Our Practice Areas

Bankruptcy / Creditor’s Rights

Jefferson M. Allen

Erin Lewis

Our firm typically represents creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, but we have also been involved in assisting businesses employ the protection of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code for reorganization purposes. Attorneys in our Bankruptcy practice counsel clients on how to protect, preserve and collect claims against debtors in bankruptcy, including as necessary filing proofs of claim and adversary complaint litigation objecting to discharge of debtors.

Commercial Litigation

Steve Estep

Jefferson M. Allen

Erin Lewis

Lawrence A. Cooper

Scott Schweber

Commercial Litigation is one of the firm’s broadest practice areas with more than half of the firm’s attorneys regularly participating in litigation in state and federal court throughout Georgia and the United States on behalf of our clients.

Construction Law

Jefferson M. Allen

Erin Lewis

Scott Schweber

CCEA represents owners, general contractors and subcontractors in their business affairs and dispute resolution, including drafting and negotiating contracts, collection actions, lien filings and foreclosure actions, and litigation or arbitration regarding project delays or defects.

Criminal and DUI/Traffic Defense including Juvenile Criminal Defense

Darryl B. Cohen

Johnna A. Lee

DUI/Traffic Defense

If you have been charged with any serious traffic offense, from DUI to hit-and-run to driving on a suspended or revoked license, you need an experienced lawyer to act quickly in order to protect your rights and legal defenses. Once charged with any of these (or other) traffic related offenses, you face the possibility of losing your license, fines, probation, and even significant jail time. Our attorneys offer years of experience, as well as a skilled defense for your traffic related matters.

including Juvenile Criminal Defense

Our attorneys have the skill and experience required to successfully handle all criminal defense cases, including theft, assault, battery, weapons charges, drug possession, white collar crime, and all other misdemeanors and felonies. We provide aggressive, skilled, and personalized criminal defense for juveniles, high profile clients, and all other individuals.

Family Law, Divorce, Custody, Paternity Cases

Lawrence A. Cooper

Elizabeth A. “Beth” Beskin

Our firm strives to provide our family law clients with effective legal counsel while remaining cost effective. The attorneys in our law firm pride themselves on being very available to our clients. They sympathize and understand that divorce is one of the most difficult situations that a person will ever face, and our attorneys are devoted to our clients and work diligently to achieve successful results on behalf of our clients. Our attorneys believe the minor children are the most important consideration. Our attorneys advise parents to carefully consider the impact that the divorce will have on the children involved. Our attorneys are committed to helping clients develop win-win parenting plans that will be the most benefit to the parents and, most importantly, the children. In high profile cases, our firm strives to keep publicity to a minimum.

Entertainment, Media and & Sports Law

Darryl B. Cohen

Johnna A. Lee

To succeed in the fields of media, sports, or entertainment, you need to have the right team of advisors in place – advisors you trust and respect. Our firm has a team of legal professionals with a broad range of experience to provide legal assistance regarding issues specific to the industries of media, sports, and entertainment. We represent talent and companies involved in the creation, production, distribution, and promotion of entertainment products, services, and events.

ERISA Litigation

Lawrence A. Cooper

Elizabeth A. “Beth” Beskin

Our firm attorneys have extensive experience negotiating intricacies of the federal ERISA law related to employer benefit plans and their effects on divorce and domestic litigation

Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts

Jeffrey L. Cohen

Our attorneys provide all basic trust and estate planning services including preparation of wills, family trusts, powers of attorney, and intra-family transfer documents.

Insurance Law

Jeffrey D. Diamond

Scott Schweber

Our attorneys hand a wide variety of matters relating to insurance law including examinations under oath, insurance claims, coverage disputes, bath faith refusal to pay and declaratory judgments.

Legal Malpractice

Lawrence A. Cooper

Steve Estep

Scott Schweber

Our firm accepts meritorious legal malpractice cases on a contingency basis and there is no fee due until there is a recovery. We are very sympathetic to clients that have been damaged by legal malpractice or been the victim of fiduciary violations by lawyers. If there has been a fiduciary violation by a lawyer in the appropriate case, we will seek punitive damages. If our firm accepts a legal malpractice or fiduciary violation case against a lawyer, our team will diligently and passionately pursue it for the benefit of our client.

Mediation, Arbitration

All of the firm’s attorneys regularly participate in mediation and arbitration as advocates for their clients. In addition, the firm also has attorneys who are trained mediators and arbitrators who are regularly engaged to assist other attorneys and clients to resolve their business and personal disputes.

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Tort Litigation

Lawrence A. Cooper

Steve Estep

The firm handles personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases on a contingency basis and there is no fee due until there is a recovery. All clients receive the highest level of personal attention. The attorneys in our law firm have had excellent success in traumatic personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases.

Physician Practices: Contract Negotiations, Board Investigations

Lawrence A. Cooper

Jeff Cohen

PHYSICIAN LICENSING/BOARD INVESTIGATIONS/HEARINGS

Lawrence A. Cooper

Our firm has enjoyed success in representing physicians facing revocation or restriction of their professional licenses. Physicians’ licenses can be in jeopardy when there are allegations such as substance abuse, over prescribing pain medications, medical malpractice, sexual improprieties, and criminal offenses. We thoroughly prepare our physician clients for disciplinary hearings and often enlist the assistance of top medical experts for consulting purposes or as expert witnesses.

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

Lawrence A. Cooper

Elizabeth A. “Beth” Beskin

The purpose of a prenuptial agreement is to protect your assets and income in the event of divorce. We have attorneys in our firm with extensive experience in negotiating and drafting prenuptial agreements. One of our attorneys speaks at legal seminars and writes on the subject of the pitfalls of prenuptial agreement drafting.

Real Property Law

Jefferson M. Allen

Scott Schweber

CCEA Attorneys routinely handle issues that arise in the aire of real property law, including title issues, foreclosure and disputes that arise in connection with the purchase and sale of real property. Attorneys with the firm also regularly represent both landlords and tenants in lease dispute actions, damage claims or evictions.

Disputes over real property frequently require litigation attorneys to help resolve disputes. CCEA’s attorneys do not do real estate “deals” or handle closings, but if you need advice or consultation regarding a dispute involving real property, our attorneys have the skill and experience to assist in virtually any case.

Tax Disputes and IRS Representation

Jeffrey L. Cohen

Our attorneys regularly represent clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Georgia Department of Revenue with regard to any and all disputes and tax controversies including collection matters, tax appeals, Offers in Compromise, innocent spouse cases, criminal tax investigations, and problematic tax audits.