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Jeffrey L. Cohen

Jeffrey L. Cohen

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Practice Areas

  • Tax Controversy 70%
  • Business Transactions 20%
  • Estate Planning 10%


I have been representing small businesses and individuals before the Internal Revenue Service and the Georgia Department of Revenue since 1982. Typical types of cases include assisting people who have not filed tax returns, clients who are being audited or investigated by the IRS, negotiating installment payment plans and Offers in Compromise with the IRS, handling cases before the IRS Appeals Division and U.S. Tax Court, innocent spouse cases where, often after a divorce or death, the remaining spouse is being held liable for tax which should have been paid by the former spouse, and situations where medical or financial issues prevent the client from being able to pay past or current taxes. Typical cases for clients who own small businesses include failure to pay employment taxes, and various other penalties. Unlike tax resolution companies that are good at scaring clients and selling to them, I am a licensed attorney, and remain personally involved in every case until its conclusion. Clients are given my direct office phone number, and are encouraged to discuss their case with me throughout. I have served on the Executive Committee of the Georgia State Bar Section of Taxation, and this year I have been elected its Chairman. Keeping clients informed and involved has been my priority, as is evidenced by the many 5-Star reviews on AVVO and Google.

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1978
  • Georgia, 1981
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1981
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1982


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • LL.M. - 1982
    • Major: Taxation
  • 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
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations

  • Georgia Bar Section on Taxation, Executive Committee, 2017 to Present
  • Georgia Bar Fee Arbitration Panel, Member, Present
  • Sandy Springs Bar Association, Vice President, 1997 to 1998
  • Atlanta Bar Association, IRS Liaison Committee, 1988
  • State of Georgia Bar Association, 1981
  • Georgia Association of Business Brokers, Associate Member, 1988 to 2003
  • Intown Business Association, General Counsel, 1985 to 1986
  • North Atlanta Tax Council, Member, 1995
  • Jewish Family and Career Services Volunteer Legal Panel, Co-Chairman
  • State Bar of Georgia Section on Taxation, Chairperson, 2021 to 2022

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

Representative Cases

Pro-Bono Activities

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

Past Positions

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

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel


  • English

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Sigma Alpha


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