Robert H. Cohen

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PHONE:

631-694-2300

 

EMAIL:

rhc@lambbarnosky.com

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EDUCATION:

♦  Hofstra University (B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude, 1980)

♦  Hofstra University (J.D., with distinction, 1983)

 

BAR ADMISSIONS:

New York

 

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Hofstra Law Review
  • Suffolk County Bar Association President’s Award as Chair of Education Law Committee
  • New York State Association of School Attorneys President’s Award
  • Martindale- Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation

ORGANIZATIONS & COMMITTEES

  • Former President, New York State Association of School Attorneys
  • Former Chair, Suffolk County Bar Association’s Education Law Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors of Sunshine Drug Prevention Center

PRESENTATIONS

  • 06.03.2017:  Get Up, Stand Up: NYSSBA & NYSASA 17th Annual School Attorney Law Conference
  • 12.09.2016:  Construction and Financing Primer – Suffolk and Nassau Academies of Law and the Education Law Committees of the Suffolk and Nassau County Bar Associations  – 2016 Annual School Law Conference
  • 06.04.2016:  It Takes a Village: Working With the Police, CPS, Family Court and Other Enforcement Agencies – NYSSBA & NYSASA 16th Annual School Attorney Law Conference
  • 04.10.2016:  Student Discipline, OCR Compliance Investigations and Alternatives to Out of School Suspension – National School Boards Association Annual Conference
  • 10.19.2015:  Legal Challenges to School Board Elections and Budget Votes – NYSSBA & NYSASA 95th Annual Convention & Education Expo
  • 12.08.2014:  Special Education Developments: A review of recent cases pertaining to the provision of special education services – Suffolk and Nassau Academies of Law and the Education Law Committees of the Suffolk and Nassau County Bar Associations 2014 Annual School Law Conference
  • 12.09.2013:  Impact of Social Media on Discipline of Students and Employees – Suffolk and Nassau Academies of Law and the Education Law Committees of the Suffolk and Nassau County Bar Associations 2013 Annual School Law Conference
  • 11.06.2013:  Special Education Law Update – 2013 New York State Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Department
  • 05.31.2013:  Greenhouse Gas: Review of Construction Contracts – NYSSBA & NYSASA 13th Annual School Attorney Law Conference
  • 12.03.2012:  Living with the Tax Levy Limit – Tax Cap Part II – Suffolk and Nassau Academies of Law and the Education Law Committees of the Suffolk and Nassau County Bar Associations 2012 Annual School Law Conference
  • 07.19.2012:  What is New in Special Education? – New York State School Boards Association 2012 Summer Law Conference Series: Winds of Change and New Legal Responsibilities
  • 06.03.2012:  Update on Special Education – NYSSBA & NYSASA 12th Annual School Attorney Law Conference
  • 01.18.2012:  Special Education Law and Municipal Law – 13th Annual Members Only Conference of the Long Island Association of Special Education Administrators (LIASEA)
  • 06.03.2011:  Mock Reorganizational Meeting – Are you Ready to Fly Solo? – NYSSBA & NYSASA 11th Annual School Attorney Law Conference
  • 09.28.2010:  Alternative Sources of Revenue for School Districts – Suffolk County Bar Association
  • 09.23.2010:  Cyberbullying and the Law – Suffolk County Bar Association
  • 06.05.2010:  Alphabet Soup: Hot Issues in Special Education – NYSSBA & NYSASA 10th Annual School Attorney Law Conference
  • 12.07.2009:  Updates in Education Law – Suffolk and Nassau Academies of Law and the Education Law Committees of the Suffolk and Nassau County Bar Associations 2009 Annual School Law Conference
  • 04.14.2009:  Ethics Issues in Representing Municipalities – Suffolk County Bar Association

 

 

PRACTICE AREAS:

Education, EmploymentLabor, Litigation and Municipal

 

Robert H. Cohen received both his undergraduate degree (magna cum laude) and his law degree (with distinction) from Hofstra University.  As an undergraduate, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  In law school, he was an associate editor of the Law Review.  Following graduation, Mr. Cohen joined our firm as an associate and has spent his entire career here.  He concentrates his practice in education and municipal law, appellate practice and commercial litigation.  Mr. Cohen is a past President of the New York State Association of School Attorneys.  He was co-chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Education Law Committee through June 30, 2009.  Mr. Cohen has been a panel member and lecturer on education and employment law issues for the New York State Association of School Attorneys, the Nassau and Suffolk Academies of Law and the Long Island Association of Special Education Administrators.  He has conducted numerous seminars and workshops on issues ranging from special education and Section 504 to seniority and tenure rights to student discipline.   In April, 2016, Mr. Cohen co-presented a program on “Restorative Justice Techniques” at the National School Board Association’s Annual Meeting in Boston.