New York Motion Practice Handbook & Forms identifies the statutory provisions governing various types of motions and the key decisions that interpret them. The book addresses some topics that do not generally receive discussion in a CPLR treatise, such as the main substantive provisions of the Statute of Frauds, common law tolling doctrines, and grounds to disqualify counsel or for recusal of a judge. The book includes discussions of: Motion to Dismiss, Disclosure Motions, Provisional Remedies, Motions Concerning Parties, Miscellaneous Pretrial Motions, Summary Dispositions, Trial Motions, and Motions to the Appellate Courts. Cohen not only describes the mechanics of making the motions, but the legal grounds underpinning them as well.
Included are 80+ forms and sample documents on CD.
This new edition contains a new chapter on special proceedings.
Cohen has extensive litigation experience in the state and federal courts of New York, in both the trial courts and the appellate courts. His practice areas include complex commercial litigation, corporate governance, employment disputes, securities fraud, RICO, insurance coverage, and judgment enforcement. Cohen has been a member of the Board of ALM’s on-line publication, New York Smart Litigator and a frequent contributor of Ask the Expert columns for that publication. He publishes regularly on matters relating to civil procedure. Cohen is a former chair of the New York County Lawyers Association committee on insurance.
Cohen graduated from Princeton University in 1986. He received graduate degrees in philosophy from Oxford University and the University of Michigan before graduating from the University of Michigan Law School in 1994, where he was an Articles Editor of the Law Review. After law school, Cohen clerked for the Hon. J. Edward Lumbard on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals before entering private practice.