Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP
In a career spanning almost 40 years, Nelson Cohen has negotiated hundreds of workouts on behalf of his bankruptcy clients—saving them the time and expense of having to go to court. When litigation is unavoidable, Mr. Cohen has significant experience fighting for both debtors and creditors in the bankruptcy courts. He has vast experience litigating in many federal, state and bankruptcy courts throughout the East.
In the bankruptcy area, Mr. Cohen concentrates on construction, real estate developers, homebuilding and related fields such as mortgage lending, office and apartment buildings, and home furnishings, as well as on companies in the hospitality and luxury goods industries. He has represented numerous debtors in complex Chapter 11 reorganizations, served as creditor committee counsel, and represented secured creditors in bankruptcy cases. He has also represented Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 Trustees in virtually all aspects of bankruptcy law.
Mr. Cohen has also put his years of bankruptcy law experience to use in service to the community. As chair of Bankruptcy Task Force of the District of Columbia Circuit Judicial Conference Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, his advocacy resulted in the implementation of a new local rule ensuring those in need would have access to pro bono bankruptcy counsel. Mr. Cohen has also served on the Local Rules Committee in the District of Columbia to help overhaul the Local Bankruptcy Rules.