Alvin M. Cohen

Of Counsel

Alvin M. Cohen is a trial lawyer, representing businesses involved in the construction and real estate industries. Typical clients include prime contractors and subcontractors, material suppliers, homebuilders, land developers, and commercial real estate developers. Al’s practice includes both private sector projects and government contracts. His construction cases span the full range of construction disputes, and he has litigated, for example, complex delay and disruption claims and their attendant critical path scheduling analysis, acceleration claims, disputed changes, construction defects, and mechanic’s liens. These cases involved industrial, commercial, and residential projects.

His real estate litigation practice is also broad and has included a range of disputes, such as lender disputes, buyer-seller disputes, adverse possession claims, partition claims, disputes among owners of the developer entity, etc. Al began his career as a trial lawyer for the Tennessee Valley Authority, where he handled numerous construction disputes, many of which went to trial in federal court or before the Board of Contract Appeals.

In addition to his trial practice, Al serves as advisory counsel to his construction clients. This includes pre-dispute counseling and drafting and negotiating contracts.

Increasingly, Al has been putting his 39 years of experience to use as a mediator of construction disputes. In addition, he has been on the American Arbitration Association panel of arbitrators for 25 years and has served as both sole arbitrator and as a member of three-person arbitration panels.

Al is listed in Chambers USA for his work in Colorado- Real Estate: Construction and Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the fields of Construction Law and Real Estate Law (Copyright 2019 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC). He was recently named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Denver and is listed as a “Top Lawyer” for Construction Law by 5280, Denver’s Mile High Magazine. He is recognized as an AV Preeminent™ Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Colorado Super Lawyers in the area of Construction Law, where he is recognized on the Top 100: 2019 Super Lawyers list. Al is a recipient of “The Civil Litigation Writing Award” from the Colorado Bar Association. 

Prior to joining Woods & Aitken, he was a name partner of a boutique construction and real estate law firm in Denver, Colorado.