RECENT CASE RESULTS

When your situation requires the help of the legal system, you need the help of experienced New York City attorneys that can help you succeed with your case. Our team at Cohen Forman Barone brings over 75 years of experience to each case we take, giving us the unique insights and understanding to help you obtain your best possible outcome. Read more here about how we have helped clients in the past to protect their futures and preserve their interests. Call today for a consultation.

All Charges Dismissed From Felony to Freedom
  • Criminal Defense

As a direct result of CFB’s investigation, partner David J Cohen was able to convince the prosecution to dismiss all criminal charges. Client was able to avoid a criminal conviction, avoid any jail time, and avoided any probation violation. All criminal charges were dismissed.

  • All Charges Dismissed From Felony to Freedom
    • Criminal Defense

    As a direct result of CFB’s investigation, partner David J Cohen was able to convince the prosecution to dismiss all criminal charges. Client was able to avoid a criminal conviction, avoid any jail time, and avoided any probation violation. All criminal charges were dismissed.

  • Employment Authorization Renewal Granted Client Granted Work Authorization During COVID-19 Crisis
    • Immigration Law

    On March 30, 2020, the I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Renewal was granted for CFB client. Client’s current card was set to expire in late April 2020 and client was very grateful and relieved to know she will have her new current card well in advance.

  • Green Card Granted Green Card Granted To Client Despite Foreign Drug Trafficking Arrest
    • Crimmigration

    After months of negotiation with USCIS and significant correspondence with Caribbean law enforcement authorities, the U.S. government finally agreed with Cohen Forman Barone’s assessment and granted the individual her green card.

