The lawyers and staff at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, are committed to the Long Island communities where we live and work. Our service to the community includes volunteer work with a wide variety of organizations, including not only legal concerns, but also those dedicated to health, youth development, assistance to the poor and other valuable efforts.
Listed below is but a small sample of the many ways Cohen & Jaffe’s attorneys and staff contribute their time and effort to help make Long Island a better place for all.
After the tragic death of attorney Stephen M. Cohen’s two young grandchildren in 2014, the Reagan and Jax Cohen Memorial Fund was established to support organizations that “improve the lives of children, by making an impact on their health, welfare and/or general well being.” The firm and many of its lawyers and staff have been heavily involved with the organization, including an annual golf tournament that raises funds for the organization’s charitable endeavors.
The firm also serves as a sponsor of the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, and has made a donation to the organization each time the firm’s Facebook page received a “like.” The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance is dedicated to “finding a cure for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) while improving the lives of those affected.” The disease involves a genetic disorder that causes non-malignant tumors to grow in various organs of the body, frequently with life-changing results.
On an individual level, attorney Richard S. Jaffe works with young people, serving as a basketball coach for the Jericho Athletic Association. He also coaches lacrosse at the Jericho Lacrosse Club. Rich has served as a volunteer firefighter and medic for the Jericho Fire Department and as a medic for Brentwood Legion Ambulance. Rich has also helped victims of 9/11 through volunteering with the organization Trial Lawyers Care. In the legal field, Rich serves as a volunteer small claims court arbitrator and volunteers as a mediator for the Supreme Court of New York.
Attorney Stephen B. Tiger serves as a volunteer coach for the Port Washington Youth Association. He also performs volunteer work for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Seni Popat, another attorney with the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, served as a volunteer for the Nassau County Bar Association, where he gave presentations on various topics. He also worked with the Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project, where he provided legal advice and performed legal work for clients who could not afford an attorney.
Staff member Debbie Wiener volunteers for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Long Island, where she assists with fundraising and organizing. Paralegal Maria Fiore volunteers at her church’s food pantry.
These examples provide a glimpse of just some of the many ways the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, and its attorneys and staff donate their time and resources to helping people in need on Long Island. Community service is also a critical aspect of the firm’s practice. As a firm that represents injured people and individuals who have suffered discrimination in the workplace, much of our practice is devoted to improving the lives of individuals in our community.