Jeff Cohen joins WKD with more than two decades experience as an established Probate and Trust Attorney. Jeff started his career with a small firm handling probate matters, prior to opening his own private probate practice. In time, Jeff joined a boutique family/probate/litigation firm in the probate department, handling many diverse matters, some involving complex family law related cross-over issues. Subsequently, Jeff practiced in a top AM100 international law firm handing major cases and issues before he decided to join the dedicated probate litigation team at WKD.
Mr. Cohen takes a client-centered approach and considers himself a “Counselor at Law,” attempting first to understand the nature of disputes and potentially resolve matters. That said, Jeff also enjoys the advocacy and litigation process, including all elements and stages: pleading, discovery, attempted dispute resolution, and ultimately trial.
He routinely represents financial institutions, professional fiduciaries, and individuals in probate matters, including without limitation, Trustees, Executors, Agents, Beneficiaries, Heirs, Creditors, and interested persons to a litany of probate issues, both prosecuting and defending all types of matters.
Additionally, he has successfully defended fiduciaries against claims of wrongdoing, compelled accountings, challenged testamentary documents, sought surcharges, protected beneficial interests, and litigated over contested appointments of personal representatives.
Mr. Cohen attended Southwestern University School of Law, Dec. 1999. Tied “CALI Award” in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and received Southwestern’s “Exceptional Achievement Award.”
Mr. Cohen and his family enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, family fun time and good times, including dining, travel, cooking, cruising, camping, movies, amusement parks, as well as television production.