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Michael B. Cohen
PARTNER
Contact:
Chicago Office
233 South Wacker Dr., 70th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Telephone: (312) 566-0040
Facsimile: (312) 566-0041
E-mail: michael.cohen@qpwblaw.com

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Michael B. Cohen is a partner in the Chicago office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Mr. Cohen represents clients in a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation matters, both state and federal at the trial and appellate levels, with particular focus on complex commercial litigation. His litigation practice includes the areas of appellate law, bankruptcy, civil rights, commercial, constitutional, criminal, employment, estates and trusts, insurance coverage, medical malpractice defense, personal injury actions, privacy, professional liability, and real estate.

Prior to joining QPWB, Mr. Cohen was an associate with a Chicago law practice specializing in commercial and white collar criminal litigation.  Here, and since 2008, he worked on matters involving all of his areas of practice, including cases concerning the Illinois Business Corporation Act, Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, Illinois Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, Federal Civil Rights Act, Illinois Human Rights Act, Illinois Gender Violence Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, False Claims Act, Lanham Act, Illinois Eavesdropping Statute, Federal Wiretap Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Stored Communications Act.  He has secured favorable results for numerous clients, including obtaining summary judgment in favor of an Illinois mayor against violation-of-privacy allegations and obtaining a favorable settlement in a multi-state litigation dispute regarding rights to a U.S. patent. 

Representative experience:
Dempsey v. Nathan et al., 14 CV 812 (N.D.Ill.)
  • Dismissal with prejudice of civil rights counts against former employer.
Harris, N.A. v. Olympus Partners, L.P. et al., 2014 IL App (1st) 123312
  • Dismissal on summary judgment and affirmance of dismissal on $100 million fraudulent transfer claim.
Leveski v. ITT Educational Services, Inc., 719 F.3d 818 (7th Cir. 2013)
  • Reversal of $395,000 sanction against appellant, Motley Rice, LLP.
Lyon Financial Services, Inc. v. Illinois Paper and Copier Co., 2012 WL401493 (N.D.Ill.)
  • Judgment on the pleadings for client sued for $500,000
Board of Education of Geneva Community Unit School District 304 et al. v. Pennington, 11 CH 1285 (Cir. Ct. Kane Co., Ill.)
  • Dismissal with prejudice based on facial unconstitutionality of Illinois eavesdropping statute.
Freeman v. Abbas, 11 L 1786 (Cir. Ct. Cook Co., Ill.)
  • $3 million partial summary judgment.
RTC Industries, Inc. v. RSM McGladry, Inc. et al., 11 L 1835 (Cir Ct. Cook Co., Ill.)
  • Favorable settlement in substantial accountancy malpractice case.
Boscarino v. Borsellino et al., 10 L 4703 (Cir. Ct. Cook Co., Ill.)
  • Summary judgment on breach of promissory note.
First Illinois Bank of Evanston v. Z.I.F. Enterprises, Inc., 09 L 9928 (Cir. Ct. Cook Co., Ill.)
  • Favorable settlement in case involving a leaking underground fuel storage tank.
Steinbach v. Village of Forest Park, 2009 WL 2857302 (N.D.Ill. August 5, 2009)
  • Dismissal with prejudice of all charges against Village Mayor in action brought under Federal Wiretap Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Stored Communications Act.
Cityhub.com v. Veenstra et al., 09 cv 143 (E.D.Tex.); M2 Global Ltd. v. Cityhub.com, Inc., 09 CV 1209 (M.D.Fla.)
  • Favorable settlement in multi-state litigation of dispute regarding rights in U.S. Patent No. 5,930,474.

Mr. Cohen received his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May 2007 and Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, in 2004, graduating with majors in politics and history.  

Mr. Cohen is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is also admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.  His professional affiliations also include the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Decalogue Society of Lawyers.

When not working, Mr. Cohen volunteers his time to the Chicago Debate League. 

