BRIDGEPORT, CT (Aug. 8, 2019) – The law firm of Cohen and Wolf, P.C. is pleased to announce that Attorney Jason A. Buchsbaum and Attorney Philip C. Pires have been named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List”.
Now in its 12th year, Benchmark’s publication analyzes the litigation and disputes market in North America. Through research and extensive client interviews, Benchmark Litigation identifies those attorneys and law firms whose work stands out above the crowd. Mr. Buchsbaum and Mr. Pires were included on Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 “40 & Under Hot List”, a list which names practitioners who are consistently referenced by peers and clients during their research process. Benchmark considers these individuals to be among the top young talent in their respective litigation communities.
Mr. Buchsbaum is a principal in Cohen and Wolf’s Litigation and Municipal Law groups. He represents individual, corporate and municipal clients in a wide range of litigation matters including complex commercial disputes, business litigation, construction disputes, real property and title disputes, tax appeals and enforcement proceedings. He regularly advises municipal and private clients on local property tax issues, and advises municipalities on a variety of local governmental matters.
Mr. Buchsbaum is active in local government as well. He currently serves as a member of the Southbury Board of Selectmen, and is the Selectmen liaison to the Town’s Local Emergency Planning Committee and to the Southbury Public Library Board of Directors. He has formerly served as the Vice-Chairman of Southbury’s Charter Revision Commission and on the Seymour Board of Education.
Mr. Buchsbaum has been named to Benchmark’s “40 & Under Hot List” for three consecutive years. He holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating, the highest possible Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers®, since 2011. Mr. Buchsbaum is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York, the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Danbury Bar Association and the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association.
Mr. Pires is a principal of Cohen and Wolf, P.C. resident in the firm’s Bridgeport office. He practices law in the areas of commercial litigation, municipal law, estate and probate litigation, and land use and zoning, and represents both individuals and businesses in a variety of litigation matters.
Active in his community, Mr. Pires serves as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Bridgeport’s Downtown Special Services District, a special taxing district serving the city’s downtown area. He is also presently serving his third term on Fairfield’s Representative Town Meeting (RTM), the legislative body for the Town of Fairfield. In 2018, Mr. Pires was elected to serve as Moderator, the ranking political and parliamentary officer, of Fairfield’s RTM.
Mr. Pires is named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List” for the second consecutive year. He is named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® (2012 – present) in the category of Business Litigation, and has received an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating, the highest possible Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale- Hubbell. Mr. Pires is admitted to practice in Connecticut, U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association and the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association.
About Cohen and Wolf
The firm began in 1951 with two lawyers, Herbert L. Cohen and Austin K. Wolf, working from a single office in Bridgeport. Since then, the firm has expanded to more than 50 attorneys with offices in Bridgeport, Danbury, Westport and Orange. Attorneys at Cohen and Wolf represent a diverse assortment of individuals, businesses and municipalities, handling their personal and professional legal needs, from matters involving litigation, employment, corporate and securities law, commercial lending, real estate, land use and zoning, to family law and estate planning. Additional information is available at www.cohenandwolf.com.