SAUL COHEN
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COHEN--Saul S. Died peacefully at home on January 15, 2018. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he attended Columbia University and Yale Law School. An expert in securities regulation, he served as general counsel at A.G. Edwards and Lehman Brothers and was the SEC appointed general counsel of Drexel Burnham Lambert. He was also a partner at Rosenman & Colin and Proskauer LLP and an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School. He leaves behind his beloved wife Marian; children, Lily, Seth (Deborah) and Jesse (Jennifer); grandchildren, Rachel, Leander and Celeste; brother, Philip and the many colleagues and friends whose lives he touched. Funeral service at 12pm, on January 18th, at "The Riverside" W. 76th and Amsterdam Ave.



Published by New York Times on Jan. 17, 2018.
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A beautiful writer who commemorated the union of myself and my husband, helped to start our family, and give us the precious memory of being married in front of my students...one of whom was his own daughter. A real gift of an experience, and a dear man. We are eternally grateful.
Phoebe Search
Friend
February 27, 2018
Saul was a man from another era. He was a true Renaissance Man, equally gifted in many fields beyond the practice of law, in which he was, of course, a wise and insightful mentor, who could cut to the heart of a matter before everyone else in the room had heard all of the facts. He will be missed.
Greg Gnall
February 8, 2018
I had the good luck of meeting Saul at a short story writing class where he wrote rich and imaginative prose. He was valued for his ability to spot a vital missing detail in someone else's story which I attribute to the keen listening skills he developed from his background in law. He was a raconteur and a true gentleman who spoke lovingly of his family. My deepest condolences to his loved ones. He will be missed on many levels.
Fran Fresquez
January 21, 2018
Saul was an old and dear friend and an important figure in my legal career. My husband and I extend our sympathy to the family, Judy and John Belash
Judith and John Belash
January 19, 2018
Saul was a mentor and an inspiration. My deepest sympathies to the family. Kathy Rocklen
January 18, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
sue ann
January 18, 2018
Marian, Lilly and the Cohen family, Saul was certainly one of the brightest and most insightful people I've ever known. He was a worldly man, and I saw that first hand in the excellent short stories he wrote as he pursued one of his hobbies in retirement. I loved getting his stories emailed to me, reading them, and then speaking to him at length about them. Some of these stories were of New Yorker quality, and Saul, had he not become a brilliant lawyer, certainly could have been a brilliant writer. I will miss the lunches with Saul, and the scotches, and the great discussions about history, philosophy, politics, literature and life. RIP, Saul.
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To his family and friends. My deepest condolence to you. May our heavenly father give you comfort and peace mathew 5:4
January 17, 2018
Saul Cohen meant so much to so many. He was equal parts visionary, leader & pioneer. His guidance was valued, his intellect was treasured and his spirit was priceless. While we were privileged to have him as a mentor we were honored to call him a friend.
With our condolence to Marian & Lily,
Jan & Robert Gilman
Robert & Jan Gilman
January 17, 2018
My sympathy to all. Saul was a friend and a great lawyer, with a truly generous spirit.
Ray Aronson
January 17, 2018
My deepest sympathy to Seth, Jesse, Marian, Lily and the Cohen family. Saul was my "rabbi", mentor and friend, teaching me the securities business and giving me a profession, for which I will always be grateful. He was not only wise, but kind. He will be deeply missed.
Judith MacDonald
January 17, 2018
Saul was one of the good guys. Always thoughtful and clear headed.
Perry Taylor
January 17, 2018
Saul was my mentor at both Rosenman & at Proskauer. I owe so much of my success to him. He was a one of a kind. A true legend. Brilliant & charismatic. I will miss him.
John Singer
January 17, 2018
My sympathies to Saul's family.He was my boss and mentor for many years. I learned much from him and greatly admired his wisdom and courage.
joan caridi
January 17, 2018
Sincerest condolences Marian, Seth, Jesse and Lilly, I'll fondly remember his ready bon mot's and enyclopedic knowledge of securities law, but mostly the fun I had simply hanging out with him.Art Rosenbloom
January 17, 2018
Jesse my heart goes to you, your dad was a kind and generous man, he was great help launching my career
Lisa Bernstein
January 17, 2018
Saul was a wonderful classmate and friend, who worked with several of us for many years in support of Columbia College. He will be remembered fondly and missed greatly. Our deepest sympathies to his family.

Kassie and Carlos Muñoz
January 17, 2018
Having worked with Saul when, while he was at Rosenman and I at SEC, he was the receiver of a failed government bond firm, I can recall how enthusiastic and relentless he was in seeking to obtain funds from those who looted the firm, so investors could be compensated. True, he got a fee, but he earned it well. My condolences to his family.
Jason Gettinger
January 17, 2018
My deepest gratitude for having Saul and Marian in my life. Saul was a hero to so many with his sage advice and generosity. He will be deeply missed. Condolences to Marian, Lily and the entire Cohen family.
Meredith Berlin
Meredith Berlin
January 17, 2018
Saul was a man of grace, humility and great wisdom....very grateful to have been a beneficiary of his insight and support. With love and thanks.
Michael Molnar
January 17, 2018
A friend and and colleague of 50 plus years going back to the Attorney General's office. He will be missed
Ron Offenkrantz
January 17, 2018
Saul was gentleman of great generosity of mind and heart. I learned much from him. I am saddened by his loss and offer my condolences to his family.
Gregory van Kipnis
January 16, 2018
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