I’m Mark Cohen, and I have nearly forty years of experience in practicing law. My passion is drafting clear legal documents and helping clients resolve disputes arising out of poorly drafted documents (or the lack of any documents at all). My practice includes five broad areas: (1) drafting and reviewing legal documents, (2) advising businesses and organizations, (3) business and real estate litigation, (4) speaking, teaching, and writing, and (5) serving as co-counsel or a mentor.
The distinction between litigation and transactional work is often artificial. Business, contract, intellectual property, employment, and real estate litigation are almost always the result of poor drafting, insufficient investigation, or an incomplete negotiation. I prefer plain English over “Legalese.” Plain English lowers costs, improves productivity, increases credibility, and reduces misunderstandings.
I am also a proven TRIAL LAWYER. In 2012, I won a $4.2 million judgment (including punitive damages) for a client in a case involving breach of contract and interference with contract. I have represented clients in more than 100 jury trials and litigated hundreds of civil cases. My experience enables me to facilitate transactions today that are least likely to become lawsuits tomorrow. Read more about my trial practice and philosophy.
I earned my B.A. in economics in 1980 at Whitman College. I earned my law degree in 1983 at the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder. I earned a Masters in Law (LL.M.) in agricultural and food law at the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2014. I also studied philosophy and logic in graduate school and I am a member of the Institute of General Semantics. I am an AV-rated attorney and was selected as a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation for 2021. My AVVO rating is presently a perfect 10 out of 10. I was selected by Expertise.com as one of the best real estate lawyers in Denver.
What I offer
I provide first-rate legal services. I am a smart, effective, and efficient problem solver.
- I return phone calls promptly.
- I keep clients informed.
- I check email often and reply promptly.
- I make myself available.
- I favor plain English over “Legalese.”
- I am on time.
- I anticipate your needs.
- I am proactive.
- I practice Preventive Law. -?-
I never forget that clients pay for my services, and while they justifiably expect superior work and sound advice, they also want a dedicated lawyer who is easily available and always responsive to their needs.
What I Don't do
- Divorce law
- criminal law
- personal injury cases
- residential landlord-Tenant disputes
- tax law
- securities law
- patent law
- contingency cases
- Estate Planning
Who I Serve
- Counsel for traditional and high-tech companies in Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Longmont, Louisville, Fort Collins, all along the Front Range, and throughout Colorado.
- Individuals and families throughout Colorado in need of sound guidance on legal matters within my areas of expertise.
Having lived in Nederland for 21 years, I am uniquely qualified to help in real estate disputes involving mountain properties. I have handled such cases in Gilpin County, Boulder County, Clear Creek County, Summit County, Grand County, Eagle County, Garfield County, Jefferson County, Larimer County, Chaffee County, and Routt County. With an advanced degree in agricultural law, I have also represented agricultural clients in numerous real estate disputes involving properties on Colorado’s eastern plains.
My hourly rate is $335.00. I do not handle cases on a contingency basis.
Contact Info or click here
Mark Cohen, J.D., LL.M.
P.O. Box 19192, Boulder, CO 80308