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Company Overview of Cohen & Grigsby P.C.

Company Overview

Cohen & Grigsby P.C. is a law firm that practices in six general areas including bankruptcy and creditor rights, legal consideration and tax issues, estates and trusts, immigration services, intellectual property, labor and employment, and litigation. The firm is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has an additional office in Bonita Springs, Florida.

625 Liberty Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3152

United States

Founded in 1981





Key Executives for Cohen & Grigsby P.C.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Co-Founder and Chairman
Age: 75
Vice President of Finance and Director
Chief Operating officer and Vice President of Administration
President of The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Cohen & Grigsby P.C. Key Developments

Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. Announces Promotion of Directors

Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. announced that eight attorneys have been promoted to directors: J. Katherine Drabecki is an immigration attorney who provides counsel on employment-based temporary and permanent visa categories to small and medium-sized for-profit organizations and large multinational companies, as well as on family-based permanent residence applications to individual clients and exclusion/deportation defense. Amanda R. Gerstnecker is a corporate attorney who focuses her practice on commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, emerging business and general business matters. She routinely works with businesses large and small to draft, structure, negotiate, document and conclude many types of transactions throughout a company's life cycle. Kelly K. Iverson is experienced in a wide range of commercial litigation matters. She has frequently been part of a team representing clients in insurance coverage disputes, shareholder disputes, personal injury litigation and breach of contract cases. Katie R. Jacobs is experienced in a wide range of commercial litigation and business matters affecting clients across a number of industries including metals, manufacturing, transportation and energy. She has frequently been part of a team representing clients in matters relating to construction disputes, employment matters and breach of contract litigation. Brian P. Maloney focuses his practice on construction and development-related matters including litigation and contract negotiation, representing owners, contractors and sub-contractors. He also has in-depth experience regarding claims for unforeseen site conditions. He maintains his registration as a professional engineer in Pennsylvania. Christina Manfredi McKinley counsels and represents clients in a wide variety of complex commercial and civil litigation matters. Her practice encompasses all phases of litigation before state courts, U.S. district courts, the federal courts of appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Julie Vanneman counsels and represents clients in a range of litigation and environmental matters. Her practice focuses on CERCLA cost recovery actions, insurance coverage disputes, and various contract and business tort disputes. Helen S. Ward has a diverse practice allowing her to effectively represent and guide business and bank clients through a wide range of commercial matters, including litigation, consumer protection and regulatory compliance, loan workouts and commercial collections.

Cohen & Grigsby P.C. Announces Executive Changes

Cohen & Grigsby P.C. announced several leadership changes and appointments within the management team. Paul DeRosa and Mike Dougherty will serve as chair and co-chair of the business transactions group, respectively. Alexa Forte will serve as co-chair of the immigration group. Jennifer Gardner will serve as co-chair of the executive compensation and employee benefits group. Jennifer Park will serve as director of diversity and inclusion. Barb Scheib and Morgan Hanson will serve as chair and co-chair of the litigation group, respectively. Christie Tillapaughwill serve as chair of the talent management team.

Cohen & Grigsby P.C. Appoints Jacob H. Rooksby as Counsel in the Intellectual Property Group Located in the Firm's Pittsburgh Office

Cohen & Grigsby P.C. announced the appointment Jacob H. Rooksby as of Counsel in the Intellectual Property Group located in the firm's Pittsburgh office. As a member of the Intellectual Property Group, Rooksby will counsel clients on identifying, procuring, commercializing, and enforcing patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights in both the United States and internationally. Rooskby is an assistant professor at the Duquesne University School of Law where he teaches courses on intellectual property law, torts, social media and the law, technology innovation law and higher education and the law. He previously worked at McGuireWoods LLP in Richmand, Va. Rooksby is vice president of the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association and a member of the Q. Todd Dickinson Intellectual Property American Inn of Court and the Duquesne University faculty senate.

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