Daniel J. Cohen has over 30 years of experience in both state and federal courts as well as bankruptcy courts and arbitration forums. His practice spans a broad range of areas, including general commercial litigation, chancery litigation, labor and employment, lender liability, insurance coverage, probate disputes, class action litigation, pharmaceutical litigation, product liability, legal ethics, and appellate advocacy.
Dan serves as general corporate and litigation counsel to a number of small, mid-sized, and publicly-traded companies that offer an array of products and services, and include institutional and hard money lenders, chemical manufacturers and distributors, medical device manufacturers, advertising, sales and marketing companies, information technology companies, franchises, real estate developers, real estate holding companies, restaurants, staffing agencies, and skincare product manufacturers. Dan serves as an adviser to these clients on a wide variety of legal matters, including litigation and alternative dispute resolution, business disputes, litigation of claims for injunctive and other equitable remedies, prosecution and defense of minority shareholder oppression litigation, member and shareholder disputes in the context of closely-held entities, representation of companies and their management in connection with their fiduciary duties and statutory obligations, restrictive covenants, contract disputes, corporate and business formation needs, employment and human resource issues, foreclosure proceedings, bankruptcy proceedings (on behalf of creditors), and the preparation, review, and negotiation of all types of commercial contracts, including confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, licensing agreements, employment agreements, forbearance agreements, master service agreements, joint venture agreements, buy/sell agreements, distribution agreements, and vendor contracts. Dan also has extensive experience litigating probate matters such as will contests, guardianships, and other contested trust and estate issues.
Dan has also served as national and local counsel in New Jersey and New York on behalf of a variety of clients, including pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and medical device manufacturers and distributors, in the defense of complex liability, class action, and mass tort litigation. Dan also represents a variety of businesses that provide related pharmaceutical services, including sales, market research, medical education programs, web-based patient education programs, and brand positioning.
Dan served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Wilfred P. Diana, Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, General Equity Part, Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, for the 1991-1992 term. From 1992-1995, he served as a Somerset County Assistant Prosecutor.
Dan has earned an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating for legal ability and general ethical standards.