Harris N. Cogan


Harris (“Hirsh”) Cogan is an experienced trial lawyer who represents clients in federal and state court proceedings, appeals, arbitrations, and mediations throughout the United States.

He has extensive experience advising clients in the areas of:

  • Securities litigation
  • Corporate, shareholder, and partnership disputes
  • Class actions and derivative actions
  • Real estate litigation
  • Employment—discrimination, wrongful termination, confidentiality, non-compete agreements
  • Trademark license issues
  • Alternative dispute resolution

Hirsh is the author of a chapter in the well-recognized treatise, Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts (4th Edition 2015).

Outside the Firm

Hirsh served as a Vice President and Director of the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York, and is a past President of the Young Israel of Scarsdale.


  • A publicly traded real estate investment trust, in litigation involving a one billion dollar merger.
  • A publicly traded defense contractor, in class-action securities litigation.
  • A former outside director of an international public corporation, in shareholder litigation.
  • A real estate entity, in a challenge to a $1.3 billion sale.
  • Venture capital funds, in a dispute concerning capital structure of a technology company.
  • A financial institution, in defaulted commercial real estate loans.
  • A financial institution, in foreclosure of loans for construction of a hotel in New York City.
  • A publicly traded company, in a dispute over a joint venture relationship.
  • A national food manufacturer and distributor, in a dispute over corporate ownership.

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  • 2023, Litigation – Real Estate in New York, listed in Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2007–2023, listed in New York Super Lawyers



  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
Professional Activities

Hirsh has served as a mediator for the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County.



  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • Brooklyn College, BA
  • Hofstra University School of Law, JD