Law Offices of Kevin H. Cohen, P.C. Tel (914) 949-3411
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About the Firm

Kevin H. Cohen

Kevin has extensive experience representing individual and corporate clients in all aspects of estate planning and administration. His experience ranges from small to multi-million dollar estates in both national and international venues.

He routinely drafts complex estate plans and all documents relating to the administration of estates including the preparation of federal and state gift and estate tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns. His practice includes defending those returns on audit.

Kevin is proficient in handling federal and multi-state gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes. He is skilled in conducting litigation matters including objections to accountings, construction proceedings and contested probates. Kevin has served as an expert witness in intricate trusts and estates and tax litigation.

While Kevin represents major banks in complicated trust and fiduciary matters, he is also attentive to the needs of his individual clients. He counsels families in estate planning, long term asset protection, retirement planning, charitable giving, tax, Medicaid and related elder law matters.

Kevin was the recipient of the prestigious Westchester Business Council Forty Under Forty award. This award recognizes individuals who are leaders in their field. Kevin served as an assistant adjunct professor at New York University's Center for Finance, Law and Taxation where he taught Federal Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates. As a frequent guest speaker on a wide array of trusts and estates and elder law topics, Kevin has lectured at major financial institutions, senior living facilities and to students at colleges and various law schools. He frequently participates as a panelist and featured lecturer for numerous continuing legal education seminars sponsored by the New York State Bar Association and other organizations.

Kevin is the co-chair of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Westchester County Bar Association and serves as the 9th judicial district representative to the New York State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Section. He has been recognized in the Metro area Super Lawyers in the Trusts & Estates category and has also been named a Five Star Professional Wealth Manager Award Winning Trusts and Estates attorney.

Kevin started his career as a tax consultant for a Big Six accounting firm. Thereafter, he joined the trusts and estates department of a major Wall Street law firm as an associate. Prior to starting the Law Offices of Kevin H. Cohen, P.C., in 2003, Kevin headed the trusts and estates department of a prominent Westchester law firm where he also concentrated in the practice of elder law.

Kevin received his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 1995) and graduated, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany (B.S., Business Administration, Concentration in Finance, 1992). He is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Memberships: New York State Bar Association, Westchester County Bar Association.

Shari L. Soloway

Shari is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 1995). Her honors include a position as Notes Editor for the Cardozo Women's Law Journal. Shari received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University (cum laude, B.A., dual major: History and American Studies, 1991). She is admitted to practice law in New York.

Shari is experienced in handling estate planning and administration cases and manages probate and guardianship proceedings. She drafts estate plans and all advanced directives involving health care and financial decisions. Shari also handles corporate matters including negotiating contracts, establishing corporate entities and advising our commercial clients with respect to various transactions.

Prior to her association with the Law Offices of Kevin H. Cohen, P.C., Shari was an associate in private practices that focused on trusts and estates, real estate, commercial litigation and corporate law. As counsel for a leading title insurance company in Manhattan, she was involved in all aspects of title insurance for residential and commercial real estate transactions and is trained in drafting real estate documents.

Alexander J. Wooldridge

Alex joined the Law Offices of Kevin H. Cohen, P.C., in October 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Alex was an associate for a Westchester County law firm where he concentrated in the practice of real estate law. Alex also served on the legal staff of a large Manhattan law firm where he assisted with discovery for complex commercial litigation matters.

Alex is experienced in handling complex trusts and estates matters. He is proficient in drafting detailed and comprehensive estate plans and all related documentation. Alex attends court hearings, meets with clients to develop estate plans and is involved in all aspects of probate and administration proceedings, including the preparation of estate and gift tax returns. Alex also handles all aspects of trust administration and is skilled in drafting an array of trusts to suit the needs of our clients.

Alex is fluent in French and is a graduate of McGill University (B.A., Political Science and History, 1998). He received his law degree from the Pace University School of Law (J.D., 2005) and is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut. Alex also received a Master of Arts in War Studies from Kings College, London, England in 1999. Memberships: Westchester Bar Association.

Laura M. Belkner

Laura joined the Law Offices of Kevin H. Cohen, P.C., in September 2012, following her graduation from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. During law school, Laura was an Articles Editor for the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law. Her note, titled “The Secular and Religious Legal Framework of Afghanistan as Compared to Western Notions of Equal Protection and Human Rights Treaties,” was published by the Journal in the spring of 2011.

Laura handles complex estate litigation cases involving will contests, trust administration and accounting proceedings. Laura is also experienced in probate and administration proceedings as well as various areas of elder law. She is well versed in preparing estate tax returns and drafts detailed estate plans, advance directives and prenuptial agreements for the firm’s estate planning clients. Laura was named as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for the New York-Metro area for Trusts and Estates litigation.

Laura received her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from New York University in 2009. Memberships: New York County Lawyers Association (Young Lawyers Section), New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association

Eliza A. Fraser

Eliza joined the Law Offices of Kevin H. Cohen, P.C., in April 2014, after completing a fellowship program with the Westchester County Surrogate’s Court. Eliza focuses her practice on estate and gift tax planning and elder law matters. She drafts a variety of estate planning documents including wills, trust agreements, business succession planning documents and advance directives. Eliza formulates complex estate plans for high net worth clients. She is also instrumental in assisting clients in elder law planning.

Eliza graduated from Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 2013). During law school, she was President of the National Security Law Society and served on the Executive Board of Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest. Eliza received her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University (cum laude, B.A., Political Science and International Studies, 2009). Memberships: New York State Bar Association, Westchester County Women’s Bar Association.

Patricia M. Marcello

Pat has over fifteen years of experience as a paralegal. Pat's specialty is Medicaid planning and the preparation and submission of Medicaid applications. She is extremely well versed in asset protection and Medicaid rules. Pat is also involved in estate administration issues and drafts probate petitions, deeds and transfer documents.

Pat is well acquainted with the process of marshalling estate assets, fiduciary accountings and gift and estate tax returns. She is also responsible for preparing real estate transfer documentation with regard to Medicaid and estate planning.

Pat started with our firm in 2005. Prior to her tenure here, Pat worked for a well known elder law and trust estates law firm in Westchester County. Pat received her paralegal certificate from Mercy College. She is a graduate of Marymount College (B.A., Fine Arts) and has a Masters of Fine Arts from State University of New York at New Paltz.

Kathleen Murphy

After running her own childcare business for many years, Kathleen joined our firm as an administrative assistant in May 2014 and handles many duties that keep our office running smoothly. Kathleen tracks the status of our cases and offers administrative support to our attorneys. She is also responsible for maintaining our estate planning and estate administration files, records and documents.

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