC.

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Cozza is a frequent speaker at conferences where he speaks on the topic of leadership, motivation, and the art of kindness in business. In January 2019, he stepped on a TEDx stage to share his talk called “Radical Kindness: Why the Unbillable Hour Matters Most in Business.” Mr. Cozza sits on various non-profit boards and is currently the President of the Board of Directors of Alpha House, Inc., a behavioral rehabilitation center located in Pittsburgh, PA.

Awards

Client's Choice 2015,2014
Client's Choice
2015 2014
Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor
2014

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Location

Cozza Law Group PLLC
651 Holiday Drive
Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA, 15220

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
An honest, genuine, and accountable lawyer
Rocco has been a legal advisor to me over the years and is always someone I found I could trust. I’ve dealt with lawyers that are great at telling you everything you want to hear but then their actions contradict their words. This has never been the case with Rocco. He always delivers on what he says he’s going to do and gives realistic expectations. He genuinely loves helping people succeed in every their every endeavor whether it be winning their case or just living a great life. Rocco helped me win my case and his legal advice has always been effective. I have recommended him to represent my friends and family seeking in legal counsel and would highly advise anyone on using his services.
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Posted by Ashley | August 20, 2019
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Legal Operations Manager
Rocco continues to provide us with exceptional service acting as our external counsel. He has become our go to person for contract review, process management, business consulting and problem solving. Not only do we rely on his opinion and expertise on a daily basis but we truly appreciate his willingness to always make himself availably outside of normal business hours.
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Posted by Matt | November 17, 2016
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Knowledgeable, professional, great attitude!
I have worked with Rocco on a number of occasions, and I recommend him to everyone. Not only is he very knowledgeable, but he is the hardest worker I have ever met. He is always on top of things and always has a great attitude. I would trust him to handle anything I throw his way.
Posted by Joshua | November 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Top notch
Rocco was highly recommended to me by a close friend. It became quickly apparent why, He has always given me great advice in a timely manor and truly understand the legal issues businesses face in an ever changing environment. Rocco has become on of my businesses most trusted advisors.
Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2015
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Employment & Labor advice session
Rocco had very good answers both the pros and the cons for the questions asked - sounds well seasoned in this field to say the least!
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2015
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Employment & Labor advice session
Excellent. Just a quick chat to get a legal perspective on some issues at work. Helped me very much to take next steps. Sound advice too.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2015
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
Received a call fast after submitting my question and got great spep-by-step advice.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2015
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Employment & Labor advice session
Response time was immediate, and my session was extremely helpful.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2015
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
I had a very good experience. I was able to ask all my questions, and feel very confident in how to proceed next.
Posted by Fran | December 15, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Consumer Contract
Very knowledgeable and practiced attorney. Listened carefully to my situation and was able to provide, clear, succinct, practical advice. Confirmed my approach to case and provided clear language to use in support. I have no problem highly recommending this attorney.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Focused and Clear
Great communicator with a nice way of explaining things. My questions and doubts were cleared immediately. He has a very clear way of putting things forward and at the end no doubts are left to be answered. Would highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Katya | December 9, 2014
Excellent communicator, thank you!
To the point, professional and reliable. His advice is relevant and practical. He listened and considered the particularities of my small business before providing legal opinions. He will not waste your time!
Posted by Matthew | May 15, 2014
He did an excellent job and was very professional.
Rocco was very helpful with setting up my LLC. He took care of all the paperwork and filed it for me as well. He kept me informed every step of the way. He even went the extra mile and set up the corporate agreement that explained all the details of the LLC. He did such a great job that I have already signed him on to help with the purchase of more properties.
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Posted by Rob | February 13, 2014
Knowledgeable and Trustworthy !!
Rocco helped us get our business started, his knowledge and experience in setting up our business, registering our LLC and filing for our tax number made it an easy process. He has continued to help us when we needed advice or was always available to answer any questions we may have about local, state or federal law. Being in a retail business, we deal with customers every day that require immediate follow up. Rocco is prompt in returning our calls and email. The type of service and knowledge that Rocco provides, makes us feel like we are a priority client even though we know he deals with a number of larger businesses. Great service, years of experience, fair, honest and trustworthy are all qualities that keep us committed to using Rocco Cozza as our legal counsel.
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Posted by Matthew | February 13, 2014
Super Lawyer!
Rocco is very attentive and forthcoming with information, always keeping me informed. He is very knowledgeable about contracts and always treated me with respect. A very professional Attorney.
Posted by Nick | February 10, 2014
Rocco Cozza handles everything for us. Sophisticated and Trustworthy.
Being a first time business owner I talked to over 10 lawyers before settling on Rocco. He came recommended by a trusted adviser and did not disappoint. Rocco is very fair and knowledgeable. He registered my company as an LLC in a very timely manner. His prices are fair, and you always know when you are being charged and when you are not. How is a small business owner supposed to survive in these tough times? With help from people like Rocco.
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Posted by Karen | February 9, 2014
Real Estate Agent
As a real estate agent I have worked with many lawyers over the years. However besides knowing legal matters, Rocco is also a licensed real estate agent and understands the industry. He has been beneficial to me in helping me with real estate matters and contract law. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and easily accessible. He responds quickly and truly cares about his clients. I would highly recommend Rocco and his legal services.
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Posted by Jim | February 7, 2014
Excellent Attorney for small businesses
I have owned a small business for 22 years and have used many attorneys during that time for collections, dispute settlements, labor issues, contracts, employment and hiring practices among many other challenges a small business owner is presented . By far, Attorney Rocco Cozza is the best. He is well rounded, offers solid advice, is always available, responds immediately to my needs or questions and offers a reasonable fee schedule. Tasks that I would normally struggle through myself, such as contracts review, writing employee manuals or receivable collections, I can confidently and comfortably ask Rocco to review or act upon with accuracy and professionalism. He has saved me an unbelievable amount of time and worry. He is the perfect attorney for our company.
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Posted by Walter Three, LLC | February 6, 2014
Experienced lawyer with great communication skills!
I engaged Rocco to help with the formation of our real estate company. Being a new business owner he walked us through the process and made it very easy for us. One of the first items of business we needed his services for was to transfer property to our company. There were many different ways to handle this transaction and he explained all of them in a concise manner to help us make the best decision for our situation. Rocco most recently aided our company in the eviction of a tenant from our rental property. Given that this was our first eviction, we were unfamiliar with the process. That is where Rocco stepped into the picture. He was very knowledgeable about the eviction process and was a great teacher to a small real estate company trying to learn. He was very prompt and thorough in our communications. He handled our hearing at the magistrate’s office and got the verdict we were looking for. Also, we had him restructure our leases so that we feel much more secure having the proper protection for our business. We will continue to use Rocco’s services and highly recommend him to other businesses looking for legal services.
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Posted by Phil | February 6, 2014
Early stage investing - Complex Corporate Structuring
I have engaged the services of Rocco Cozza in an advisory role multiple times over the past year. My latest engagement involved structuring an investment in a newly formed company. This transaction was more complex that usual, involving a merger of entities, and asset and liability transfer between multiple entities. Rocco quickly grasped the context of the transaction, and had a good understanding of the motivations of all the different stakeholders. He rapidly reviewed all the existing documentation, and provided me with a clear, concise summary of the situation. Rocco answered all of my questions quickly and comprehensively. As a result of Rocco's work, we were able to complete the transaction in the same time frame as simpler transactions, and close to the same cost. In general, I found the quality of Rocco's work to be of the highest caliber. The quality of work, combined with excellent response time clearly distinguished Rocco from other lawyers that I have worked with in the past. I achieved my desired result, with a clear understanding of options and the confidence that my result was the best possible outcome. I plan to utilize Rocco's services for future investment opportunities.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Rocco E. Cozza
  • 2013 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Company Confidential
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate
  • Littler Mendelson
  • 2003 - 2004