  • All charges will be dismissed WOMAN ATTACKED ON SUBWAY DEFENDS HERSELF AND ARRESTED
    • Criminal Defense
    A young female professional was minding her business on a ...
  • All 14 counts on the indictment were dismissed NYC ACCOUNTANT FALSELY ACCUSED OF RAPE
    • Criminal Defense
    Mr. X (whose name is withheld to protect the innocent) came to ...
  • Dismissed CFB Lawyer Stops Detective Harassment
    • Criminal Defense
    Following a physical confrontation outside his own home, a CFB ...
  • Dismissed Defense Gathers Evidence Unraveling State’s Case
    • Criminal Defense
    After being charged with 4 felonies, including criminal ...
  • Within 2 Weeks of Hiring, All Counts Dismissed 20–Year Old Warrant Dismissed
    • Criminal Defense
    A CFB client was haunted by a warrant, exactly 20 years old, ...
  • Conviction Vacated Conviction Vacated Order of Deportation Removed
    • Crimmigration
    CFB attorneys, paralegals and support staff recently won a ...
  • No Criminal Charges Filed No Charges Filed
    • Criminal Defense
    After speaking with police and prosecutors while the client was ...
  • Unconditional Pardon Granted Governor Cuomo Grants Unconditional Pardon to Lawful Permanent Resident Facing Mandatory Deportation
    • Crimmigration
    After a twenty year fight to clear his name, Orville Brown, has ...
  • Compassionate Release Granted Client Released from Prison Three Years Early!
    • Criminal Defense
    On June 12, 2020, CFB attorneys, David Cohen and Elizabeth ...
  • Employment Authorization Granted Cohen Forman Barone’s Persistence Leads to Clients' Work Authorizations Being Quickly Approved Despite COVID-19 Processing Delay
    • Immigration Law
    CFB client urgently needed to renew her work authorization and ...
  • Conditions on Lawful Permanent Residence Removed Cohen Forman Barone Successfully Has Client’s Conditions on Lawful Permanent Residence Removed Despite Felony Arrests
    • Crimmigration
    I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Permanent Residence was ...
  • Green Card Renewal Granted Green Card Renewals Granted Despite Concerns Over Abandoning Residency
    • Immigration Law
    On June 1, 2020, USCIS approved the I-90 applications to renew ...
  • Employment Authorization Granted After Repeated Denials, CFB Client Obtains Work Authorization During COVID-19
    • Immigration Law
    A CFB Client facing deportation was desperately seeking ...
  • Employment Authorization Granted Employment Authorization Granted During COVID-19 Crisis After Losing DACA
    • Crimmigration
    Employment authorization application approved for a single ...
  • Charges Dismissed and Green Card Granted All Criminal Charges Dismissed Allowing CFB client to Renew Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) During COVID-19 Crisis
    • Crimmigration
    A Cohen Forman Barone client successfully had all criminal ...
  • Green Card Granted Conditions on Permanent Residency Lifted during COVID-19 Crisis
    • Immigration Law
    On March 30, 2020 the I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on ...
  • Granted Legal Residency Legal Residency After 20 Years
    • Immigration Law
    A Cohen Forman Barone client who has spent over twenty years in ...
  • Charges Dismissed All Criminal Charges Dismissed
    • Criminal Defense
    A CFB client had been accused of a felony fraud from 20 years ...
  • Won Lawful Permanent Residence INTERPOL Cancellation of Red Notice Is the Final In A Series of Firm Successes For CFB Client
    • Crimmigration
    CFB successfully persuaded the International Criminal Police ...
  • Judge Granted Application 2009 Theft Conviction That Rendered Him Inadmissible to the United States
    • Crimmigration
    A Cohen Forman Barone client was detained in March upon his ...
  • Citizenship Approved Approved Citizenship in NJ
    • Crimmigration
    CFB client was approved for U.S. Citizenship in Newark, New ...
  • Not Guilty Full Acquittal for Man Facing 25 Years Prison
    • Criminal Defense
    The prosecutor demanded client (JT) plead guilty and accept an ...
  • Not Guilty Acquittal for Man Facing Life Sentence
    • Criminal Defense
    CFB’s criminal defense team was up against video evidence from 2 ...
  • Acquittal & Lawfully Residing in U.S. Green Card Holder Arrested & Charged for Burglary
    • Crimmigration
    Juan Carlos had been living in the United States as a green card ...
  • Cancellation of Removal Granted Green Card Holder Arrested for Past Drug Convictions
    • Crimmigration
    Nazir has been living in the United States as a green card ...
  • Detainer Lifted & Bond Posted Unlawful Resident Arrested for Assault
    • Crimmigration
    Angel has been living in the United States without any lawful ...
  • Waiver Secured & Green Card Received Tourist Visa Holder Arrested on Simple Possession
    • Crimmigration
    Sara visited the United States on a tourist visa in the early ...
  • No Jail Time & Lawful Status Remained Green Card Holder Charged with a Felony & Facing Deportation
    • Crimmigration