Publications:
"But I Thought We Settled That?": How To Ensure That The Release Really Ends The Case, The Circuit Rider: The Journal of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association (May, 2009) (co-author)


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QPWB Gets Defense Verdict for Chicago Police on Excessive Force Allegation

Contact: Chicago Office
233 South Wacker Dr., 70th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Telephone: (312) 566-0040
Facsimile: (312) 566-0041
E-mail: michael.cohen@qpwblaw.com

Download VCard

Areas of Practice:

  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy, Creditors' Rights and Workouts
  • General Litigation
  • Insurance and Insurers
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Malpractice Defense
  • RE Transactions and Development/ Eminent Domain
  • Regulatory and Compliance Services
  • Title Insurance & Escrow
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. (2007)
  • Brandeis University, B.A. (2004)
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Michael B. Cohen is a partner in the Chicago office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Mr. Cohen represents clients in a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation matters, both state and federal at the trial and appellate levels, with particular focus on complex commercial litigation. His litigation practice includes the areas of appellate law, bankruptcy, civil rights, commercial, constitutional, criminal, employment, estates and trusts, insurance coverage, medical malpractice defense, personal injury actions, privacy, professional liability, and real estate.

Prior to joining QPWB, Mr. Cohen was an associate with a Chicago law practice specializing in commercial and white collar criminal litigation.  Here, and since 2008, he worked on matters involving all of his areas of practice, including cases concerning the Illinois Business Corporation Act, Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, Illinois Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, Federal Civil Rights Act, Illinois Human Rights Act, Illinois Gender Violence Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, False Claims Act, Lanham Act, Illinois Eavesdropping Statute, Federal Wiretap Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Stored Communications Act.  He has secured favorable results for numerous clients, including obtaining summary judgment in favor of an Illinois mayor against violation-of-privacy allegations and obtaining a favorable settlement in a multi-state litigation dispute regarding rights to a U.S. patent. 

Representative experience:
Dempsey v. Nathan et al., 14 CV 812 (N.D.Ill.)
  • Dismissal with prejudice of civil rights counts against former employer.
Harris, N.A. v. Olympus Partners, L.P. et al., 2014 IL App (1st) 123312
  • Dismissal on summary judgment and affirmance of dismissal on $100 million fraudulent transfer claim.
Leveski v. ITT Educational Services, Inc., 719 F.3d 818 (7th Cir. 2013)
  • Reversal of $395,000 sanction against appellant, Motley Rice, LLP.
Lyon Financial Services, Inc. v. Illinois Paper and Copier Co., 2012 WL401493 (N.D.Ill.)
  • Judgment on the pleadings for client sued for $500,000
Board of Education of Geneva Community Unit School District 304 et al. v. Pennington, 11 CH 1285 (Cir. Ct. Kane Co., Ill.)
  • Dismissal with prejudice based on facial unconstitutionality of Illinois eavesdropping statute.
Freeman v. Abbas, 11 L 1786 (Cir. Ct. Cook Co., Ill.)
  • $3 million partial summary judgment.
RTC Industries, Inc. v. RSM McGladry, Inc. et al., 11 L 1835 (Cir Ct. Cook Co., Ill.)
  • Favorable settlement in substantial accountancy malpractice case.
Boscarino v. Borsellino et al., 10 L 4703 (Cir. Ct. Cook Co., Ill.)
  • Summary judgment on breach of promissory note.
First Illinois Bank of Evanston v. Z.I.F. Enterprises, Inc., 09 L 9928 (Cir. Ct. Cook Co., Ill.)
  • Favorable settlement in case involving a leaking underground fuel storage tank.
Steinbach v. Village of Forest Park, 2009 WL 2857302 (N.D.Ill. August 5, 2009)
  • Dismissal with prejudice of all charges against Village Mayor in action brought under Federal Wiretap Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Stored Communications Act.
Cityhub.com v. Veenstra et al., 09 cv 143 (E.D.Tex.); M2 Global Ltd. v. Cityhub.com, Inc., 09 CV 1209 (M.D.Fla.)
  • Favorable settlement in multi-state litigation of dispute regarding rights in U.S. Patent No. 5,930,474.

Mr. Cohen received his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May 2007 and Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, in 2004, graduating with majors in politics and history.  

Mr. Cohen is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is also admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.  His professional affiliations also include the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Decalogue Society of Lawyers.

When not working, Mr. Cohen volunteers his time to the Chicago Debate League. 

Publications:
"But I Thought We Settled That?": How To Ensure That The Release Really Ends The Case, The Circuit Rider: The Journal of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association (May, 2009) (co-author)


Related Articles
QPWB Gets Defense Verdict for Chicago Police on Excessive Force Allegation