Joshua W. Cohen

Partner

F: (203) 399 5854
Overview Experience Insights News Education and Credentials Recognition and Community

Overview

Joshua "Josh" Cohen, a bankruptcy and restructuring attorney with a national practice, represents secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, buyers and sellers of assets, trustees and receivers in bankruptcy cases, receivership cases and out-of-court workouts and restructurings. He has extensive experience handling complex Chapter 11 cases. Josh also handles creditors' rights and real estate litigation matters.

Clients rely on Josh as trusted advisor for business issues, such as:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Receiverships
  • Workouts
  • Distressed business and asset transactions
  • Creditors' rights litigation
  • Real estate litigation
  • Lender liability litigation
  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Fraud litigation

Josh serves as chair of the firm's Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice group.

Experience

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Counsel to title insurance company in connection with multijurisdictional lien priority and title insurance coverage issues in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and its related companies

Counsel to loan seller in claw back and indemnity litigation arising out of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and its related companies

Counsel to secured lender in complex lien-priority litigation in commercial real estate bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York

Counsel to state agency as secured lender in complex real estate bankruptcy pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware

Counsel to creditors and other claimants in Lehman Brothers SIPC and bankruptcy proceedings

Counsel to largest unsecured creditor (and member of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors) in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Coudert Brothers LLP

Counsel to estate-retained professionals in the bankruptcy cases of Refco, New York Racing Association, Feders, Boston Generating Company and Global Geophysical Services, Inc.

Counsel to receiver of complex intellectual property company appointed by Delaware Chancery Court to implement merger and acquisition strategies and financial stabilization

Represents receiver in business failure of large retail oil company

Represents Foreign Bankruptcy Trustee in ancillary bankruptcy proceeding, worldwide asset investigations and fraud litigation

Counsel to various creditors in commercial airline reorganizations/liquidations, including Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines and ATA

Represents agencies of the State of Connecticut as secured lender and issuer of bonds in workouts and receiverships of nursing home networks, hospitals and educational facilities

Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Spring Air Partners North America, Inc., in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York

Co-counsel to ad hoc committee and Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of failed hedge fund in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut

Significant experience representing both buyers and sellers of distressed assets in context of business bankruptcy proceedings and receiverships

Insights

Education and Credentials

Education
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994, Moot Court Honor Society, 1992-1994 (editor, 1993-1994)
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1990
Admissions
State of Connecticut
State of New York
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Affiliations
Connecticut Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
American Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
Turnaround Management Association, Connecticut Chapter, Board of Directors, Member; President Elect

Recognition and Community

Recognition

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Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2023-2024

Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Bankruptcy, 2007, 2009-2010, 2013-2023

 

 

Community

New Haven Road Race, Board of Directors