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Jeffrey L. Cohen

Tax Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   109 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 43 years
    North Carolina - NC 45 years
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Tax
    60%
    Tax Controversy and Appeals, Audits, Tax Court cases

  2. Tax fraud and tax evasion
    20%

  3. Business
    10%

  4. Estate planning
    10%

I have been handling tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service and Georgia Department of Revenue  since 1984.  We deal with a variety of tax controversies, and have been very successful with innocent spouse cases, audits, wage and bank levies, offers in compromise, and collection appeals.  We represent individuals and small businesses, including tax return preparers, 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 U.S. Tax Court and the Georgia Tax Tribunal.  Additionally, we represent small businesses and their owners in a variety of matters, such as contract review, acquisitions and sales of business, and other corporate and LLC transactions.  Lately, I have represented and advised accountants and tax return preparers who have been either audited or penalized by the Internal Revenue Service or the Georgia Department of Revenue due to negligence or mistakes in preparing tax returns for their clients.

 

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Location

Jeffrey L. Cohen, P.C.
1100 Abernathy Road, Building 500
Suite 700
Atlanta, GA, 30328

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by John | March 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tax issue
Jeff was able to resolve an issue that I had with the IRS. I really appreciated his help in resolving this!
Response from Jeffrey Cohen March 20, 2024
Thank you very much, John. I was so happy that we were able to reach such a great result with the IRS.
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic communicator
He was always on point. When we needed to talk he was extremely clear about all options available.
Response from Jeffrey Cohen August 30, 2023
It was a long process in your case, but I appreciate your compliment. Hopefully the results were better than expected.
Posted by Jeff | July 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!!
I hired Mr. Cohen when the Georgia Department of Revenue said I owed them $460,000. He proved I did not owe that amount and settled with them for $100. I could not be more pleased!!
Response from Jeffrey Cohen July 6, 2023
Thank you very much. It gave me great pleasure to win this sales tax case for you against the Department of Revenue.
Posted by Howard | May 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent help when needed!
Jeffrey L. Cohen gets the highest recommendation for being easily available (on a weekend), thoughtful in his analysis and correct in his conclusion. As a CPA with decades of experience, I very much appreciated his professionalism.
Response from Jeffrey Cohen May 8, 2023
It was a pleasure working with you on this case, and to get the results you wanted.
Posted by John | March 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Mr. Cohen went above and beyond our expectations. He was more than helpful in our case, and we received the results we were looking for. He has earned our business for any future tax concerns.
Response from Jeffrey Cohen March 2, 2023
Thank you very much. I am so glad to have been able to resolve your IRS matter so quickly.
Posted by George | February 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptionally thorough and detailed
Working with Jeff was a great experience. He was very thorough when reading my contract (which was prepared by another lawyer) and was able to quickly identify mistakes and typographical errors. I am pleased to have hired him for the review of my installment sale. I am selling a property and he confirmed the best approach to legally structure the sale for IRS compliance.
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Posted by Ashley | January 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He was amazing and really nice as well.
I received a notice from the IRS that I owed $90k. $55k from a 1099m from Freddie Mac plus another $40k in penalties. I was almost paralyzed. My case was such a cluster and nobody really wanted it. Yes I had lawyers that said they would represent me but Jeff Cohen is the only one I felt like understood all the troubles I have had and was ready and not afraid to go after it. He did warn me that it wasn't an open and shut case and I could not like the results. I have to say I was gearing up for this to take a really long time. To my delight and surprise the case was settled at the very first conference. The IRS attorney conceded our point and I owed $0. Having the right lawyer that knows what point to use to present your case will make the difference you need. I highly recommend you consult with Jeff Cohen. I was terrified and emotional and his calm compassionate demeanor gave me the strength to get through this daunting time. Call him.
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Response from Jeffrey Cohen February 2, 2023
Beating the IRS on this one was a pleasure for me too!
Posted by James | January 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
VERY THANKFUL
Mr COHEN is Excellent Attorney. He Is VERY INTELLIGENT. He Is A No Nonsense, Get The Job Done PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
Response from Jeffrey Cohen January 26, 2023
Although the Department of Revenue never responded directly to me, I was very happy to inform you that our appeal was granted, that you owe nothing, and that the letter you received in the mail was nothing but a scam from a tax resolution company. Thank you for the nice compliment.
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A huge help!
Getting audited by the IRS is extremely scary. Jeff Cohen calmly guided me throughout the process. The IRS seemed to be relentless in their quest for information so I’ve had to work closely with Jeff. With his advice I am happy to say we have finally reached a resolution.
Response from Jeffrey Cohen September 29, 2022
Thanks for your compliment. I was actually quite pleased with how low we were able to get the final bill from the IRS, and the fact that they waived all penalties was a bonus.
Posted by David | July 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Very BEST
Mr. Cohen has to be the absolute best option when it comes to dealing with the IRS. He spent over 2 years helping me get to a settlement that seemed impossible. I highly recommend Mr. Cohen for any issue you have with the IRS.
