Eric S. Cohen: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Eric S. Cohen

Special Counsel
Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone646.292.8718

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Professional Liability
  • Design and Construction Defect Claims
  • Directors and Officers Liability Coverage
  • Cyber Risk and Social Media
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Business and Commercial
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 646.292.8718
Fax: 646.292.8701
http://www.goldbergsegalla.com/attorneys/eric-s-cohen
 
University Queens College, The City University of New York, B.A., cum laude, 1999
 
Law SchoolHofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2002
 
Admitted2004, New York; 2004, New Jersey; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
 
Memberships 

Professional Affiliations
•American Institute of Architects (AIA)
•American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
•Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
•Professional Women in Construction (PWC)
•Brandeis Association
•New York State Trial Lawyers Association
•New York Society of Architects (NYSA)

Community Involvement
•Volunteer, Meals on Wheels

 
LanguagesHebrew
 
Biography

Eric Cohen counsels clients in a broad spectrum of professional liability and business and commercial lawsuits, including negligence and breach of duty causes of action. He frequently represents contractors, property managers, design professionals, and others in the construction field, as well as corporate directors and officers.

Eric handles every aspect of his client's cases, working with the client and their insurer to craft and implement responsible and aggressive legal strategies to best serve their needs. He has helped to rewrite the law at the appellate level in favor of his design professional clients to the benefit of the industry as a whole.

In the area of directors and officers liability coverage, highlights of his professional experience include successfully moving to have misrepresentation claims dismissed against the CEO of a national company seeking in excess of $70 million. The plaintiff, an international bank, could not appeal the trial court's decision. Eric also successfully moved to dismiss numerous claims against design professional clients and their insurers, avoiding prolonged involvement in litigation and accompanying business interruption.

At Hofstra University School of Law, Eric participated in the Hofstra Housing Litigation Clinic, where he conducted multiple trials as a student intern, and was associate news editor of the college's newspaper. At Queens College, Eric was sole recipient of the Pi Sigma Alpha Award for Academic Excellence.

Honors
New York Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2014 (Construction Litigation: Business)

Publications/Presentations
•Co-Presenter, “Sue Everyone! The Anatomy of a Construction Lawsuit,” Professional Women in Construction, New York, May 22, 2014
•Co-Presenter, “Anatomy of a Construction Defect Case,” Sound Advice, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, April 2014
•Attorney Panelist, The Value of Specifications, Professional Women in Construction Continuing Education Series, April 24, 2013
•Panelist and presenter, mock mediation for the Manhattan ACEC, 2012
•Speaker, “Review of Recent Cases Involving Design Professionals,” 2011
•Speaker, “The Ten Most Common Areas of Design Professional Liability,” 2010, 2011
•Panelist and presenter, mock mediation for focused audience, 2010

Presentations
• Sue Everyone! The Anatomy of a Construction Lawsuit, Professional Women in Construction
May 22, 2014
• Anatomy of a Construction Defect Case, ABA Sound Advice
April 2014
•The Value of Specifications, Professional Women in Construction Continuing Education Series
April 24, 2013

News
Twenty-Six Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 2014
Goldberg Segalla Intensifies Growth in Manhattan With Eight New Additions
March 26, 2013
Eric S. Cohen Joins Goldberg Segalla
March 11, 2013

Blog
Professional Liability Matters

 
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Office Information

Eric S. Cohen

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425




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