About Michael R. Cogan, P.C.

Here at Michael R. Cogan, P.C. we combine years of practical experience with an overwhelming drive toward client satisfaction. This, combined with the “state-of-the-art” technology and the full complement of secretarial and paralegal support, continues to set us apart from the rest of the industry.

Michael R. Cogan, P.C. provides its clients with a wide range of legal services throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia.  Michael R. Cogan, P.C. concentrates in the areas of retail and commercial collections, creditors’ rights, commercial real property transactional matters, commercial landlord-tenant law and criminal litigation.

Employing “state-of-the-art” technology, Michael R. Cogan, P.C. is able to provide its clients with such services as uploading and downloading of “virtual” client files directly from the client’s database, thus eliminating the time and expense of hard file preparation and transfer as well as detailed monthly status reports. The firm utilizes cutting edge software platforms and customized collections programs in order to maximize efficiency. We are thus able to provide you with a monthly status report that is tailored to your specific needs; you need only inform us of what parameters you would like included in your report(s) and we will work to ascertain that you are provided with the information requested.

Furthermore, Michael R. Cogan, P.C. maintains a full complement of secretarial and paralegal support, each of whom are “cross-trained” in the legal, collection and “skip-tracing” arenas so as to better serve our clients’ needs. Each client is assigned a dedicated collection representative who is primarily responsible for the handling of their files and acts as the personal “Client Service Representative” for all matters relating to the client’s files. Finally, all of our clients are assigned to a particular attorney ; if you wish to speak to a lawyer, you need only contact him or her directly.


Meet Our Attorneys

attorney Michael R. Cogan

Michael R. Cogan

Michael R. Cogan was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Admitted to the bar: Court of Appeals of Maryland; U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland; Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Education:

University of Maryland (B.A., cum laude)
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (J.D.)

Awards and Achievements:

Author, Catholic University Law Review, Comment, “The Drug Enforcement Agency’s Use of Drug Courier Profiles: One Size Fits All”, published in Volume 41, Issue Number 4; Member: Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi (U. MD.)

Practice Areas:

Commercial Landlord/Tenant Litigation, Commerical Landlord/Tenant Lease Drafting and Related Transactional Matters, Commercial and Retail Collections, Commercial Real Estate, Creditors’ Rights and Commercial Litigation.


attorney Bruce H. Cherkis

Bruce H. Cherkis

Bruce H. Cherkis is an Associate with Michael R. Cogan, P.C. Mr. Cherkis is licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Education:

University of Maryland (BA)
University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D).

Associations:

Maryland State Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association

Experience:

Mr. Cherkis has extensive trial experience in the state courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Practice Areas:

Creditors’ rights, Retail and Commercial Collections.


attorney David Caravaggio

David Caravaggio

David P. Caravaggio is an Associate with Michael R. Cogan, P.C. Mr. Caravaggio is licensed to practice in Maryland.

Education:

University of Maryland (B.A.)
University of Baltimore, School of Law (J.D.)

Associations:

Maryland State Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association
Frederick County Bar Association

Experience:

Mr. Caravaggio has extensive trial experience in state courts in Maryland.

Practice Areas:

Creditors’ rights, Retail Collections, Commercial Collections and Commercial Landlord/Tenant Litigation.


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