Roger L. Cohen

Roger L. Cohen

Jaburg Wilk PC

Recognized since 2016

Phoenix, Arizona

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

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Roger Cohen has over 40 years’ experience as a business attorney, representing clients in both litigation and transactions. He has a deep knowledge and understanding of commercial law and the litigation process and is a forceful and effective advocate for his clients. Roger’s experience as a transactional attorney adds value in the litigation setting, as he can relate the documentation process to issues that arise in business and commercial disputes. Conversely, his knowledge and skill as a litigator affords him an advantage in negotiating and drafting settlement agreements with maximum protections to his clients. This unique blend of expertise is particularly useful in workout representation.

He has long-standing relationships with business clients in a variety of industries, providing business counseling, transactional assistance and litigation services. For over 30 years, he has represented an independent escrow company, successfully defending numerous claims asserting alleged breaches of contract and fiduciary duties. He acted as Arizona lead counsel in an 18-year multiple state legal battle arising out of a jojoba investment scheme, and was litigation counsel for the receiver of a group of lenders taken over as the result of a Ponzi scheme investigation. Roger has obtained favorable results, through trial or settlement, for clients in a variety of matters, including legal and accounting malpractice, shareholder and partner disputes, employment contract and restrictive covenant disputes, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, and complex collections.

Roger has published articles and spoken on a variety of topics, including the Arizona homestead and judgment lien statutes, Uniform Commercial Code Articles 2 (sales) and 9 (secured transactions), attorney conflicts and misconduct, bankruptcy appeals, and civil procedure. His article “Foreign Judgments and Community Property” was published in Arizona Attorney in November, 2009 and he co-authored “The Top 50 Leading Cases that Shaped Life and Law in Arizona’s First 100 Years” published in Arizona Attorney in February 2012. He is co-author of a chapter of the recent Thompson Reuters publication, “Inside the Minds: Strategies for Consumer Bankruptcy Appeals”.

Contact & Links
  • 1850 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1200
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • George Washington University, J.D., with honors, Order of the Coif, graduated 1975
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A., cum laude, graduated 1972
Bar Admissions
  • California, 1975
  • Arizona, 1976
  • Arizona State Bar Arbitration Committee - Former Member
  • Arizona State Board of Accountancy, Law Review Committee - Member
  • Camp Swift Foundation - Board of Directors
  • Horace Rumpole Inn of Court - Master of the Bench
  • Temple Kol Ami - Past President
Court Admissions
  • United States, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • California, U.S. District Court, District of California

Jaburg Wilk PC
Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

15 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

6 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Client Reviewed by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Litigation - Securities

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