Cohen, Paul F.
Address: 4929 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 412, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Lawyer Firm: Cohen Law Partners
|Areas of Practice||Wills and Estate Litigation, Trust Litigation, Elder Abuse, Conservatorships, Probate Litigation, Business Litigation|
Representative High Profile Elder Abuse Cases
Successfully represented the administrator of an estate in recovering more than $4,000,000 in property in litigation against a 45 year-old attorney who claimed to have married a 93 year-old Los Angeles woman in a secret ceremony in Mexico, and then transferred ownership in her property to an offshore trust in the British Virgin Islands. Retained Mexican counsel who obtained an order that the marriage did not exist. We then persuaded the Virgin islands Trust company to dissolve the trust.Successfully represented a conservator in litigation with an elder abuser who stole $1,000,000 from a 90 year old woman and wired the money to a foreign bank. Conducted discovery which assisted federal and state authorities in a criminal action which resulted in guilty pleas and the recovery of the $1,000,000.
Published: Schwartz v. Labow (2008) 164 Cal.App.4th 417.
Unpublished:Cohen v. Burger (2008)Alfano v. Giordano (2004)
Active on the Los Angeles County Probate Volunteer Panel (“PVP”), attorneys found by the Probate Court of the Los Angeles Superior Court to have the requisite skill and experience necessary to represent the interests of persons against whom petitions for appointment of conservatorship have been filed. Served on more than 100 appointments as both a PVP attorney and guardian ad litem in the past 18 years.Frequent lecturer at Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations continuing legal education panels on the laws and duties governing PVP attorneys.Lectured at Pepperdine University Law School seminar on Improvisational Mediation, using his own live jazz trio to demonstrate the principles of creativity, improvisation, cooperation, and discourse in mediation of legal disputes.Frequent consultant to estate planning attorneys and tort lawyers on trying contested probate matters in probate and civil court.
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