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Berliner Cohen Appoints James P. Cashman as New Managing Partner

Berliner Cohen is pleased to announce that James P. Cashman, a partner in the firm’s Estate Planning Group, has been elected Managing Partner of the firm effective January 1, 2018.

Mr. Cashman succeeds Mark Makiewicz, a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Transactions Group. Mr. Makiewicz held the managing partner position from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2017.

“As Berliner Cohen continues its long-standing tradition of excellence in the legal community, I am looking forward in helping lead the firm through the ever-changing legal landscape while keeping our focus on exceptional legal service to our clients and commitment to our local community,” said Mr. Cashman.

For over 30 years, Mr. Cashman has represented a wide variety of families and individuals in estate planning matters, including wills, living trusts, insurance trusts, complex trusts, educational trusts, charitable trusts, family partnerships, foundations and probate and estate administration matters.


Berliner Cohen has served the business and regulatory needs of private business and public agencies for close to 50 years.  Berliner Cohen continually meets the growing demands of both the Silicon Valley and San Joaquin Valley. The Firm has developed the special expertise required by a diverse client base consisting of nationally recognized business interests and a number of Northern California’s largest national and multinational corporations, new ventures, leading real estate developers and brokerages, cutting-edge technology companies, agribusiness, banking and financial institutions, employers, municipalities, public agencies, and individuals.