Education

  • Waynesburg College
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2008
  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Washington and Jefferson College
  • BA
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Advising on investment in Technology Start up
  • Client made investment and has realized a substantial return

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Superlawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Associate Recent Decisions Editor
  • Duquesne Law Review
  • 2002
  • Law Review
  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Duquesne Law Review
  • Does the Theory of Disparate Impact Liability Apply in Cases Arising Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act?: A Question of Interpretation
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Duquesne University Leadership Program
  • The Structure of the Legal Environment in Business
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (11)
Endorse Rocco
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rocco is an experienced lawyer who is great at finding practical solutions to real world issues for his clients."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great attorney who both knows his "stuff" and realizes how to effectively communicate it with his clients. I am very picky about where I refer my corporate clientele, but never reluctant to send it in Rocco's direction."
Business Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rocco is an oustanding attorney with a wide range of experience. Highly recommended."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Other
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I went to law school with Rocco years ago at Duquesne University. He was a sharp guy then and he still is today! I would not hesitate to refer clients and friends to him for legal advise in the greater Pittsburgh area!"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rocco is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for his clients' benefit."
Unknown Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cozza is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Business Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rocco is one of the top corporate advocates in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. What sets Rocco apart from other attorneys is his willingness to both help your business with whatever legal matters it may be facing, and help you make the best decisions for the overall growth of your company. I fully support and highly recommend Attorney Cozza for your business whether small or large."
Unknown Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. Rocco Cozza stands at the top of his field when it comes to business and corporate law. Mr. Cozza is not only keenly aware of the state of the law, he is also intimately familiar with the practical issues that businesses face. Mr. Cozza's legal acumen, knowledge, and work ethic make him an excellent attorney."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rocco is an exceptionally smart and talented lawyer. He is dynamic, determined, and extremely proficient. I highly recommend him."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a highly skilled advocate!"
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor

Rocco earned significant contribution points in 2014.

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Pittsburgh Entertainment Lawyer Rocco Ernest Cozza
Rocco Ernest Cozza
Entertainment Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 20 years