Mark Again Gets Great Reviews for His Presentation on Contract Drafting

Mark’s quarterly report containing viewer feedback for his Lawlines presentation on contract drafting confirms that attendees love what Mark has to say. See the latest feedback below. Avoiding Bad Contracts: Re-Thinking The Way Lawyers Draft Contracts Date: 10/05/2020 Rating: 97.17% Views: 2569 Comments

All We Do Is Move Stuff

I had a lot on my “to do” list today. Legal work. Pay bills. Workout. Watch old Gunsmoke episodes. But today’s weather was awesome, so I blew all that off and went walking. Which got me thinking about movement. Which got me thinking about space and time, or space-time as the libtards call it. And […]

Never Bring a Paring Knife to a Hot Dog Fight

Never Bring a Paring Knife to a Hot Dog Fight

I just survived a knife fight. A fight with my own knife. Don’t worry, I’m okay. (Sorry MAGA). Looking back, I see that this was unavoidable. Tonight’s altercation began with my divorce eleven years ago. Like many single men, my first purchase upon receiving my discharge was a kitchen knife set. It’s top of the […]

opening briefs filed in appeal from judge peter michaelson’s decision

The appellants in Dean v. Casey, including Mr. Cohen, have filed their opening briefs in the appeal of former Judge Peter Michaelson’s decision in that case. You may view each of the three briefs here: 👉Brockman Casey Opening Brief 👉Mark Cohen Opening Brief 👉Fermelia Opening Brief

Diversion: Holy mother mattress of God

The Cohen brothers Mark and Roy enjoying a bit of down time in recent years. My dad travelled when I was in high school, so my mom taught me to drive. Mostly. But my dad, believing he was the world’s best driver, sometimes allowed me to pilot the big Chrysler as he bestowed driving wisdom […]

The Burden of Proof for Piercing the Corporate Veil in Colorado

Colorado’s appellate courts have created unnecessary confusion concerning the burden of proof when a litigant seeks to pierce the corporate veil.  In 1972, the legislature enacted § 13-25-127, C.R.S., which provides, “(1) Any provision of the law to the contrary notwithstanding and except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the burden of proof […]

I Don’t Know

     Lemon or lime? I don’t know. Sweet or sour? I don’t know. Left or right? I don’t know. Up or down? I don’t know. Inhale or exhale? I don’t know. North pole or south pole? I don’t know. Friend or foe? I don’t know. Yin or yang? I don’t know. Khrushchev or Kennedy? […]

Mark Teaches Contract Drafting to Lawyers in Poland and Ukraine

Mark Teaches Contract Drafting to Lawyers in Poland and Ukraine

On October 14th and 15th 2022, Mark taught an intensive 7-hour webinar to lawyers in Poland and Ukraine on Practical Contract Drafting in English. The program was sponsored by the Center for American Studies in Warsaw. The initial feedback was outstanding, and Mark thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Mark Selected to Super Lawyers for Third Consecutive Year

Super Lawyers Rated

Mark has been selected for the Colorado Super Lawyers list for 2023, making this thethird year in a row for his selection. This honor is reserved for those lawyers who exhibitexcellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in Colorado receive this distinction.

Colonel Alan J. Rubin Rode a Blazing Saddle

This article is to honor Colonel Alan J. Rubin. But first the backstory. In the summer of 1979, I worked as an armed guard at a high rise in Denver. I noticed haggard young lawyers leaving the building late each night. When I finished law school four years later, I did not want to be […]

Colorado Governor Jared Polis Appoints Mark to Commission

Colorado Governor Jared Polis has appointed Mark to serve on Colorado’s Combative Sports Commission (formerly the Colorado Boxing Commission).  The Commission is responsible for all rules to regulate the conduct, promotion and performance of boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts in the state. The seven-member Commission is comprised of three members appointed by the Governor, […]

Mark’s Clients Prevail in Road Maintenance Association Dispute

After a multi-day trial, a Boulder District Judge decided a dispute involving the Pine Valley Road Maintenance Association in a written order entered in October of 2019. Boulder District Judge Andrew McDonald ruled that the actions of three Nederland area residents were “unacceptable” in declaring themselves to be the Association’s “Interim Council,” changing the Association’s […]

Steven Pinker Praises Mark’s Article

Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker praised Mark’s article, How to Draft a Bad Contract, as “simply brilliant.”   Mark’s satircal article was first published in The Colorado Lawyer in August of 2015.  Pinker, a legend in the field of language, read the article and praised it as “simply brilliant.”  Mark’s article will be published again in […]

Court Quiets Title to Road in Favor of Mark’s Client

In May of 2021, after lengthy litigation, Boulder District Judge Andrew Hartman enter a Quiet Title Decree that gave Mark’s client, a homeowners association, the exclusive right to control access to the Summer Access Road, a private road in Boulder County that connects Ridge Road to Colorado Highway 119. The case provides a good example […]

Mark’s Clients Prevail in Claim for an Injunction Concerning an Equestrian Easement

On October 28, 2021, Arapahoe County District Judge Peter Michaelson denied a Motion for a Preliminary Injunction seeking to prohibit Mark’s clients for installing gates in an equestrian easement.  The Court accepted Mark’s argument that Colorado law does not prevent a the owner of a servient estate from putting unlocked gates in a non-exclusive easement […]

Mark Again Named a Super Lawyer

Mark was again named a Super Lawyer for 2022.  Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.