Joseph H. Cohen

Louisville, Kentucky

Of Counsel             

Phone: (502) 371-3560
Fax: (502) 371-9260
Email: jcohen@derbycitylaw.com

Joseph H. Cohen

Joe has a national commercial real estate practice devoted to land transactions (including acquisition, development, financing and operations), zoning and land use procedures, title matters, leasing and condemnation proceedings. He also represents clients in construction law, energy law, and corporate business transactions.

Joe actively serves on community organizations and board memberships. He served on the boards of directors of a number of organizations involved in real estate transactions. He served as general counsel to the Louisville Bar Association and Louisville Bar Center for 25 years.  

Recognition

  • Recipient of the Justice Martin E. Johnstone Special Recognition Award in acknowledgement of his 25+ years of service as Bar Counsel to the Louisville Bar Association
  • Has achieved Martindale-Hubbell distinguished rating of AV Preeminent
  • Named in Louisville Magazine in the practice of Commercial Law, Construction Law and Real Estate Law, as one of the Best Lawyers in Louisville, for several years
  • Named in Louisville Magazine in the practice of Business Law, Construction Law and Real Estate Law, as one of the Best Lawyers in Louisville, for several years
  • Recipient of Distinguished Service Award, Louisville Bar Association, 2002
  • Recipient of Distinguished Service Award, Louisville Bar Association, 2004
  • Louisville Magazine in the practice of Business, Commercial Real Estate, Corporate and Energy Law as one of the Best Lawyers in Louisville, for several years
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, University of Louisville School of Business, 1967
  • University of Louisville School of Business Outstanding Student Award, 1966
 

Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
    • Past Board Member
  • Louisville Bar Association
    • Past General Counsel for 25 years
  • Bar Associations Sections on Real Estate, Zoning and Construction Laws
  • Louisville Bar Center
    • Past General Counsel
 

Admissions and Courts

  • Kentucky, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
 

Litigation Percentage:

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
 

Education

  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1970
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Deans Scholarship Awards
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Book Awards in Corporations and Torts
 

Practices

  • Commercial and Retail Real Estate Transactions
  • Zoning and Land Use Matters
  • Commercial and Retail Leasing and Landlord and Tenant Matters
  • Construction Law
  • Energy Law
  • Corporations and Business Transactions
 

Published/Notable Cases

  • Rieke v. City of Louisville, 827 S.W. 2d 694 (Ky. 1991)
  • Shockey Tours, Inc. v. Miller Transportation, Inc., 984 S.W. 2d 95 (Ky. 1998)
  • Son v. Coal Equity, Inc., 293 B.R. 392 (W.D. Ky. 2003)
  • Son v. Coal Equity, Inc., 2004 WL 2625026 (6th Cir. 2004)
  • Huber Winery v. Wilcher, 488 F.Supp.2d 592 (W.D. Ky. 2006)
  • Cherry Hill Vineyards, LLC v. Hudgins, 488 F.Supp.2d 601 (W.D. Ky. 2006)

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