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Jerome S. Cohen is the firm’s founder.  Known for being a creative and results oriented attorney, Mr. Cohen has prevailed in both trial and motion practice before the bankruptcy courts, and has achieved favorable out of court settlements in national, regional, and local scale cases.   In Chapter 11 debtor representation, he has "confirmed"  numerous reorganization plans for his clients.  He has obtained a significant external recognition of cost effective service and value added -- substantial judicial approval of his fee requests.


Mr. Cohen has more than four decades of business and legal experience.  For two decades, he has specialized in business bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Mr. Cohen’s clients have included private and governmental entities, individuals, partnerships, and corporations. Since 2001, Mr. Cohen has carried the designation "Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law", conferred by the American Board of Certification, a highly respectable national peer review body.  Few American lawyers can claim this distinction. 

Mr. Cohen's clients have included, on the creditor side, the City of Long Beach (as crude oil supplier to Chapter 11 debtor Thrifty Oil Company); Farmers and Merchants Trust Company of Long Beach; Fifth Third Trust Company (Ohio); Shoreline Village (owner of the Long Beach landmark waterfront shopping center); Franconia Two (owner of Tyson's Corner Mall, Virginia); and numerous other creditors in America and overseas, including creditors of airlines in Chapter 11.

Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor's Degree from Swarthmore College and a law degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Bar Admissions in California, Delaware, District of Columbia, and Maryland.  He received an AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell.  For 2012 and 2013, the publication "Super Lawyers" has listed Mr. Cohen in its Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights category.


Languages spoken: French, Yiddish

Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 70%
    4 years
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 5%
  4. Litigation: 5%
    4 years

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Contact info

Jerome S. Cohen Attorney at Law

865 South Figueroa Street
Suite 1388
Los Angeles, CA, 90017


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified in Business BankuptcyAmerican Bankruptcy Institute2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Board Certified in Business BankuptcyAmerican Bankruptcy Institute2005
Board Certified in Business BankuptcyAmerican Bankruptcy Institute2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerJerome S. Cohen1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Turnaround Management AssociationMember2015 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMemberN/A
Los Angeles Bankruptcy ForumMemberN/A
Orange County Bankruptcy ForumMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Long Beach Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Financial Lawyers ConferenceMemberN/A
Long Beach Rotary ClubMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Los Altos Car Wash CaseChapter 11 plan confirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Los Angeles LawyerClosing Argument2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1964
Swarthmore CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1961
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Morry's FireplaceBusiness Bankruptcy2012