Our Services

These days, law firms are full of attorneys who specialize in one or two aspects of the law, meaning that clients must often go to several different attorneys to have their legal needs met. In the past, however, many attorneys performed a wide range of legal services for their clients, developing long-term relationships with them and maintaining a broader perspective on their legal situations over time. Our attorneys believe that clients are better served when an attorney is broadly versed in different aspects of the law and when the attorney can perform legal services with the "big picture" in mind. To this end, we offer a broad range of commonly-needed legal services. Whatever your legal needs may be, Mark Cohen and Rose Cohen are prepared to protect your interests and to give you the complete, individualized service you deserve.

To learn more about our services, please select a category from the menu below.

Drafting and Reviewing Documents

If you need to enter into any type of business or personal agreement, we will draft the document to protect your rights and interest, or review a document provided to you by the other Party to insure that you are protected. Many problems and significant future expense can be avoided by taking this protective step.

Real Estate and Closings

We can handle drafting and reviewing of deeds, promissory notes, mortgages and contracts to purchase or sell real estate and all other matters relating to the process or acquiring or selling real estate. Other real estate services:

  • Adverse possession, boundary disputes, trespass, and easements
  • Litigation relating to the above issues
  • Formation and representation of homeowners' associations and condominium associations
  • Representation of homeowners in their relationships with above organizations
  • Enforcement of restrictive covenants and defending against attempts to enforce them

In addition to these services, Mark Cohen is a licensed escrow agent and can handle all of your real estate closing needs.

Contracts: Drafting, Review, and Litigation

We help you clarify your goals and translate them into legally binding contractual language. We review contracts before you enter into them, advising you on the legal consequences and interpreting confusing legalese in a way that allows you to make informed decisions. We also modify existing contracts to reflect agreed-upon changes. Should you need to enforce your rights under a contract or defend yourself against claims from another party to the contract, we represent your interests in court. We advise you on potential liability and risk. Because we are well-versed in drafting binding contracts, we bring a perspective to contract litigation that is lacking in many large-firm litigators, most of whom have little or no experience in drafting contracts.

Formation and Maintenance of Business Organizations

We meet with the client either individually or together with other involved parties to select the most effective form of business organization for the client's needs. The client may elect to form a LLC, corporation, limited or general partnership, or to be a sole proprietor. We will draft the organizational documents, file them with the appropriate authority, obtain an employer identification number, and take care of any other matters related to the formation and operation of the client's business entity. We can also modify or change existing entities, obtain assumed names, change registered agents and offices, and advise the client as to how to meet statutory requirements for the business. If disputes with business associates arise, we can pursue legal remedies in court.

Construction Law and Mechanics Liens

We represent builders, contractors, subcontractors and property owners in the process of construction of new and existing residential and commercial properties. We review and draft documents, file and defend against mechanics liens, make claims against construction bonds, and pursue legal rights related to these matters in Court.

Intentional Torts and Deceptive Trade Practices

We advise clients about potential liabilities and rights with respect to claims of fraud, misrepresentation, infliction of emotional distress, discrimination and consumer rights, and can perform any necessary litigation relating to these matters.

Wills and Powers of Attorney

It is extremely important to have a current will, physician directive, medical powers of attorney and durable powers of attorney to protect yourself and your family. This is especially true if you are elderly, have children, grandchildren, or a large estate. It is often appropriate to consider estate planning and asset protection at the same time. Our attorneys can draft or review any of these documents, insuring that your interests and those of your family are well-protected.

Estate Planning and Trusts

We can help you to thoroughly plan your estate and create any trusts, using tools designed to avoid probate and minimize the taxable value of the estate, thus saving your heirs money, time, and inconvenience.

Debt Collection for Creditors and Debtors

We represent property owners, businesses, and individuals to help them quickly and efficiently collect debts owed to them and to defend against the attempts of others seeking to collect debts. We represent landlords and tenants in collecting rent and damages, enforcing tenant rights, and eviction proceedings.

Insurance Review and Litigation

We advise clients of their rights under insurance policies, make and pursue claims, and litigate insurance disputes when necessary.

Adoptions

We represent adoptive parents in the process of adopting a child. We have the experience to guide you through this exciting time and to avoid difficulties that are sometimes involved in the process.

Probate

We guide our clients through the complicated legal process of administering the estate of a decedent, whether or not a will exists. We represent executors and administrators of the estate through the closing of the estate and distribution of all assets.

Guardianships

We represent clients wishing to obtain a legal guardianship of the person and estate of an elderly, disabled, and/or incapacitated person. We defend individuals against unwanted guardianships and intervene in pending guardianship proceedings on behalf of potential guardians.

Asset Protection

We advise clients and create documents to legally isolate and protect assets from liability and creditor’s claims.

Family Law

We perform a wide range of family law services, including:
  • Property divisions and business evaluation
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Name changes
  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Child support


Practicing in Austin Since 1973