Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy

The Board Certified distinction, held by very few of America's bankruptcy lawyers, is recognized by the State Bar of California as satisfying its own attorney certification standards. The certification process requires not only a written examination covering bankruptcy law, procedure, and ethics, but also extensive continuing education and seminar work, publications, and peer review including references of opposing counsel.

Mr. Cohen, whose practice now centers on Chapter 11 work, has successfully represented debtors, creditors, and other participants in cases under Chapter 7, 11, and 13 over many years. His clients have included private and governmental entities, individuals, partnerships, and corporations. In Chapter 11 debtor representation, where the court must approve counsel employment and counsel compensation, Mr. Cohen has confirmed plans and gained a significant form of recognition, judicial approval of fee requests on the basis of cost effective service.

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 major airlines in Chapter 11.

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 general, Chapter 11 matters, and the broader area of insolvency, call on intangibles such as a practitioner's judgment, integrity, diligence and creativity, as well as knowledge and experience. Your case in Mr. Cohen's hands enjoys all these benefits, as the courts and his peers have indicated in different ways.

For particulars of Chapter 11 law and procedure, you may refer to Mr. Cohen's 1992 article, Bankruptcy Basics.

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Jerome S. Cohen

Attorney At Law -- (213) 388-8188