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About Us

Here at Michael R. Cogan, P.C. we combine years of practical experience with an overwhelming drive toward client satisfaction. This, combined with the “state-of-the-art” technology and a full complement of paralegal support, continues to set us apart from the rest of the industry.

Michael R. Cogan, P.C. provides its clients with a wide range of legal services throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia.
Michael R. Cogan, P.C. concentrates in the areas of creditors’ rights, commercial real property transactional matters, commercial landlord-tenant law and commercial leasing.

Michael R. Cogan, P.C. utilizes cutting edge software platforms and customized collections programs in order to maximize efficiency.

Furthermore, Michael R. Cogan, P.C. maintains a full complement of secretarial and paralegal support, each of whom are “cross-trained” in the legal, collection and “skip-tracing” arenas so as to better serve our clients’ needs. Each client is assigned a dedicated collection representative who is primarily responsible for the handling of their files and acts as the personal “Client Service Representative” for all matters relating to the client’s files. Finally, all of our clients are assigned to a particular attorney ; if you wish to speak to an attorney, you need only contact him or her directly.

Meet Our Attorneys

Michael R. Cogan, P.C.

Michael R. Cogan

Michael R. Cogan was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Admitted to the bar: Court of Appeals of Maryland; U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland; Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Federal Claims.


University of Maryland (B.A., cum laude)
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (J.D.)

Awards and Achievements:

Author, Catholic University Law Review, Comment, “The Drug Enforcement Agency’s Use of Drug Courier Profiles: One Size Fits All”, published in Volume 41, Issue Number 4; Member: Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi (U. MD.)

Practice Areas:

Commercial Landlord/Tenant Litigation, Commerical Landlord/Tenant Lease Drafting and Related Transactional Matters, Commercial and Retail Collections, Commercial Real Estate, Creditors’ Rights and Commercial Litigation.

Eric Yarvin

Eric Yarvin

Eric Yarvin is an Associate with Michael R. Cogan, P.C. Mr. Yarvin is licensed to practice in Maryland.

Sydney Roberson

Steven A. Sadel

Steven A. Sadel is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has represented clients throughout the United States in the acquisition, development, leasing and sales of regional malls, power, strip, lifestyle and outlet centers, multi-use developments, warehouses, distribution centers and urban redevelopment projects over the course of three decades.

Mr. Sadel was a partner in the Miami law firm of Patton & Kanner, the Atlanta law firm of Hartman Simons and the Washington D.C. office of Holland and Knight. He has also served as Senior Counsel at Lerner Corporation, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Federal Realty Investment Trust, Combined Properties and The Mills Corporation. In addition, Mr. Sadel served as Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia for ten years.

Emory University in Atlanta, GA., B.A. 1974
University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Fl., J.D. 1977
New York University School of Law in New York, N.Y., L.L.M. in Federal Taxation 1978

Sydney Roberson is an Associate with Michael R. Cogan, P.C. Sydney Roberson is licensed to practice in Maryland. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina and raised in Rockville, Maryland, Sydney Roberson is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.