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Jules S. Cohen


Current Position

Akerman, LLP
P.O. Box 231
Orlando, FL 32802-0231

Tel: 407-423-4000
Fax: 407-843-6610

Class: VIII (1997)Circuit: Eleventh


University of Florida, B.A. (1959)
Harvard Law School, J.D. (1962)

Professional Career

Practicing attorney in Orlando, Florida, (1962-)
Shareholder, Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson, P.A. (1997-)
Jules S. Cohen, P.A., (1972-97)


Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, Inc., Emeritus Member, Board of Directors
The Florida Bar, Past Chair, Business Law Section; Past Chair, Bankruptcy/UCC Committee
Advisory Committee on U.S. Bankruptcy Court Local Rules, Middle District of Florida, Past member
Judicial Liaison Committee Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, Past Chair
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association, Business Bankruptcy Committee
The Florida Bar
The Florida Bar Foundation, Fellow
Orange County Bar Association
Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, Past Director, Past Vice-President
Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Association
Jacksonville Bankruptcy Law Association


"Shareholders Advances: Capital or Loans?" 52 American Bankruptcy Law Journal 259
Articles on bankruptcy law subjects in the Florida Bar Journal, Briefs, the newsletter of the Orange County Bar Association, the newsletter of the Southern District Bankruptcy Bar Association, Orlando Business Journal.
Author and speaker for the Florida Bar, National Business Institute, Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association, Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association, Southern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar.


Certification in business bankruptcy by the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification
Orange County Bar Association, Professionalism Award
First Central Florida Chapter of the American Inns of Court, Anchor of the Inn Award
Listed in Best Lawyers in America (1983-12)
The Best Lawyers in Orlando, Orlando Magazine (2001-10)
Best Bankruptcy Lawyer in Orlando, Orlando Business Journal
Florida Trend Magazine, "Legal Elite" (2004-12)
Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association Professionalism Award
Florida SuperLawyers (2005-12)
Chambers America's Leading Business Lawyers