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Louis R. Cohan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Cohan Law Group
3340 Peachtree Rd NE, Tower 100, Suite 2570
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-828-0915
Fax: 404-891-5094
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Louis R. Cohan is the founder of the Cohan Law Group in Atlanta, Georgia, and he has litigated more than $250 million in claims. He focuses his law practice in the areas of business litigation, including disputes over business divorces, real estate, breach of contract, fraud, fraudulent and voidable transfers, fiduciary duty breaches, business torts, ownership and restructuring disputes, business breakups, business disputes arising from high net worth divorces, and intellectual property infringement cases. With more than 30 years of experience in the law, he has litigated hundreds of cases in both state and federal courts, including arguing in front of the Georgia Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Prior to pursuing his career in law, Mr. Cohan earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, worked for several years as a stockbroker, and started, built and sold a retail business.  Mr. Cohan later attended the Emory University School of Law, located in Atlanta, where he was recognized for his outstanding oral argument skills. He graduated in 1991 and was admitted to practice law in Georgia the same year.

Prior to founding the Cohan Law Group, Mr. Cohan practiced for 18 years with another Atlanta-area full-service law firm, handling a wide range of cases in business law, including breach of contract claims, disputes over employment, trade secrets, zoning, real estate issues and more.

Mr. Cohan's accomplishments have earned him respect within the legal profession. Among other honors he has received, the attorney peer review service Martindale-Hubbell, gave him its highest rating, AV Preeminent.  Mr. Cohan has been selected by his peers many times as a Super Lawyer. Louis has been recognized Best Lawyers in America, and has also been selected to America's Top 100 Attorneys.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Cohan is also a member of a number of professional and community organizations. He is Chair-elect for the Atlanta Bar Foundation and he is past Chair for the Atlanta Bar Litigation Section and for the Small Firm Section.  Mr. Cohan is an active member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a member of Mensa International, an organization for high-IQ individuals.

* AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Business Litigation
  • 20%Intellectual Property Litigation

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022

About Louis R. Cohan

First Admitted: 1991, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.cohanlawgroup.com/our-team/louis-cohan-attorney

Honors/Awards

  • , MENSA - the High IQ Society, https://www.mensa.org
  • Douglas L. Peabody Best Oralist award
  • , Best Lawyers in America (Labor and Employment), https://www.bestlawyers.com/Search?query=Louis%20R.%20Cohan
  • National Leadership Development Counsel, Nominated
  • Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • , A/V Rating from Martindale Hubbel, https://www.martindale.com/attorney/louis-r-cohan-867973/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Atanta Bar Foundation Chair-elect
  • MENSA, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Anti Defamation League, Board of Directors 

Educational Background

  • University of Georgia, B.S. Finance, 1985
  • Emory School of Law, J.D., 1991

Verdicts/Settlements

  • A Fulton County jury awarded our client actual damages for negligent construction of his swimming pool., 2022
  • In this Federal Court case, Plaintiff, a California company, sought $7 million or more in actual and punitive damages, fees, and costs from our client in this breach of contract/fraud/business tort case.  At the conclusion of the Plaintiff's evidence, the Judge directed a verdict for our client on all of the Plaintiff's claims.  Thereafter, the parties settled for mutual dismissals and releases., 2022
  • Plaintiff sought millions in actual and punitive damages, attorney fees and costs from our client.  After a trial, the Fulton County jury awarded to our client property with an approximate value of $100,000, and awarded to the plaintiff a mere $51,000.00., 2022
  • On March 2, 2018, following a jury trial in Fulton County Superior Court, the Court entered a Final Judgment for our client totalling $2,254,579.00 plus post judgment interest., 2018
  • On July 13, 2018, the Superior Court of Fulton County entered a Final Judgment for our client in the amount of $612,324.19 plus post-judgment interest., 2018

Comments

  • “A leader and mentor, truly a great practitioner.”
  • “A tenacious litigator who provides excellent results for clients. Without a doubt, one of the most effective lawyers I know.”
  • “A great lawyer!”
  • “Mr. Cohan has been practicing law for over twenty years. After starting his own firm several years ago, he has grown a fantastic practice. Mr. Cohan is honest, fair, and determined. He fights for his clients aggressively and has a command of the courtroom.”
  • “Louis is a fantastic mentor and lawyer. He gets successful results for his client and understands the law extremely well. He takes the time to really explain things to his clients and makes sure that he is doing right by them.”
  • “He is definitely a SUPER LAWER and I have first hand experience”
  • “Originally an opposing counsel, now a mentor for me and others. Great man ho fights harder than anyone for his clients.”
  • “Louis is one of the smartest lawyers I know. He is a zealous advocate.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Louis R. Cohan

3340 Peachtree Rd NE
Tower 100, Suite 2570
Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: 404-828-0915

Fax: 404-891-5094

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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