Neil S. Cohen
Neil, a seasoned litigator with more than 25 years of experience, became counsel to the firm of Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, PLLC, in August 2010. Neil was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York in 1985 and to the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 1986. He is a graduate of Lehigh University, where he obtained a B.S. degree in Accounting, and Fordham Law School, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts for 1981–1982.
Neil appears regularly in the Courts of Nassau, Suffolk and New York counties, and has participated in and successfully argued numerous appeals in both the First and Second Departments, including the following reported decisions of interest:
- Smith v. Wood, 831 NYS2d 470 (2nd Dept., 2007)
- Singer v. Singer, 792 NYS2d 541 (2nd Dept., 2005)
- Anonymous v. Anonymous, 772 NYS2d 866 (2nd Dept., 2004)
- Hershkowitz v. Hershkowitz, 625 NYS2d 886 (1st Dept., 1995)
- Fredland v. Bernstein, 624 NYS2d 824 (1st Dept., 1995)
Neil is a member of the American Bar Association (Family Law Section), New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association, and he is a panel member of the Nassau County Court's Early Neutral Evaluation Program. Neil was previously affiliated with the National Tax Department of a national accounting firm, where he lectured on family-related tax issues and wrote related articles for the CPA Journal, among other publications. He is the co-author, with Stephen W. Schlissel, of a recent article entitled "Thinking Through the Tax Ramifications of a Prenup," for publication in Family Advocate, the journal of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association. For most of the last 25 years, Neil has been engaged as an active matrimonial practitioner, with a primary focus on the financial aspects of domestic relations law. He has practiced both as a part of other prestigious law firms in Manhattan and Long Island, and as a solo practitioner in Manhattan.