Cohen and Wolf, PC

Bridgeport Office

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Managing Partner: David A Ball
Number of partners: 34
Number of other lawyers: 17

Firm Overview:
Since 1951, Cohen and Wolf, P.C. has been providing a wide range of legal services to Connecticut businesses, national and public companies, financial institutions, municipalities, quasi-public corporations, charitable institutions, professional practices and private individuals. For more information, visit:

Main Areas of Practice:


The firm’s appellate attorneys are experienced practitioners who are highly skilled in advising trial lawyers on preserving appellate issues at trial, filing appeals and petitions for certification, handling appellate motion practice, preparing appellate briefs, and arguing appeals.

The firm represents both secured and unsecured creditors and debtors in bankruptcy, reorganization, workout matters and advocacy proceedings.

Business & Corporate:
The firm represents a diverse base of entrepreneurial, closely held and middle-market businesses from inception through day-to-day transactions and operations, financing, business combinations, acquisitions, and sales.

Commercial Lending:
The firm provides responsive and cost-effective legal counsel to institutional lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured credit facilities, asset-based financing transactions, commercial real estate lending, acquisition financing and other lending transactions.

Common Interest Communities:
The firm’s attorneys have broad experience in all aspects of the law of condominiums, cooperatives and planned communities.

Criminal Defense:
The firm represents individuals charged with or involved in a broad spectrum of crimes including assaults, driving under the influence, reckless driving, drug possession and criminal mischief. Attorneys in the group regularly appear in state criminal courts, as well as state juvenile courts, throughout Connecticut. Several of the attorneys in the group are former state prosecutors.

The firm handles public benefits, surrogate decision-making, older person’s legal capacity, and the conservation, disposition and administration of the older person’s estate.

Employment & Labor:
The firm represents business clients, municipal clients, and aggrieved individuals in discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage claims, labor matters and other types of disputes in federal and state courts, and before administrative agencies. It offers sensible solutions for clients to avoid costly and time-consuming employment disputes, while also providing zealous advocacy when litigation or arbitration cannot be avoided. The firm also provides counsel on a variety of human resources issue.

The firm’s attorneys represent individuals in all areas of family relations law, including drafting and negotiation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, litigating actions seeking divorce, legal separation, custody and visitation, handling post-judgment modification and enforcement proceedings, and representing minor children.

Land Use & Zoning:
The firm represents developers, municipalities and landowners in obtaining local, state and federal permits and approvals.

Legal Ethics:
The firm counsels and represents attorneys, law firms and persons seeking admission to the Connecticut Bar in matters concerning licensing and professional discipline.

The firm’s litigators represent businesses, municipalities and individuals in a broad spectrum of substantive areas involving litigation, including administrative law, appeals, bankruptcy, business and commercial disputes, construction, employment, environmental, insurance coverage, professional negligence, real estate, and securities.

The firm has extensive experience in all aspects of municipal law, including representing and advising town boards and commissions, negotiating contracts, handling municipal litigation and administrative appeals, and providing guidance and direction for town governance.

Personal Injury:
The firm represents individuals who have sustained injury and losses as a result of the negligence of others, including motor vehicle collisions, dangerous premises, dog bites, fall downs and accidents at work, as well as all types of wrongful death actions.

Physicians’ Practices:
The firm counsels physician groups on a variety of sensitive issues and brings extensive drafting and interpretive experience to physicians’ employment and partnership agreements, M&A of physician practices, the consequences of non-competition agreements, governance, and the planning and succession of a medical practice.

Real Estate:
The firm has extensive experience representing owners, tenants, developers, lenders, municipalities and governmental agencies in the development, acquisition, financing, zoning, leasing and disposition of commercial real estate.

The firm has significant experience in representing brokers, dealers, investment advisors, broker-dealer agents, investment advisor agents, and issuers of securities before federal, state, and self-regulatory securities agencies.

The firm regularly assists clients in structuring mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, split-offs, shareholder redemptions, joint ventures, real estate ventures and reorganizations to minimize overall taxation.

Telecommunications & Utilities:
The firm represents wireless telecommunications clients, including licensed carriers, wireless infrastructure companies and alternative technology providers in obtaining local, state and federal permits and approvals.

Trusts & Estates:
The firm represents private individuals in the areas of estate and tax planning, estate and tax administration, trust formation and administration, charitable gift and foundation planning and administration, business succession planning, conservatorships, guardianships, and probate litigation.