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News From The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.

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Greetings from the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.  After a mild autumn, but tumultuous election season, we are now beginning the holiday season which we hope will bring you peace and good will toward all.  As we enter into the winter season, please be sure to take a few moments to see what we have been up to here at the Firm.   

Below is a taste of what has been happening at the
Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. since our last newsletter to you.  If you want to be kept up-to-date as things occur, please be sure to click the links below to "like" us on  Facebook and follow us on Twitter , where you can stay connected instantly with what's happening here at the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.  Comments and testimonials are always welcome and encouraged.
Firm News, Recognition, Articles, Seminars, Testimonials, and Other News

In October 2016 Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire was given the 2017 AV Preeminentâ„¢ Rating which is the highest possible qualification that Martindale-Hubbell can bestow upon an attorney.

Since our last newsletter, two cases currently being litigated by Ms. Cohen and the Firm have been selected for publication by the news media.  The first was reported on by The Penn Record (see here) while the other was reported on by Bloomberg BNA (see here).

On a more personal note, two of the Firm's alumni who have moved out of state have some big news to share.  Our former associate Theodore Y. Choi, Esquire and his wife just had a baby who they named Ethan, and our former associate Shan R. Shah, Esquire is now engaged to be married.  Congratulations to both!
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Our attorneys are asked to be regular contributors to, and/or columnists for various legal publications, such as The Legal Intelligencer, Upon Further Review, and The Legal Intelligencer Blog.  Since our last newsletter, the following articles by our attorneys were published : 
  • What Constitutes Mitigation of a Decrease in Earnings for Child Support?, by James W. Cushing, Esquire, published on November 10, 2016 in The Legal Intelligencer Blog can be viewed here.
  •  The Gist of a Legal Malpractice Action, by James W. Cushing, Esquire, published on September 26, 2016 in Upon Further Review can be viewed here.

Our attorneys are often asked to lead seminars and/or teach classes on various areas of the law.

On October 26, 2016 Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire and Brian M. Doyle, Esquire led a a Continuing Legal Education Seminar hosted by the Center for Professional Education called Employment Law for Accountants.

On November 2, 2016 Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire was a speaker at a National Business Institute CLE called "Advanced Employment Law: What You Needto Know" held at the Courtyard by Marriott on City Avenue
TT: "I have used this firm to assist me in a variety of legal problems ranging from employment issues to real estate issues. They consistently provide me with excellent legal representation and always work with me to achieve a favorable resolution. I would recommend this firm for any of your legal needs."

CR: "I am one of the officers of a seventy-five year old, third generation, family-owned real estate company in Philadelphia, and we have had an attorney-client relationship with the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. for over a decade. We have relied on the services and advice of their lawyers for personal and corporate legal matters, including business issues, landlord tenant issues and compliance with government regulations. The lawyers have always represented us in a prompt, efficient, and knowledgeable manner. We trust their advice and would highly recommend the firm to other companies."

Legal Research, Incorporated works closely with the Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.  Its website is  It is a wonderful resource to assist you with legal research and writing in virtually any area of the law for very competitive prices.  We hope you enjoy it and find it useful.
Faye's Blog: Toughlawyerlady 



Faye Riva Cohen, Esquire has been blogging since August 2011 and has established a blogging site for that purpose. Her blog handle is Toughlawyerlady and you can find her blog here.  We encourage you to become one of her blog followers.

Since our last mailing, she has entered several blog posts which follow (each title links to the below post of the same name):

In her blog, Ms. Cohen shares with you nuggets of wisdom and law drawn from her forty-three (43) years of experience as a practicing attorney.  We hope that you find the blog informative and helpful.


Be sure also to check out and follow James W. Cushing, Esquire's blog Judicial Support from time to time, which you can find here.

About The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. 

The Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C. will help you aggressively navigate the complicated legal system. We also have excellent relationships with other law firms which practice in areas of the law that we do not.  We can refer your case to them and monitor the progress of your case.  Please contact us with your questions and concerns at 215-563-7776. Telephone consultations are welcome. Notary services also available.  We also serve the Deaf Community as one of our attorneys is conversant in American Sign Language; check our web page for more information on our Deaf Legal Services.


What We Do


- Business Issues and Litigation, Business Formation, Non-Profits, Collections and Contractual Disputes, Tax Law Issues


- Disability: Social Security, Short and Long Term Disability, Government Benefits, Repayment Issues


- Estate Planning & Litigation: Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, Powers of Attorney and Estate Contests, Protection of Assets, Review of Assisted Living and Nursing Home Contracts, Estate and Inheritance Litigation, Will Contests, Power of Attorney Contests, and Asset Accounting 


- Family Law: Divorce, Support, Visitation, Custody, Paternity, PFA, Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements


- Identity Theft, Collection Issues


- Labor, Employment and Civil Rights: All Discrimination matters, Severance Agreements/Contracts, Non-Compete Agreements, Union Representation Problems, Unemployment Compensation


- Personal Injury, Tort, and Police Brutality Claims


- Pension, ERISA, Wage and Hour Issues


- Real Estate: Agreements, Settlements, Foreclosures, Quiet Title, Ejectment, Zoning, Landlord Tenant


-Student's Rights: Administrative Appeals or Grievances, Discipline, and Discharge.


-Criminal Issues: Criminal Defense, White-Collar Defense Issues, and Qui Tam/Whistleblower Issues. 


- Traffic Court/License/Insurance Issues


-Deaf Legal Services

Law Office of Faye Riva Cohen, P.C.
2047 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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This newsletter is designed for general information only. The information presented in this newsletter should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the form ation of a lawyer/client relationship. Please note that the prior results achieved by this Firm do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case.