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Ronald J. Cohen

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Ronald J. Cohen

Practice Leader – Public Pensions, Labor and Employment 

Ron maintains a wide-ranging labor and employment and employee benefit practice handling all types of matters dealing with the employee-employer relationship. Ron joined the firm in 2014 as chair of the Labor & Employment Practice. He has s been practicing law in the areas of public pension, labor law and local government law since 1977. He is a former Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami, where he served as counsel to the City’s Retirement Systems. While employed as an Assistant City Attorney, Mr. Cohen gained experience in not only pension and labor law, but in municipal law, including public records and open meetings laws. He then practiced at a major South Florida firm, litigating all types of business disputes, including disputes involving contract formation and interpretation, securities law violations, and fiduciary duties and responsibilities. Prior to joining the firm, Ron successfully ran his own firm handling pension, and labor, and employment matters. Ron has successfully handled all matters of labor disputes, including wage and hour matters, employment discrimination, and unfair labor practices, non-compete agreements, and litigation of contract disputes. Ron has handled numerous arbitrations, administrative cases, jury and non-jury trials, class actions and appeals, in both federal and state court.

Ron has a special expertise in handling government pension matters, and has represented public pension plans for close to 40 years. He has successfully prosecuted and defended cases for Boards of Trustees, involving all types of disputes.

Ron is the long-time General Counsel for the FPPTA, a not–for–profit organization renowned nationwide for the education it provides to public pension trustees. Ron is devoted to the services the organization provides, and gives much of his time to fiduciary education.

Ronald J. Cohen

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