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Firm Practice Areas

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Condominium & Homeowners' Associations

      The firm represents condominium associations and homeowners’ associations in collection of unpaid monthly assessments, day-to-day operations and employer-employee matters. The firm maintains a constant vigil of the constantly changing provisions, authority and consequences in connection with the 2010 Distresses Condominium Relief Act and the impact and relief offered to community associations. All staff members of the Law Offices of Karen Cohen PLLC are skilled and experienced in maximizing the cash-flow of community associations and assisting in easing the burden of the countless hours of voluntary board membership.

Civil Litigation

      The firm is one of the very few firms with skill and experience in the area of admiralty and maritime law, and negligence associated with injuries on cruise ship lines. An experienced trial attorney, Karen Cohen, Esq. has substantial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all matters of negligence and personal injury [motor vehicle, auto-pedestrian, premises liability, products liability, medical and dental malpractice].

Real Estate

      Karen Cohen, Esq. is a registered title agent for Old Republic Title Insurance Company, [formerly the Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund].  With the “hands-on” assistance of a Florida Registered Paralegal with over twenty-five years experience in real estate transactions, Karen handles title and related searches, sales, purchases, transfers, asset-protection deeds [“Lady Bird”, Trustees and Executors Deeds]. The firm handles all forms of property transfers and ownership including homes, co-ops, condominiums and homeowners’ association membership. The firm also handles landlord-tenants matters including evictions, title litigation, [defense and prosecution], environmental contamination and discharges.

Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Elder Law Issues

     The Law Offices of Karen Cohen assists clients in preparation of last wills, living wills, powers of attorney, health care proxies and health care surrogate declarations. The firm is extremely effective in preparing comprehensive asset protection documents and planning, drafting and providing strategy for both revocable [“Living Trust”] and irrevocable [“Medicaid”] trust agreements. Special needs, supplemental and charitable trusts agreements are prepared as specific, tailor-made documents. We focus on the transfer of assets from one generation to the next while minimizing the impact and consequences of state and federal estate and gift taxes.

Environmental Matters

       The firm represents residential owners and owners of commercial and industrial properties contaminated by discharges of hazardous substances. Defense of accidental discharges and prosecution for damage caused by adjoining property owners and others. The firm also handles environmental regulatory permitting and follow-up applications for air, water, waste water and storage of hazardous materials and wastes.

Commercial Litigation

        Representing small, medium and large firms both publically owned and closely held in all matters relative to operations, including employer-employee relations, operating permits, workers compensation collection of debts, insurance and licensing issues and litigation [both defense and prosecution].

Family Law 

        Specializing in expert attention to every detail connected with the components of divorce litigation with an emphasis on alimony, child support, equitable distribution of marital assets, parenting plans and settlement negotiations. Whether a client’s needs are immediate, temporary long-term or final, our offices are equipped to handle all of our client’s needs. Clients are treated with respect and compassion at one of the most difficult times one might face. A personal and caring member of our legal staff is always ready, able and accessible to assist and clients receive personalized attention.

Intellectual Property

        The firm handles copyright and trademark applications, defense and support of U.S. Patent applications and prosecution and defense of patent validity. Barry K. Fine [Florida Registered Paralegal and attorney at law in New York and New Jersey], is a patentee in the field of transportation of hazardous substances and has first-hand knowledge of every phase of searching, applying, filing and defending intellectual property matters.
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Our Goals, Standards, Mission, and Commitment

       We are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services and welcome your inquiries.  We look forward to handling your legal matters while providing the security and confidence you require - and the calm that follows competent, reliable and effective legal representation.  We have offices in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties in Florida and on Long Island in New York. Our offices include several of Counsel attorneys.