Steven Cohen 


  • Selected by SuperLawyers as one of New Jersey's Outstanding Lawyers: 2016 Marks Ninth Consecutive Year

With extensive experience handling construction related claims, Steven Cohen has the knowledge and dedication to provide comprehensive legal assistance to clients throughout New York and New Jersey. Mr. Cohen leverages an in depth knowledge of construction law, material supplier representation and commercial litigation to provide efficient and favorable resolutions to each client’s unique needs.

 Active with several associations, including the New Jersey Bar Association, where he chaired the Construction Law Section, Mr. Cohen is regarded as one of the foremost authorities in his areas of practice. He has been called upon by New Jersey’s Law Revision Commission to provide comments and insight into proposed laws, including the Construction Lien Law revisions. Mr. Cohen is also annually chosen to present the Construction Lien Law Update, presented by the New Jersey Bar Association. In several widely circulated periodicals, Mr. Cohen has authored articles regarding developments in construction law.

 In addition to his work as a litigator, lecturer and writer, Mr. Cohen is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court to mediate disputes.

 

Speaking Engagements / Publications

Speaking Engagements
  • The Construction Lien Law 2013 Update - New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education April 4, 2013
  • The Construction Lien Law 2012 Update- New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education March 29, 2012
  • New Jersey’s Lien Law: Update 2011 Special Provisions for Liens on Residential Construction Projects-New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education March 24, 2011
  • New Jersey’s Lien Law: Update 2010 Special Provisions for Liens on Residential Construction Projects-New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education March 25, 2010
  • The Intersection of Construction and Bankruptcy Law: Resolving the Dilemna-New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminar, November 18, 2010.
  • Bread & Butter Consumer Law Issues-New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminar, September 24, 2010
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions: From Handshake to Closing Table (Part II) – New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminar, October 21, 2009. 
  • Construction Claims and Law: Preparation, Proof and Defense-January 19, 2009
  • Construction Lien Law in New Jersey, Lorman Education Seminars-January 23, 2009
  • How to Write CYA Letters–Documenting Your Concerns - A Contractor’s Perspective” American Society for Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • Construction Lien Law in New Jersey ; Lorman Education Seminars - January 25, 2008
  • Construction Defects in Condominiums, When Bad Construction Happens to Good Associations; ICLE Seminar- November 12, 2007
  • Moderator-2007 Construction Law Overview & Update, Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Comprehensive Construction Law; Lorman Education Seminars - March 9, 2006
  • Construction Lien Law; Lorman Education Seminars - March 24, 2006
  • The Construction Process from Start to Finish; Lorman Education Seminars - June 2, 2006
  • What to do When Construction Projects Go Bad; Lorman Education Seminars - September 28, 2006 & December 8, 2006
  • Construction Contracts and Lien Law; Bergen County Electrical Contractors Association
  • Residential Construction Considerations; Bergen County Electrical Contractors Association Trade Show
  • AIA Subcontract Agreements; In-House Seminar Jeral Construction Services Corp.
  • Construction Claims Avoidance; In-House Seminar Jeral Construction Services Corp.
  • Construction Claims: New Law in New Jersey; Lorman Education Seminars - October 6, 2005
  • Comprehensive Construction Law in New Jersey, Lorman Education Seminars - March 9, 2006
Publications

Attorney Steven Cohen

Contact Information

Telephone: (201) 343-1100 Ext. 102
Facsmile: (201) 343-0885

Office Address:
946 Main Street
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601


Education

St. John's University (J.D., 1987)

State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A., 1984)


Memberships / Awards

Superlawyer in the field of Construction Litigation for the years of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016.

New Jersey Rule 1:40 Qualified Mediator

New Jersey Bar Association, Construction Law Section Co-Chair 2006-2008

American Bar Association (Public Contract Law; Litigation; Forum Committee on the Construction Industry)

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

New York County Lawyers Association

Bergen County Bar Association

Formerly Newsletter Editor for New Jersey State Bar Association Construction Law Section

Practice Areas

Construction; Surety Law; Commercial Litigation; Construction Lien Law; Construction Arbitration; Contractor Performance and Payment Bonds; Construction Defects; Construction Litigation; Real Estate


Admissions

New Jersey, 1987

New York, 1988

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York


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