Attorney Lisa C. Cohen

Lisa C. Cohen

Experienced Jacksonville & Gainesville Bankruptcy Lawyer

Gainesville Bankruptcy attorney Lisa C. Cohen

Lisa C. Cohen graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1985. She became an associate with Attorney Lansing Roy, where she honed her skills in Florida bankruptcy law. Ms. Cohen joined the firm of Ruff & Cohen in 1992 and quickly established herself as a respected Gainesville bankruptcy lawyer. Ms. Cohen has practiced bankruptcy law as a part of Ruff & Cohen for 25 years. On behalf of debtors, she has handled over 100 Chapter 11 reorganizations. Chapter 11 is a complex and demanding form of bankruptcy. Many bankruptcy attorneys never handle a single Chapter 11 in their entire careers. Ms. Cohen has also done extensive appellate work as well.

Martindale-Hubbell® has given Lisa Cohen an attorney rating of "Distinguished." The lawyer rating company Avvo has given Ms. Cohen its highest rating of "Superb". In her long career, Attorney Cohen has represented clients in over 3,000 bankruptcy cases.


Superb Rated Attorney Lisa Cohen Lisa C. Cohen with an award for 25 years service in the legal community.
  • Ms. Cohen’s Appellate Bankruptcy Cases:
  • In re Hagen, 922 F.2d 742 (11th Cir. 1991) (bankruptcy case regarding Chapter 7 trustee's attempted recovery of preference from attorney who claimed charging lien. Ms. Cohen represented the attorney, who prevailed).
  • In re Wood, 866 F.2d 1367 (11th Cir. 1989) (bankruptcy case involving issue of dischargeability of income tax liability).
  • U.S. v. Sierer, 139 B.R. 752 (D.C.N.D. Fla. 1991) (bankruptcy case involving avoidance of IRS tax liens in Chapter 11; debtor/client prevailed).
  • In re Sierer, 121 B.R. 884 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 1991) (lower court decision of above case).
  • In re Sierer, 137 B.R. 523 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 1990) (sanctions awarded against government in favor of client because of discovery delays).
  • Mark Jay Kaufman, P.A. v. Howell, Liles & Milton, P.A., 127 B.R. 898 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 1991) (bankruptcy case involving issue of breach of contract relating to sale of attorney's cases; client prevailed).
  • In re Manion, 127 B.R. 887 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 1991) (Chapter 11 involving treatment of Barnett Bank mortgage; court did not allow debtors' proposed treatment of twenty year straight amortization of mortgage on commercial property).
  • In re O'Quinn, 98 B.R. 86 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1989) (Chapter 11 involving equity cushion as being sufficient for adequate protection; client prevailed).
  • In re Lyn-Dee Dairy Farm, Inc., 97 B.R. 95 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1989) (Chapter 11 adversary proceeding involving avoidance of security interest; client prevailed).
  • U.S. v. Singleton, 91 B.R. 604 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 1988) (U.S. brought nondischargeability action. On summary judgment filed by debtor/client, court ruled in client's favor and awarded sanctions against U.S. for bringing suit).
  • In re Campbell, 89 B.R. 187 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 1988) (issue regarding whether creditor which does not affirmatively vote to accept plan is deemed to have accepted plan).
  • In re OHFLA, Inc., 85 B.R. 619 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 1988) (Chapter 11 regarding restrictive covenants in deed. Owner's association prevailed against client).
  • Mark Jay Kaufman, P.A. v. Davis and Meadows, P.A., 600 So. 2d 1208 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990) (breach of contract suit involving sale of cases by attorney; client prevailed).
  • Royal Jones and Associates, Inc. v. First Thermal Systems, Inc., 566 So. 2d 853 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990) (contract dispute as to manufacture of specialty goods; client prevailed).
  • Powell Manufacturing Co. v. Allbritton, 523 So. 2d 1348 (Fla. 1st DCA 1987) (defense of client on guaranty; court ruled that as nature of entity whose debts had been guaranteed changed from a partnership to a sole proprietorship, guaranty was not binding as to debts incurred by sole proprietorship; client prevailed).

Memberships & Associations, Past and Present

State Bar Association:

  • Florida Bar

Federal Bar Associations:

  • United States District Court for Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for Southern District of Florida

Bankruptcy Bar Associations:

  • Bankruptcy Bar Association for Northern District of Florida
  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association

County and Circuit Bar Associations:

  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Clay County Bar Association

National Bankruptcy Attorney Associations:

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Lawyers Eric S. Ruff and Lisa C. Cohen are members of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

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