Response from Jeffrey Cohen July 21, 2022
It was very gratifying, and of course not easy, to get you the resolution with the IRS that we had hoped for. I enjoyed working with you.
Posted by Steve | June 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience, Process and Outcome
I contacted Jeff upon receiving an exemption notice from the IRS. I didn't know what to expect, but Jeff explained the entire process and potential challenges. He managed all communication with the IRS and provided me with regular updates. In addition, he coached me through the in-person examination process and potential pitfalls. Jeff was excellent and I was extremely satisfied with his services and the eventual outcome.
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Response from Jeffrey Cohen June 13, 2022
It certainly was gratifying to get everything we wanted from the IRS during this audit. Congratulations!
Posted by Stephen | March 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
IRS tax lien
Jeff has helped my wife and I with the IRS and has done an excellent job. He has been persistent, gets the work done quick, is easy to get access via phone and email and returns all email, text and phone calls promptly.
Response from Jeffrey Cohen March 18, 2022
I was very happy that we were able to get such a great result with your IRS problem.
Posted by Rick | March 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My go to for legal help relating to wills
Jeff is smart, knowledgeable and responsive! I highly recommend him. I've personally known him for over 20 years and he is highly ethical as well. You can't go wrong calling Jeff for wise counsel around legal matters.
Response from Jeffrey Cohen March 4, 2022
Thank you very much for the kind words. It has been a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Eric | December 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Expert advice and direction...
Jeffrey provided the guidance for my wife and I to handle a legal affair with the IRS. We are grateful for the results...
Response from Jeffrey Cohen December 15, 2021
Your getting a "zero balance due" decision from the Tax Court made me very happy. Congratulations, and thanks.
Posted by Rob | November 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very quick problem solver!
Mr. Cohen was able to resolve my issues in a very timely and professional manner. I appreciate the extra effort he extended. Highly recommended!
Response from Jeffrey Cohen November 30, 2021
Thank you very much for your comments. I am glad that we were able to quickly form a strategy for your tax issue.
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best move I ever made!
Mr. Cohen’s expertise and advise in handling my tax matters was much appreciated in my time of need. He was always available to take my call. His calm and reassuring attitude were the perfect counter weight to my predicament. I could not have chosen a better professional.
Response from Jeffrey Cohen September 23, 2021
Thank you very much. I appreciate our long term relationship, and am happy that it has been so successful with regard to the tax issues.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Current client
I hired this attorney and have extremely pleased with all advice and handling of my case so far. He is quick to respond and puts me at ease about what I am dealing with. I cannot recommend him more highly, he is excellent.
Response from Jeffrey Cohen August 23, 2021
Thank you very mucy for your kind words, and your continued confidence.
Posted by Mario | July 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Goto person for an expert tax advice
I am a seasoned business consultant and have seen my share of tax issues during my years of practice. Jeffrey Cohen assisted me in clarifying an IRS concern, and efficiently identified the problem with specific actions to be taken. Definitely, a subject matter expert.
Response from Jeffrey Cohen July 26, 2021
Thank you very much for you compliments. I hope your case continues to go well.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best IRS Attorney in Atlanta
I reached out to Jeff in 2017 after receiving a dreaded letter from the IRS regarding an audit. Definitely not the type of thing one wants to handle on their own. I was distressed by the events and reached out to Jeff for assistance. He picked up the phone right away as I called him and explained to me the potential processes that would follow. Jeff’s demeanor put me at ease and after meeting with him and deciding to move forward with him as my legal representation, Jeff was spot on for every step of the process. We were able to appeal our case and get a significantly lower negotiated amount than what the IRS wanted. I highly recommend Jeff to anyone needing help with the IRS. Professional, courteous, knowledgeable are the 3 mains words I would use to describe Jeff. Thank you for everything Jeff.
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Response from Jeffrey Cohen June 10, 2021
Thank you very much for the expression of confidence. I was very happy for you that we were finally able to push the IRS to work through the Covid slowdown to resolve your case short of having a Tax Court trial. Best wishes.
Posted by Christopher | March 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Reliable Attorney
Mr. Cohen was Great in negotiating and accomplishing every aspect of our case. I would not hesitate in recommending his services to anyone needing a tax attorney
Response from Jeffrey Cohen March 22, 2021
It was very gratifying to get the great results with your tax bill that we eventually did. Congratulations, and thanks for the kind words.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • The Bomar Law Firm, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen
  • 2006 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Land, Cohen & Keon
  • 1986 - 2006
  • Adjunct Professor
  • John Marshall Law School
  • 1984 - 1987
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Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1982
  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Perkinson v. Department of Revenue
  • Total victory for our client.
  • Georgia Dept. of Revenue v. B&B Accounting
  • Victory for our client
  • Sorrentino v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
  • Victory--Judge found that client was not liable on the joint tax return
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Associations

