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Frederic D. Cohen
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Frederic D. Cohen

Frederic Cohen is a partner at the firm, which he joined in 1981. He is a California State Bar Certified Appellate Specialist and a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

At Horvitz & Levy LLP, Mr. Cohen has brought his appellate expertise to bear on major appeals in both state and federal courts. Notably among the appellate matters on which he has worked, Mr. Cohen was lead counsel in Coppola v. Warner Bros., successfully obtaining through post-trial motions and appeal the reversal of an $80 million judgment against Warner Bros. Mr. Cohen also presented oral argument in the California Supreme Court on behalf of a group of universities and insurance carriers in Saelzler v. Advanced Group 400, a landmark landowner liability case in which the Supreme Court endorsed strict causation limits on liability. Mr. Cohen also successfully represented appellant Hiroshi Horiike before the California Supreme Court in Horiike v. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company, persuading the Court to expand the scope of fiduciary duties real estate brokers owe in residential real estate transactions. Mr. Cohen has presented numerous arguments before the California Supreme Court, as well as some 150 arguments before the state and federal appellate courts.

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