LOUISVILLE—Seiller Waterman LLC attorney Joseph H. Cohen receives Justice Martin E. Johnstone Special Recognition Award, while the Probate & Estate Section, chaired by colleague C. Shawn Fox, is being recognized as LBA Co-Section of the Year.
Cohen, who focuses on commercial real estate at Seiller Waterman LLC, received the award from the Louisville Bar Association (LBA) in acknowledgement for his service as general bar counsel of the LBA and the Louisville Bar Center, Inc. for the past 25 years.
It is the highest recognition bestowed upon an LBA member for their outstanding level of participation and partnership with the legal community. Each year LBA members are asked to nominate fellow members for LBA awards. The LBA Executive Committee makes the final decision on all LBA awards.
“I was first invited to be a member of the LBA in 1970, selected in 1980 to become a board member, and served for a few years as director. At that time the Bar Association had its facility in the basement of a trust company. It was quite dusty and sparse,” said Cohen. “I was able to assist the association in securing its own property, which are quite nice facilities for seminars and programming and operations.”
During the course of his career, Cohen has achieved the Martindale-Hubbell distinguished rating of AV Preeminent. He has also been 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. Cohen, with the assistance of his son Ross, a Louisville-based tax attorney, on behalf of the LBA as a sponsor, helped organize the charitable entity “Doctors and Lawyers for Kids,” which has become an important community resource.
In addition to Cohen, fellow Seiller Waterman LLC attorney Fox, who chairs the LBA Probate & Estate Section, will accept the award for Co-Section of the Year. “I enjoy serving our community and bringing groups together to make things happen. This year proved to be a real opportunity for that. We coordinated with local schools to get students (our future lawyers) more involved with the Bar Association and coordinated with the judiciary to address an issue involving powers of attorney and the recent change in the law in that area. With the amazing lawyers in our section, this was a great year,” stated Fox.
Fox’s practice focuses on designing and implementing estate plans, including wills and trusts, and administering probate estates and trusts, as well as litigating disputes involving trusts and estates. He also focuses on prosecuting trademark and copyright registration applications and litigating trademark and copyright infringement.
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