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Robert Stephan Cohen

Mr. Cohen is a senior partner at Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP, a firm of approximately thirty lawyers who generally limit their family law practice to high net worth clients.

Mr. Cohen has been principal attorney in a number of high-profile, high-net worth dissolutions for clients in a variety of industries, including finance, entertainment, real estate and politics, in New York and throughout the United States. Melinda Gates, Rupert Murdoch, Michael Bloomberg, Christie Brinkley, James Gandolfini, Henry Kravis, Marla Maples, Tommy Mottola, Athina Onassis, Chris Rock, Charlotte Sarkozy and Ivana Trump are among his clients who have been publicly reported. Mr. Cohen's book Reconcilable Differences: Seven Essential Tips to Remaining Together from a Top Matrimonial Lawyer was published in 2002. He has represented clients in amongst other jurisdictions, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, as well as in Belgium, Hong Kong, Italy, and Thailand.

Since 2003, Mr. Cohen has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law where he teaches a course entitled "Anatomy of a Divorce." He is a former JAG officer in the U.S. Army and has completed marathons in the United States, France, and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Cohen has received appointments from the Governor of New York and currently is Chairperson of the Screening Committee for the First Judicial Department in New York State. He also sits on the screening committee that recommends judges to the Court of Claims for appointment by the Governor. He has been appointed by the Presiding Justice of the First Judicial Department to sit on the Governor’s Grievance Committee for the First Judicial Department.

  • L.L.B. Fordham University School of Law - 1962
  • B.A. Alfred University - 1959
Awards & Accolades
    • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Who's Who in the World
    • Who's Who in America
    • Best Lawyers in New York
    • Super Lawyers®
    • The Lawyer Network, Most Important Matrimonial Lawyer in New York State, 2021
  • Associations & Memberships
    • American College of Family Trial Lawyers, Member
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow