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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1981||11/18/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||American Society of Legal Advocates||2017|
|Pro Bono Attorney of the Year||Northwest Suburban Legal Outreach||2002|
|Principal||Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan||1981 - Present|
|General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer||Brand Consultancy.||2008 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Northwest Suburban Estate Planning Council||Member||2011 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member Trusts and Estates Section||2010 - Present|
|Long Grove Illinois Rotary Club||Director||2009 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||1981 - Present|
|Estate of Erickson||Verdict for Defendant|
|In Re Landem||Verdict for Defendant client|
|Gomez v. Johnson||Verdict for Plaintiff client|
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|Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal, Texas Tech University School of Law||Something Wicked This Way Comes...HIPAA and Her Sister HITECH. HHS Compliance and Other Developments in the World of HIPAA"||2014|
|Illinois State Bar Association Journal||Business Law||2010|
|DePaul University College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1981|
|University of Arizona||English Literature||BA With Distinction||1977|
|Kinsley HNW Seminar||FATCA Reporting Requirements for High Net Worth Individuals||2011|
|Tax Planning||Income and Estate Tax Changes for 2010||2010|
|Seminar||Estate Planning Every Family Needs to Know||2010|
|Lecture||Family Based Estate Planning||2010|
|Lutheran Annual Estate Planning for Seniors||Trust Based Estate Planning for Seniors||2008|
|Family Legal Planning Lutheran Church in America||Post Mortem Estate Planning||2006|
|Arlington Heights Senior Club||Fundamentals of Trust Based Estate Planning||2006|
Posted by Linda
I was in need of an attorney and Brian was recommended by a trusted family member. My problem needed quick attention and He was able to provide that while showing empathy for the situation. His availability and responses were fast and accurate. The legal problem was quickly resolved including all paperwork that brought closure to the whole issue. I was extremely satisfied and would use Brian's services again without question.
Posted by Dave
Brian is a straight shooter from beginning to end. He clearly guides you through his extensive areas of expertise in a very understandable and pragmatic way. I have recommended a variety people/situations to Brian and in every case the people referred have expressed their appreciation and satisfaction with his work.
Additionally he posses a genuine empathy of a client situation or need in accomplishing what is best for his client.
Posted by Patrick Smith
When I decided to incorporate my business I thought it was something I could do myself. I quickly realized that it was too important to attempt alone or leave to chance. I sought out an experienced attorney to guide me thought the process and Mr. Cohan's insight and expertise made for an obvious choice. My incorporation moved quickly without issue and I was able to focus on launching my business without having to backtrack through the legal process. Although I hired Mr. Cohan as my attorney I consider him an asset to my business.
Eric Perry, Real estate Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Brian is a highly accomplished lawyer and well versed in estate planning and probate matters as well as transactional matters. I highly endorse Brian and would not hesitate to refer clients to him for all of their estate planning needs.