Danielle E. Cohen 


Danielle Cohen focuses her practice on construction litigation and condominium association law.  She has represented a diverse range of construction clients, including owners, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers.  Danielle has been involved in both prosecuting and defending claims on private and public projects in New Jersey and New York, including delay claims, construction lien and mechanic’s lien foreclosure actions, defective work claims, bond claims, prompt payment act claims and trust fund issues.  She has also represented condominium associations in the prosecution of construction defect claims, as well as assisted condominium associations with general condominium matters.

Danielle is experienced in reviewing, drafting and negotiating construction contracts, on behalf of owners, general contractors and subcontractors.  Additionally, she assists clients with various collection issues. 

Speaking Engagements / Publications

2022 Construction Law Forum, Speaker (June 2022)

Advanced Topics in Commercial Leasing, Speaker (November 2022)

Proving and Pricing Delay Claims, Speaker (November 2022)

Construction Contract Workshop, Speaker (December 2022)

State-by-State Analyses of Legal Issues Affecting Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and Owners, Contributing Author, State of New Jersey Treatise, Aspen Publishers, Inc.

Laws Affecting Residential Real Estate Construction in New Jersey (November 2021)

2021 Construction Law Forum, Speaker (June 2021)

Building Code Requirements and How to Avoid Potential Litigation Seminar, Speaker (December 2020)

Complying with the rules of professional conduct for design professionals, Speaker (February 2019)

Construction Payment and Performance Bond Fundamentals, Speaker (June 2019)

Construction law basics seminar, Speaker (September and October 2019)

Proving and Pricing Subcontractor Delay Claims, Speaker (September 2019)

Commercial Contracts: Drafting and Termination Overview, Speaker (December 2019)

Successfully Using Experts To Win Construction Litigation Cases: Best Practices That Get The Job Done, Speaker (December 2019)

Recovering Attorneys’ Fees under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, New Jersey Lawyer (December 2017)

Current Issues in New Jersey Construction Lien Law, Speaker (August 2017)

Construction Law: The Bid, The Claim and the Potential Impact of Electronic Bidding, Speaker (February 2018)

Enforceability of E-Signatures, New Jersey State Bar Association Construction Law Section Newsletter (January 2016)

Bankruptcy: Payment to Lower-Tier Contractors Outside of Debtor’s Estate, New Jersey State Bar Association Construction Law Section Newsletter (May 2017)

Attorney Danielle Cohen

Contact Information

Telephone: (201) 343-1100 Ext. 104
Facsimile: (201) 343-0885

Office Address:
946 Main Street
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601


New York Law School, Cum Laude (2011)

Rutgers University (Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2003)


Memberships / Awards

Harlan Scholar, New York Law School

Law Review Articles Editor, New York Law School

Co-Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association, Construction Law Section

Superlawyers, Rising Stars, New Jersey, 2014 through 2020

Superlawyers, New Jersey 2021

Practice Areas

Real Estate, Construction Law, Condominium Law


State of New Jersey, 2011

United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 2011

State of New York, 2012



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