  • Georgia Department of Revenue
  • liaison committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • North Atlanta Tax Council
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • ABA IRS Liaison Committee
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Tax Law Section
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Taxation Law Section
  • Chairperson
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Jewish Family and Career Services
  • Co-chairman, Legal Panel
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Sandy Springs Bar Association
  • Past Vice President
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Perimeter Insiders Networking Group
  • Past Director
  • 1987 - 2018
  • Georgia Association of Business Brokers
  • Member
  • 1986 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2016
  • Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers-Taxation
  • Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • You May File April 15, But IRS Works All Year
  • N/A
  • New and Small Business Journal
  • The Legal Corner: Leasing Strategies for New and Small Business
  • N/A
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • A Three-Pronged Look at Setting Up Your Business
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • SCORE New Business Seminars
  • Legal Aspects of Starting a Business
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (17)
Endorse Jeffrey
Tax Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cohen is a very knowledgeable and effective attorney for his clients."
Tax Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When bankruptcy isn't the right option for my clients' tax problems, I refer them to Jeff Cohen. I endorse Jeff as a top-notch tax advocate for his clients."
Tax Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff has substantial experience in dealing with tax problems and tax controversies, including dealing with the Internal Revenue Service and Georgia Department of Revenue."
Tax Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff Cohen is my friend and a former partner. He is bright, organized, and knowledgeable in tax law. I would recommend him without hesitation for trust and estate work and defense representation for tax problems."
Tax Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cohen is highly skilled, experienced and professional."
Tax Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have followed his responses on Avvo and have been impressed with his knowledge in the area of tax. I would recommend!"
Business Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His practical advice, based on sound legal grounds, demonstrates rare legal acumen,"
Business Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Cohen are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney. Mr. Cohen also demonstrates great courtesy to his fellow legal counsel, which in the day to day practice of law normally obtains superior results for the client."
Tax Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cohen is quite a knowledgeable and experienced attorney."
Business Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cohen's advise is always succinct and well considered."
Business Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly recommend!"
Tax Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cohen's answers are cogent and to the point. He provides insight to the public seeking help from the Avvo community. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Cohen are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
Tax Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a brilliant tax and transactional lawyer. He is a talented negotiator and can simplify complex issues. The clients I send to Jeff are always pleased. He gets cases resolved efficiently which proves cost effective for his clients."
Tax Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff knows his stuff on tax and business law."
Tax Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff is very knowledgeable, and we were able to obtain favorable results for our client."
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