507 Plum St., Suite 310,
Syracuse, New York 13204

Stephen H. Cohen

Stephen H. Cohen

(315) 477-6226

(315) 425-3626



Stephen H. Cohen's practice is concentrated in the areas of healthcare, corporate/partnership/business/tax (general tax and employee benefit) law and estate planning.

Stephen provides general and focused representation to a broad range of healthcare clients, such as group medical practices, joint ventures, POs, PHOs, IPAs, MSOs and integrated delivery systems. Stephen has significant experience with a wide variety of issues facing healthcare providers, including strategic planning for healthcare providers and entities; civil and criminal healthcare fraud and abuse investigation, defense and prevention; Medicare compliance; mergers and acquisitions; business operations and transactional matters; entity formation and employment issues; structuring transactions to comply with the anti-kickback and Stark fraud and abuse laws as well as regulatory requirements.

Stephen concentrates in complex healthcare transactions. He has been an innovator in the structuring of large horizontally and vertically integrated group practices throughout the country.

In addition, Stephen represents closely-held business entities and their owners. Stephen counsels clients regarding their business operations and transactional matters, including initial entity formation, employment issues, joint ventures, acquisitions, mergers, sales, and succession planning.

Stephen represents professional/business entities of all sizes from the smallest professional/business entity owned and operated by a single individual to large, multi-faceted professional entities with 700+ owners and business corporations with 300 to 500 employees and multiple locations. 

Stephen frequently lectures to professionals and others on matters related to his areas of expertise.

Practice Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Professional Practices
  • Business Employee
  • Benefits Tax Estate
  • Planning Real Estate


Syracuse University, J.D., 1970; B.S., Accounting, 1967, Beta Alpha Psi, Phi Delta Phi


  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


  • Listed since 1986 in Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed since 2007 in New York Super Lawyers - Upstate Edition