Cleveland, OH/Press/ November 5, 2021 – Michael C. Cohan, Shareholder and Managing Partner at Cavitch, Familo & Durkin is recognized and distinguished in the Top Attorneys of North America 2021-2022 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.
The law firm of Cavitch Familo & Durkin traces its roots to 1886 in Cleveland, Ohio. It has long been considered a premier law firm, enjoying an impeccable reputation among the legal community for effectiveness and professionalism. The firm’s clients include individuals as well as many businesses ranging in size from closely-held organizations to multinational corporations throughout Ohio and the Midwest. At Cavitch, the focus is on combining legal excellence with creative thinking and practical advice. The objective is to provide their clients with optimal results in the most efficient manner.
Michael C. Cohan has been the Managing Partner for the firm since 2006. He served as Chairman of the firm’s Litigation Department for several years, and he served on the Management Committee for approximately ten years prior to being Managing Partner. Mike is admitted to the Ohio bar and various federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court and the United States Tax Court. Mike concentrates his practice on planning and problem solving for businesses, primarily in the areas of business-related litigation, all aspects of employment law, and title insurance issues. Mike has made the transition from a litigation attorney to a trusted advisor to many businesses and their owners. As a result, he is very involved, either directly or in close conjunction with other specialists in the firm, in helping business owners meet their goals, prevent problems, and increase profits.
Mike has helped many businesses avoid costly litigation. If it arises, however, he provides goal-oriented, cost-effective help in matters such as breach of contracts, shareholder disputes, trade secrets and non-competition issues, real estate and construction matters, and tax controversies. Mike has considerable experience in the defense of class action cases and other types of complex litigation. Several of his reported cases have established important principles of Ohio law.
Mike graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree (magna cum laude) from Boston College. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, where he served as an editor of the Loyola Law Review. He is an active member of the Cleveland Metropolitan, Ohio State, and American Bar Associations, as well as the Ohio Land Title Association and a Board Member of the Cleveland Animal Protective League (2014-Present), Active Delegate of the Geneva Group International, and member of the William K. Thomas Inn of Court.
Mike was selected as an Ohio Super Lawyer almost every year since the early 2000’s, Best Lawyers in America (2013-2020), and Cleveland’s Best Lawyers in several years, and he was selected as a 2013 Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment. In 2020 Mike was selected as an honoree of the Irish Legal 100, widely recognized as the preeminent legal award for lawyers of Irish blood. He was also named to the Cleveland Magazine “Cleveland 500,”recognizing leaders and idea generators who help shape the City.
Mike and his wife Sarah reside in Lakewood, Ohio. They have four children. He enjoys golf, tennis and fitness.
The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.
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