We Are South Coast Problem Solvers
Martin “Marty” Cohn & Ray Rengo
When you're looking for competent and capable litigators for your legal challenges, look to the experienced, responsive team of Marty Cohn and Ray Rengo. As Santa Barbara family law attorneys, we listen carefully to your needs, and can often obtain the results you want without costly trials.
Marty and Ray also represent individual and business clients in cases involving breach of contract, partnership disputes, real property matters, collection matters, etc. We help resolve real estate disputes involving misrepresentation and fraud, boundary and easement disputes, and landlord tenant matters.
Martin "Marty" Cohn
Martin Cohn (“Marty”) has been practicing law for more than two decades. His extensive experience includes family law, real estate law, business litigation and select criminal matters. Marty is also a licensed real estate broker.
Marty's motto is: "Tell me your problem, and I'll find you a solution."
Poised to tackle problems, while listening carefully in order to find solutions, Mr. Cohn emphasizes the “bottom line” in his approach. This has put him in the forefront of quick and fair resolution in the legal community. Marty is sympathetic and often brings his keen sense of humor to the situation to add some relief and help maintain equilibrium—a skill that is greatly appreciated by his clients.
Mr. Cohn began his law career with Harrison Bull becoming a principal in the firm Bull, Cohn and Associates in 1992. Following Mr. Bull’s retirement in 1998, the firm became known as Martin Cohn & Associates. Ms. Stewart joined Mr. Cohn in 2005 and they are now practicing principals with Cohn, Stewart and Associates.
Marty’s basic philosophy includes looking for ways to save the client money in their legal costs. He ferrets out viable, cost-effective solutions that leave the client with a better feeling of what lawyers do and how they accomplish resolution.
Marty attended the University of California at Santa Barbara and went on to study law at the Santa Barbara College of Law where he obtained his JD. He has been married for 28 years to Becky Cohn, with whom he shares a property management business. In his spare time, Marty has a passion for travel, cycling and outdoor adventure.
Raymond Rengo attended the University of California at Berkeley, graduating in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in English.
Before law school, Mr. Rengo lived in San Francisco working for various nonprofits including the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center and California Lawyers for the Arts. He attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles graduating and becoming a member of the California Bar in 2007.
During his second year of law school, he was a law clerk for the Honorable J. William McLafferty, Judge of the Superior Court of California for the County of Santa Barbara, and spent the following summer working in the Court’s Probate Department and “Own Recognizance” Office.
Mr. Rengo resides in Santa Barbara where he is a member of the Santa Barbara Barristers.
Family Law & Divorce
We help our clients get through divorce with both their dignity and lives in tact. We handle all aspects of marital dissolution including spousal support, child custody/visitation and child support. When circumstances change we assist clients in filing for modifications and enforcement of existing support or custody orders. We also draft of pre and postnuptial agreements.
Estate Planning & Trust
When trustees or executors get off track, it may be necessary to retain an attorney to represent your interests in Santa Barbara County Superior Court. We have represented many individuals who reside out of state but need local representation for their case. We help with will disputes and trustee & trust issues.
We represent the interests of individuals and businesses in cases involving breach of contract, partnership disputes, real property matters, collection matters, etc. We help resolve real estate disputes involving misrepresentation and fraud, boundary and easement disputes, and landlord tenant matters.
Criminal / DUI
Lead by experience criminal law attorney Marty Cohn, we provide criminal defense in felony and misdemeanor cases, including assault, domestic violence, drunk driving (DUI), drug possession, underage drinking, and theft crimes. Marty is a skilled negotiator who has extensive experience working with the criminal justice system in the Tri-County area for over 20 years.
How we work.
1 First, listen to you. we meet to determine if we have a fit. In order to work together effectively, we need to assess if we can work together as a team to represent your interests. Once we establish a relationship, we'll work to build your case.
2 During the fact gathering phase, we listen to your issues, Organize your case documents, prepare briefs and letters. We work from a retainer or in some cases work on contingency.
3 We represent you in court, often working to avoid a costly and lengthy trial, yet working to negotiate an outcome that is favorable to you.