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Earl H. Cohen - Minneapolis, MN

8050 West 78th Street Minneapolis, MN 55439

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Updated: 12/02/2019

Minneapolis Business & Corporate Law Lawyer

Overview

Mr. Cohen focuses his practice in the broad areas of estate, business, asset protection planning, and estate administration, assisting his individual and business clients with the organization, operation and, when necessary, financial reorganization of their business and/or individual interests. Mr. Cohen regularly advises professional business clients on asset protection strategies as part of their estate and business plans and fiduciaries and beneficiaries on their obligations and rights...

Mr. Cohen focuses his practice in the broad areas of estate, business, asset protection planning, and estate administration, assisting his individual and business clients with the organization, operation and, when necessary, financial reorganization of their business and/or individual interests. Mr. Cohen regularly advises professional business clients on asset protection strategies as part of their estate and business plans and fiduciaries and beneficiaries on their obligations and rights. Mr. Cohen serves as counsel and special advisor to businesses ranging from food production to high tech computer manufacturing and software. From 1978-1986 Mr. Cohen served as Chairman for Kensington Properties, Inc., a full service real estate development and management company specializing in property rehabilitation and secondary markets with successful developments throughout the Upper Midwest and North Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois and Missouri. Mr. Cohen has served on the Board of Directors of United Systems Technology, Inc., a publicly traded software development firm in Dallas, Texas, since 1995.

About Earl H. Cohen

Practice Areas

  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Collections, Creditor Remedies & Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning
  • Farm Transition Planning

Litigation

  • 20%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney at Law - Of Counsel

Representative Clients

  • Pinecreek Associates, LLC
  • Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1973
  • District of Columbia, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1973
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1981

Other Affiliations

  • Northwestern National Bank of Minnesota, 1973 - 1976 (Pension Trust Officer)
  • United Systems Technology, Inc., 1995 - Present (Director)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Financial Planning Association - Personal Finance Forum, 1994 (Program Chairman, Minnesota Chapter)
  • International Association for Financial Planning, 1996 (Program Chair, Minnesota Chapter)
  • Financial Planning Association (Counsel)

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1973
    J.D.
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1970
    B.S.
    Honors: Sigma Alpha Sigma
    Honors: With Distinction
    Major: Business Administration

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Beta Sigma Alpha

Past Positions

  • Northwestern National Bank of Minneapolis (Norwest Bank), Trust Officer, 1973 - 1976
  • Halpern & Halpern, Associate Attorney, 1976 - 1977
  • Halpern & Cohen, P.A., Founding Partner, 1977 - 1981
  • Cohen & Bialick, P.A., President and Senior Member, 1981 - 1984
  • Cohen & Cohen, Managing Partner, 1984 - 1990
  • Kensington Properties, Inc., Chairman, 1978 - 1986

Classes and Seminars

  • Top Estate and Asset Protection Planning Tips in Minnesota, Net Advisor, June 2, 2008
  • Top Estate and Asset Protection Planning Tips in Minnesota, Financial Planning Association of Minnesota, April 15, 2008
  • Top Estate and Asset Protection Planning Tips in Minnesota, Lorman Educational Services, 2007 - 2008
  • Estate Planning for the Business Owner. It's the Last Thing on Your Mind; Why It Should Be the First, Mansfield, Tanick & Cohen, P.A., December 1, 2006
  • Top Ten Estate Planning, Wealth Transfer and Asset Protection Techniques in Minnesota, Lorman Educational Services, October 24, 2006
  • Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs: Organization and Operation in Minnesota, Lorman Educational Services, July 16, 2006
  • Asset Protection in Minnesota, Lorman Educational Services, May 4, 2006
  • Surviving Financially in a Time of Crisis: a Lawyer's Perspective, Disability and Social Security Seminar, April 8, 2006
  • Preparing for Changes in Federal Estate Tax, Financial Planners Association of Minnesota, September 29, 2005
  • Protecting your Assets & Planning for Your Future, Mansfield Tanick & Cohen, The Lupus Foundation, The Scleroderma Foundation, The Arthritis Foundation, The MS Society and The DFS/FM Society, April 23, 2005
  • Adjunct Professor, Estate Planning Course for Financial Planners, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Spring Semester, 2000
  • Adjunct Professor, Estate Planning Course for Financial Planners, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Spring Semester, 1999
  • Moderator, Probate Problems and Solutions, Minnesota CLE-Continuing Legal Education, June 17, 1995
  • Lecturer, Exemptions from Judgement, Bankruptcy - Selected Issues, Legal Advice Clinic, Minneapolis, June 1994
  • Minnesota Limited Liability Company Act - Planning Opportunities, August 1992
  • Collecting Judgments in Minnesota, National Business Institute
  • Minnesota Limited Liability Company Act - Estate Planning Opportunities, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education
  • The New Minnesota Limited Liability Company Act - Planning Opportunities, Hennepin County Bar Association - Probate and Trust Law Section
  • The New Minnesota Limited Liability Company Act - Planning Opportunities, Twin City Estate Planning Counsel
  • Moderator and Presenter, Annual Estate and Business Planning Case Study, International Association for Financial Planning - Twin Cities Chapter
  • Exemptions to Judgment Levy and Bankruptcy Planning, Continuing Legal Education, Annual Consumer Law Update, Hennepin County Legal Assistants Clinic
  • Estate Planning Basics, Personal Finance Forum, Minneapolis Star & Tribune
  • Moderator and Presenter, Ethics for the Financial Planner, International Association for Financial Planning, Minnesota Chapter
  • Lecturer, Collecting Judgement in Minnesota, National Business Applications, CLE, 1993
  • Small Business Series: Succession Planning
  • Small Business Series: Business Banking
  • What’s Your End Game? Succession Planning

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Earl H. Cohen

Included on the 2021 Minnesota list


Past Lists

  • 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Earl H. Cohen on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Named "Super Lawyer", Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2004
  • Named "Super Lawyer", Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2005
  • Named "Super Lawyer", Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2006
  • Named "Super Lawyer", Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2007
  • Named "Super Lawyer", Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2008
  • Named "Top 40 Trust & Estate Planning and Elder Law Super Lawyer", Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2006
  • Named "Top 40 Trust & Estate Planning and Elder Law Super Lawyer", Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2007
  • Named "Top 40 Trust & Estate Planning and Elder Law Super Lawyer", Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2008
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers® List, 2017 - Present

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Office Information

Address

8050 West 78th Street Minneapolis, MN 55439

Fax

  • (952) 941-2337

Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 8am to 5pm

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