    Victor had been living in the United States as a green card ...
  • Granted Relief from Deportation Charged with Multiple Criminal Convictions
    • Crimmigration
    On December 17, 2018 Cohen Forman Barone client was granted ...
  • Granted Protection Charged with Drug Convictions is Granted Protection under the Convention Against Torture
    • Crimmigration
    On January 24, 2019 the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissed ...
  • Dismissed Felony Weapons Possession Charge
    • Criminal Defense
    Client charged with felony weapons possession and intent to use ...
  • Reduced to a Misdemeanor Charged with Medicaid Fraud
    • Criminal Defense
    Client was charged with Medicaid fraud. She had been convicted ...
  • Secured a Monetary Bond CFB Gained Results and Liberty in Criminal Immigration Case
    • Crimmigration
    CFB successfully secured a monetary bond for client previously ...
  • Granted Lawful Permanent Residence Immigration Process Guidance
    • Immigration Law
    On April 17, 2019, a South African CFB client was granted lawful ...
  • Granted Green Card Armenian/Russian Client Facing a Criminal Prosecution in Russia
    • Immigration Law
    On April 23, 2019, an Armenian/Russian national CFB client ...
  • Drug Charges Dismissed The Immigration Judge Granted the Waiver
    • Crimmigration
    After a contested removal hearing an immigration judge granted ...
  • Approved US Citizenship Citizenship Won for Client Whose Case Was Turned Down as "Too Difficult" by Three Other Law Firms
    • Crimmigration
    CFB client’s application for citizenship was approved by the ...
  • All Criminal Charges Dismissed Serious Felonies Dismissed for Client Accused of Grand Theft Auto
    • Criminal Defense
    Client was charged with serious felonies after accused of ...
  • Dismissed Deportation Case Dismissed Based on Valid Claim of U.S. Citizenship
    • Immigration Law
    CFB recently succeeded in its efforts to dismiss a deportation ...
  • Green Card Granted A Success in Federal Court, Results in Green Card Being Granted to CFB Client
    • Crimmigration
    After years of denials and delays, a CFB client has finally been ...
  • Aquitted Manhattan Jury Acquits Client Accused Of Causing Major Accident While Driving Drunk
    • Criminal Defense
    A Manhattan jury took less than half an hour to acquit a ...
  • Employee Reinstatement WITH Backpay Trial Judge Recommends NYCHA Employee Reinstatement WITH Backpay For Previously Wrongful Suspension
    • Criminal Defense
    GB had been employed by New York City Housing Authority for more ...
  • Acquitted Client Acquitted Of Murdering Rival After Claiming Self Defense
    • Criminal Defense
    New York Daily News writes: An admitted crack dealer was ...
  • Not Guilty Supreme Court Judge Finds Client NOT GUILTY After Bench Trial
    • Criminal Defense
    On September 21, 2015 in front of the Honorable Justice Stephens ...
  • Penalties Reduced Long Island 7-Eleven Franchisee Fined For Having Committed Serious Substantive I-9 Violations
    • Immigration Law
    A company operating a Long Island 7-Eleven was recently found to ...
  • Conviction Reversed and New Trial Ordered Panel Orders New Trial After Restriction On Cross Examination
    • Criminal Defense
    New York Law Journal: Volume 252—No. 39 Tuesday, August 26, 2014 ...
  • Prevented Deportation Successfully Prevented 23 Year Old Client's Deportation
    • Crimmigration
    A 23 year-old green card holder from the Dominican Republic ...
  • Acquitted Client Facing Possible Life Sentence Acquitted Of Assaulting A Police Officer
    • Criminal Defense
    After two days of deliberations, a Manhattan jury acquitted a ...
  • Murder Charges Dropped Murder Charges Dropped Against Client
    • Criminal Defense
    Follow all of ABC 7’s coverage of the case: Bronx DA drops ...
  • Conviction Vacated Client Walks Out Of Immigration Custody After Winning Motion To Vacate His Conviction
    • Crimmigration
    Cohen Forman Barone client, Markis Guzman Rosario, will get to ...
  • Granted Relief from Deportation Client Won Right To Remain In U.S. Despite Felony Conviction
    • Crimmigration
    Cohen Forman Barone successfully fought for and obtained relief ...
  • Secured O-1 Visa Secured O-1 Visa For Israeli Tennis Player Turned Coach
    • Immigration Law
    Cohen Forman Barone successfully obtained an O-1 visa for an ...
  • Granted Withholding Of Removal Client Granted Withholding Of Removal Despite Prior Deportation Order
    • Crimmigration
    Cohen Forman Barone successfully obtained Withholding of Removal ...
  • Deportation Proceeding Closed Government Agrees To Close Client's Deportation Proceeding
    • Immigration Law
    The attorneys at Cohen Forman Barone successfully prevented the ...
  • I-751 Waiver Approved Without Interview Secured I-751 Waiver Approval Without A Hearing
    • Immigration Law
    In August, a Cohen Forman Barone client who hails from Thailand ...
  • Motion to Vacate Denial Appealed Successfully Appealed Lower Court's Denial Of Lawful Permanent Resident's Motion To Vacate His Felony Drug Conviction
