Cole Schotz P.C.



David M. Kohane
New Jersey Office
Court Plaza North, 25 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
T: 201-525-6267 / C: 201-220-9683 / F: 201-678-6267
Legal Practice Assistant: Michele Stempel
T: 201-489-3000, ext. 5083


David Kohane is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, founded and chairs the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, and co-chair’s the firm’s Information Governance and Discovery Services Practice Groups. David concentrates his practice in several areas of complex litigation and regularly handles disputes and provides counseling in the areas of trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade regulation, unfair competition, environmental, tax disputes, defamation and privacy rights, with special focus on the protection, use and misuse of intellectual property rights in the digital age. He was an early leader in the field of electronic discovery, assisting clients in navigating this difficult area cost-effectively. He also has a depth of experience handling white-collar criminal and constitutional matters, along with commercial and construction disputes and litigation under the securities, antitrust and RICO laws. David handles matters at the trial and appellate levels, in administrative proceedings and in mediations and arbitrations. He has served as an arbitrator in both international and domestic matters.

David has authored numerous articles in the fields of trademark law, copyright law, Internet and computer law, electronic evidence and discovery, evidence, federal civil procedure, federal tax disputes, criminal law, civil rights and RICO. He lectures frequently in the fields of intellectual property law and disputes, Internet and computer law, evidence and court procedure.

Awarded an AV rating for his professionalism and the quality of his legal work from Martindale-Hubbell, the publisher of the premier directory of legal professionals.  David has also been included in New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2009 to 2015. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.

David was selected as co-director of the John C. Lifland American Inn of Court, 2011. The Inn concentrates on practice in the federal courts and intellectual property law. He serves on the Online Use Committee of the International Trademark Association on the Committee on Trademarks & The Internet of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section and on the Federal Practice Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

David served as law clerk for the Hon. Charles S. Haight, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan before entering private practice. He earned his B.A. from Wesleyan University, magna cum laude, and his J.D. from New York University Law School, cum laude and Order of the Coif.


New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1985Wesleyan University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1980

Bar & Court Admissions

New Jersey, 1989Connecticut, 1985New York, 1986U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1987U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1987U.S. Tax Court, 1987U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1989U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1992


Recent Events

Art Law Primer
Attorney Speaking: David M. KohaneDecember 2, 2015
Selected Issues in Art Law
Attorney Speaking: David M. KohaneMay 8, 2015
Legalities of Photography
Attorney Speaking: David M. KohaneJune 8 - 9, 2013
Updates in Intellectual Law, WestLegalEd CLE Seminar and Webinar, October 26, 2011 (including presentation on use of competitors’ trademarks in Internet advertising and sponsored links)
Attorney Speaking: David M. KohaneOctober 26, 2011
In-House Counsel CLE Seminar: Update in Intellectual Property Law, New Jersey Law Journal
Attorney Speaking: David M. KohaneOctober 4, 2011



Un-Happy Birthday, but Happy Batman

IP Law Outlook September, 25, 2015

David M. Kohane
The $8.9 Million Name

IP Law Outlook August 26, 2015

David M. Kohane
In Internet Advertising, Context Is King

New Jersey Law Journal Volume 204; Issue 8 May 23, 2011

Arianna Christopher and David M. Kohane
Lexis Nexis Practice Guide: New Jersey Commercial Litigation (2009 Edition), Chapter 8: Franchise Litigation

March 3, 2004

Wendy F. Klein and David M. Kohane
LexisNexis Practice Guide: New Jersey Commercial Litigation (2009 Edition), Chapter 9: Unfair Competition

March 02, 2004

David M. Kohane, Adam J. Sklar and Jenny R. Flom