Telephone: (212) 829-9090, ext. 8
• Bar Admission
New York, New Jersey
The George Washington University, B.A. 2006, magna cum laude
Pace University School of Law, J.D., 2010, cum laude
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
New York State Bar Association
The Copyright Society of the USA • Born Santa Monica, CA
Joshua N. Cohen, Associate
Joshua N. Cohen's practice focuses on general real estate, entertainment law and intellectual property, and he is developing a specialization in copyright, trademark, trade secret, and right of publicity matters. Mr. Cohen drafts legal documents which include licensing agreements, personal management agreements, and cease and desist letters. He provides guidance on strategies to exploit clients' intellectual property rights and forms corporate entities such as limited liability companies. He also drafts documents in connection with the sale, purchase and financing of residential and commercial property and assists purchasers, sellers and banking institutions in real estate closings. Additionally, Mr. Cohen represents clients in litigation matters and has experience in motion practice and discovery.
While in law school, Mr. Cohen completed an internship with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.'s legal department, in which he worked on federal copyright preemption, anti-piracy, trademark, attorney-client privilege and works-for-hire issues. Mr. Cohen also completed an internship in the Ninth Judicial District, Westchester County Court House working for Judge Nicolai assisting with real estate foreclosure conferences.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Cohen served as the Contract Administrator for ESPN Inc.'s Business Affairs department in which he was responsible for contract administration, contract analysis and negotiation support for ESPN's agreements with professional sports leagues such as Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association.
He, along with partners John A. Coleman, Jr. and Richard N. Cohen, has represented a group of over 33 purchasers against a developer in proceedings before the Office of the Attorney General of New York State for the return of over $13,000,000 of downpayments. They obtained an order in favor of the purchasers from the New York State Attorney General. The developer then unsuccessfully challenged the decision of the Attorney General in federal district court (Southern District of New York) and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The developer further challenged those decisions in the New York State Courts. In early 2012, the New York State Supreme Court also ruled in favor of the purchasers. The developer then further challenged those decisions in appellate court. On December 11, 2012, the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department also ruled in favor of the purchasers. The application to the Attorney General, the decision of the Attorney General and the subsequent federal and state litigations have been extensively covered in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Real Deal and The New York Law Journal.