• Admiralty and Maritime
  • Adoption
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Business Divorce
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Civil
  • Civil Rights
  • Co-Parenting
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Commercial
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Community
  • Complex Commercial
  • Condominium / HOA
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Consumer
  • Contract
  • Copyright
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Financial Planning
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education
  • Elder Care
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Financial
  • Financial Divorce
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • Guardianship
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Investment
  • Labor
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Negligence
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Oil and Gas
  • Parenting Plans
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Patent
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet
  • Post-Nuptial
  • Pre Nuptials
  • Premise Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Small Claims
  • Social Security
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Trade Regulation
  • Trade Secret
  • Trademark
  • Transportation
  • Trust & Estates
  • Visitation
  • Wage & Hour
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Termination

Helayn Cohen

Alternate Dispute Solutions

Helayn Cohen

Helayn Cohen understands that individuals are unique, and the circumstances surrounding their disputes are unique as well. This factor, and the long history of helping people makes Helayn the mediator for you.  Her career began in the public sector working for the City University of New York (“CUNY”), where she held various positions from counseling students, both academically and emotionally, to designing and training faculty/staff in the use of a database, which she designed.

Helayn followed her dream to and became a lawyer, where she continued to serve her community, including receiving recognition as Pro Bono Attorney of the Month and an Access to Justice Champion.  

Helayn currently serves as both a mediator and arbitrator on the Court Rosters of New York, including N.Y Small Claims Mediation, and Suffolk County and Nassau County’s Mediation and Arbitration Panels.  Additionally Helayn is a member of FINRA’s Arbitration Panel.  Helayn is available to mediate the following areas of focus:

  • Contract
  • Real Estate, including Landlord/Tenant
  • Personal Injury
  • Divorce
  • Education
  • Business
  • Commercial
  • Family

Bar Admissions:

  • New York State Bar
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York

Certificates, Training & Awards

  • New York State Bar Association Commercial Arbitration Training.
  • Advanced Commercial Mediation Training: approved by NYS Office of Court Administration.
  • Basic Mediation Training: approved by NYS Office of Court Administration.
  • 3-Day Commercial Mediation Training: approved by NYS Office of Court Administration.
  • Mediation Skills Training w/Parenting Plan Mediation Specialty: approved by NYS Office of Court Administration.
  • Access to Justice Champion, Nassau County Bar Association.
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Month, Nassau County Bar Association.


  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, J.D., Law, 2008
  • Queens College, City University of New York, M.S.Ed., Counseling
  • Queens College, City University of New York, B.A, Communications


Helayn is an adjunct instructor at Hofstra University School of Law, where she teaches Foundational Lawyering Skills to Law Students, and Real Property and Bankruptcy to Paralegal students.