    • Crimmigration
    An appeals court agreed with Cohen Forman Barone appellate ...
  • Not Guilty "Not Guilty" Verdict For Client Despite DA's Office Claim Of Overwhelming Evidence
    • Criminal Defense
    In what some considered a “surprise verdict”, a Cohen Forman ...
  • Green Card Granted USCIS Ultimately Awards Client Green Card
    • Immigration Law
    Cohen Forman Barone successfully secured lawful permanent ...
  • Case Dismissed and Sealed Client Free To Become Naturalized Citizen After 9 Month ICE Battle
    • Crimmigration
    The long odyssey of Cohen Forman Barone’s client Markis Guzman ...
  • Charges Dismissed Assault & Harassment Charges Dismissed By Criminal Court In Queens County
    • Criminal Defense
    On February 2, 2018, the Criminal Court in Queens County granted ...
  • Charges Dropped Drug & Marijuana Possession Charges Dropped In Queens County Case
    • Criminal Defense
    On January 9, 2018, Cohen Forman Barone successfully argued a ...
  • Immigrant Visa Approved Husband Rejoined Family In The U.S. After Approval Of Immigrant Visa
    • Immigration Law
    On January 23, 2018, Cohen Forman Barone client was approved for ...
  • Permanent Resident Status Granted Green Card Holder & Father Wins Permanent Resident Status
    • Immigration Law
    On January 17, 2018, a Cohen Forman Barone client who, is a ...
  • Granted Affordable Bond Father Of Three, Detained By ICE, Is Granted Affordable Bond
    • Immigration Law
    A husband and father of three, detained by ICE and scheduled for ...
  • U.S. Citizenship Approved Final Family Of Five Member Approved For U.S. Citizenship At DHS Interview
    • Immigration Law
    On February 9, 2018, the final member of a family of five ...
  • Same-Sex Spousal Visa Application Granted Same-Sex Spousal Visa and Adjustment of Status Application Granted
    • Crimmigration
    On March 9, Cohen Forman Barone Client had a same sex spousal ...
  • Waiver of Removability Granted Client No Longer At Risk Of Deportation After 8 Year Legal Battle
    • Crimmigration
    After an eight-year legal battle, Oscar P. is no longer at risk ...
  • Not Guilty Successful Victory with Mother of Child and Family Court, New York County
    • Family Law
    Cohen Forman Barone successfully defends Mother against claims ...
  • Citizenship Granted Once Fearful of Being Deported Because of Criminal History, Cohen Forman Barone Client is Now A U.S. Citizen
    • Crimmigration
    On February 26, 2020, a Cohen Forman Barone client’s dreams of ...
  • Ruled in Client's Favored Cohen Forman Barone Successful in Motion to Rescind and Reopen Client’s Deportation Case
    • Crimmigration
    A Cohen Forman Barone client who was ordered removed from the ...
  • Charges Dismissed Several Assault Charges Dismissed
    • Criminal Defense
    Client was accused by the mother of a child for assaulting her ...
  • Charges Dismissed Foster Mother Has All Charges Dismissed
    • Criminal Defense
    We had a female client who was charged with endangering the ...
  • Inadmissibility Granted Waiver of Inadmissibility Granted For CFB Client, Who Can Return to the U.S. and Care for Ailing Mother
    • Immigration Law
    Cohen Forman Barone is excited to announce the approval of ...
  • Deportation Terminated, Status Restored Almost Thirty Years After Being Ordered Deported, CFB Successfully Vacates Client’s Conviction and Has Lawful Permanent Resident Status Restored
    • Immigration Law
    • Immigration Law
    CFB is proud to share its recent success for a long-time client. ...
  • Eligible to Seek a Green Card Belizian CFB client’s 440 post conviction motion to vacate his Stan Island drug conviction.
    • Immigration Law
    Client is now eligible to seek a green card through his U.S. ...
  • Granted Cancellation of Removal Granted Cancellation of Removal
    • Immigration Law
    CFB client granted Cancellation of Removal and Adjustment to ...
  • Eligible to Apply for Adjustment of Status CPL 440 post conviction motion to vacate CFB client’s felony drug conviction in Queens County, NY granted
    • Immigration Law
    CPL 440 post conviction motion to vacate CFB client’s felony ...
  • Allowed to seek a U Visa Succeeded in having Immigration Court order Administrative Closure on CFB Client’s removal proceedings to allow him to seek a U Visa.
    • Immigration Law
    Succeeded in having Immigration Court order Administrative ...
  • Granted a favorable Advisory Recommendation CFB client is a Christian Syrian seeking J-1 Persecution Based Waiver of the 2-Year Home Residency requirement.
    • Immigration Law
    CFB client is a Christian Syrian seeking J-1 Persecution Based ...
  • Successfully granted green card CFB client is a Ukranian citizen visa overstay.
    • Immigration Law
    CFB client is a Ukranian citizen visa overstay. Client ...
  • Adjustment of status application was approved CFB client granted a waiver of inadmissibility due to prior foreign assault and possession of a weapon convictions.
    • Immigration Law
    CFB client granted a waiver of inadmissibility due to prior ...