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Aaron M. Cohn

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Aaron Cohn’s practice focuses on lending and business disputes, professional negligence, construction litigation, and catastrophic injuries. He is driven by a belief that hard cases are won with thoughtful strategy and tireless advocacy and has successfully tried and arbitrated disputes to verdict or award.

Aaron earned his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, his masters of science from the London School of Economics, and his law degree from the George Washington University School of Law, where he was a Thurgood Marshall Scholar each semester.

Education

University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2002

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), M.S.,
with distinction, 2004 

George Washington University School of Law, J.D.,
with honors, 2009 
Thurgood Marshall Scholar

Bar & Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of California
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California

Representative Experience

Lead counsel in $200 million class action lawsuit involving investment fraud against a South Florida hedge fund.

Lead counsel in a federal civil RICO case involving loan fraud that was successfully settled.

Lead counsel in multi-million dollar claims against funeral home that misplaced the remains of the deceased.

Lead counsel defending an engineering firm in the FIU bridge collapse case that settled collectively for more than $100 million.

Lead counsel defending a guarantor on a purported debt exceeding $15 million.

Counsel in defense of guarantor on $30M loan default.

Counsel for private club that arbitrated development rights worth hundreds of millions of dollars on an island in South Florida.

Counsel in several corporate “divorce” lawsuits and disputes between partners.

Counsel in dozens of construction defect and payment disputes.

Counsel in multi-million dollar arbitration for minority member in a management dispute over a closely held limited liability company.

Counsel on several wrongful death trucking and construction matters involving multi-million dollar claims.

Counsel for developer in trial and appeal; successfully defended development rights worth hundreds of millions.

Counsel to borrower in mortgage fraud trial.

Awards & Recognitions

Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida Rising Stars List (2014-2020)

Professional & Community Activities

Dade County Bar Association 

George Washington University Alumni Association

London School of Economics Alumni Association

News & Publications

Trademark "Theft" with AdWords Keyword Bidding, The Intellectual Property Strategist, June 2018

Trademark Smart: 5 Tips for Choosing and Protecting Your New Product Name, LinkedIn, December 2015

Creating a Trademarkable Brand Name, Brightmark (New York), December 2015

Raising Capital Through Factoring Accounts Receivable, Daily Business Review (Miami), August 2014

Foreclosure Law: A Primer on California’s One-Action Rule and Anti-Deficiency Provisions, The Practical Real Estate Lawyer (American Law Institute), January 2013

Ethical Conduct in Banking and Finance Chapter, Corporate Compliance Answer Book, Practicing Law Institute, 2012-13 Edition

Implementing Institutional Controls at Brownfields and Other Contaminated Sites, California Chapter, American Bar Association, May 2012

Attorney-Client Privilege: Beware the Hazards of Electronic Communication, The Daily Journal, January 10, 2012

When An Agency’s Agreement with a Developer Requires Environmental Review Under CEQA, The Daily Journal, June 13, 2011

Encouraging Alternative Modes of Transit, The Daily Journal, January 5, 2010