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Jeffrey L. Cohen
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Location:
Atlanta, GA
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404-841-9178
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I have been handling tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service and Georgia Department of Revenue since 1984. I deal with a variety of tax controversies, and have been very successful with innocent spouse cases, wage and bank levies, offers in compromise, tax settlements, and collection appeals. I represent and advise clients with foreign bank accounts in the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, handle sensitive audits, IRS and Department of Revenue appeals, challenge payroll tax and Trust Fund Recovery Penalty assessments, as well as cases that have to go to the U.S. Tax Court. Additionally, I represent and advise small businesses and their owners in a variety of matters, such as contract review, acquisitions and sales of businesses, and other corporate and limited liability company transactions. I have also represented accountants and tax return preparers when they are either being audited or penalized by the Internal Revenue Service or Department of Revenue.

Areas of Practice

  • Tax 80%
  • Business Planning and Transactions 15%
  • Estate Planning and Wills 5%

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1978
  • Georgia, 1981

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Classes/Seminars

  • Tax Law, John Marshall Law School, 1983 to 1985
  • Corporation Law, John Marshall Law School, 1983 to 1985
  • Legal Aspects of Doing Business, Georgia State University, 1991 to 2001

Honors and Awards

  • AVVO Clients' Choice - Tax
  • Top Rated Lawyers - Taxation
  • AVVO Top Attorney - Tax

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia Bar Section on Taxation, Executive Committee, 2017 to Present
  • Georgia Bar Fee Arbitration Panel, Member, Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, Partner, 2006 to 2017
  • Land, Cohen & Keon, Partner, 1985 to 2003

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pianos For Peace, Inc. Board of Directors, 2016 to 2018
  • Duke Univ. Alumni Advisory Admissions Committee, 1986 to 2004

Languages

  • English