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Marshall J. Cohen, Partner
Direct: (212) 488-1301

Marshall Cohen is one of the founding partners of Cohen & Perfetto. He specializes in conveyancing, retail, office and ground leasing, and financing representing both foreign and domestic institutions in their acquisition programs, as well as individual investors and developers in their real estate transactions. He began his legal career in the real estate department of Fried Frank, where he represented major foreign institutions, and eventually moved on to become a co-managing partner at his former law firm where he co-chaired and established a full service real estate practice.

Mr. Cohen is also the Chairman of the Board of the Amputee Coalition, a national advocacy organization that addresses all manner of issues faced by people dealing with limb loss.

Mr. Cohen graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers College in 1961. He received his Ph.D. in American History from Harvard and served on the history faculty at both Harvard and MIT. In 1976, he received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he also taught the Real Estate Transactions course for several years.

Louis A. Perfetto, Managing Partner
Direct: (212) 488-1302
Louis Perfetto is a founding partner and the managing partner of Cohen & Perfetto. Before he started Cohen and Perfetto, he was the co-managing partner of his former law firm with Mr. Cohen. There he co-chaired the real estate practice as well as created and expanded the firm's banking practice, after becoming the youngest partner in the firm's history. He concentrates his practice in the area of real estate transactions, banking, economic development, governmental incentives, conveyancing, commercial retail, office and ground leasing and financing, and he has a well developed specialty in financings with New York City's Industrial Development Agency and New York State's Empire State Development Corp.

In addition, he serves on the advisory committees of several financial institutions where he has helped advise them on evolving market conditions and legal developments.

Mr. Perfetto received a B.A. degree from St. Joseph's College. He graduated cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and received his LL.M. from New York University.

Matia S. Nikolovienis, Partner
Direct: (212) 488-1305
Matia S. Nikolovienis practices in all areas of commercial real estate law concentrating on financing for banks and borrowers, ground leasing, commercial leasing and sale/ acquisition transactions.

Previously, Ms. Nikolovienis practiced in the commercial lending department of a Long Island law firm and in the real estate department of Stadtmauer Bailkin, LLP, which department was headed by Louis A. Perfetto and Marshall J. Cohen. She came to Cohen & Perfetto at its formation.

Ms. Nikolovienis received her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 2000. She graduated with a B.S. degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University in 1997. She is admitted to the New York Bar and is a member of the American Bar Association.

Alexander G. Yeres
Associate Attorney
Direct: (212) 488-1321

Christine Mulryan
Senior Project Manager
Direct: (212) 488-1304

Anthony Dellaporte
Direct: (212) 488-1316

Michele Haggerty
Administrative Assistant
Direct: (212) 488-1300

Justin D. DeCrescente
New Jersey Counsel
(212) 488-1300

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