Howard D. Cohen Joins Parker, McCay & Criscuolo
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., May 28, 2002 - Howard D. Cohen, Esq., has joined Parker, McCay & Criscuolo as a shareholder. Cohen will concentrate his practice in land use and commercial litigation, and will serve as special counsel to municipalities and public sector clients. He will work out of the firm's Lawrenceville, N.J., office.
Parker McCay, one of New Jersey's leading law firms, provides comprehensive legal services to a wide array of clients throughout the region in such specialties as litigation and public sector matters, public finance, and corporate and technology law. The firm also provides counsel to clients in the fields of banking, real estate, healthcare, creditors' rights and employment law.
"Howard brings more than 27 years of experience in diverse complex litigation, including corporate, commercial, environmental, intellectual property, real estate, probate, family, and land use and public sector matters," says Philip A. Norcross, managing shareholder and chief executive officer. "He is a highly experienced trial attorney and will be key to handling a broad range of matters."
Previously, Cohen was a partner in Stern Greenberg & Kilcullen in Roseland, New Jersey; and prior to that, a partner in Gutkin Miller Shapiro & Selesner in Millburn, New Jersey. Earlier in his career, he served as an associate for Sills Beck Cummis Radin & Tischman (now Sills Cummis) in Newark, New Jersey.
He trained under the late Hon. Arthur J. Sills, former attorney general of the state of New Jersey. Cohen also served as law secretary to the late Hon. Leon Gerofsky, assignment judge for the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County, and for his successor, the late Hon. John C. Demos.
Cohen has been a certified trial attorney of the New Jersey Supreme Court for more than 15 years. He currently serves as special counsel to more than six New Jersey municipalities. He lectures extensively on land use and related issues, and litigation strategy; and has appeared before the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, New Jersey Planning Officials, the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, the American Planning Association and numerous other land-use organizations.
In 2001, the American Planning Association retained Cohen to file a brief and argue before the New Jersey Supreme Court in its first re-examination in 18 years of the Mount Laurel II doctrine in the case of Toll Bros. v. W. Windsor Township, et al. Subsequently, Cohen was invited to lecture on this topic at the American Planning Association's National Meeting in Chicago.
Cohen holds a bachelor's degree with honors in political science from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa. He earned his law degree with honors from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.
Cohen is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey and New York Bar Associations and numerous county bar associations throughout New Jersey. He previously served as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court District V-B Ethics Committee.
A leader in the Jewish community for more than 23 years, Cohen served as president of Temple Sholom in Bridgewater, N.J., a member of its board of trustees and executive committee, and chairman of its successful $2 million physical expansion. He also served as regional vice president of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism - New Jersey Region; and a member of the board of trustees of the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties. Cohen has been honored by the State of Israel Bonds with a president's breakfast for his service to the Jewish community.
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