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About me

My goal is to continue practicing law for as long as I continue to enjoy it.  Some of my greatest pleasures are in counseling clients regarding their business and personal affairs where I often am able to solve important problems for clients.  In the event I do not have the expertise for solving their problems, most often I am able to guide them to one or more appropriate persons who can do so.


There is not a single label for my law practice.  My law practice consists of business transactions, tax planning and resolution of tax disputes, estate planning and probate.  In that context I prepare and review numerous contracts ranging from pre-nuptial agreements to real estate purchases and sales, business purchases and sales, financing, leases, franchise documents and others.  In both the business transaction context and in estate planning, I may form, restructure or dissolve entities, prepare trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and other business,  estate planning and tax planning documents. 


Assisting clients in the administration of the estate of a deceased loved one often involves many areas of law including those noted above.  Likewise, assisting people with conservatorships and guardianships of people who have become disabled or unable to manage their own affairs is sometimes an appropriate or necessary undertaking.


Building long lasting professional relationships with clients has provided me with wonderful  personal and professional rewards


Practice areas


  1. Business: 35%
    49 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Probate: 25%
    49 years, 600 cases
  3. Tax: 20%
    49 years, 800 cases
  4. Estate Planning: 20%
    49 years, 1.5 thousand cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Charles J Moore

    Mr. Cohen has an incredible amount of experience in his chosen practice areas and is a highly effective problem solver for his clients. I endorse him.


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  • Ivette M Santaella

    Attorney Cohen volunteers a great deal of his time and expertise to assist AVVO participants. His responses are knowledgeable and compassionate.


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Contact info

6204 Baum Dr
Knoxville, TN, 37919-9502


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLeibowitz & Cohen1985 - 2010
PartnerBernstein, Susano, Stair & Cohen1969 - 1985
Attorney-AdviserU.S. Tax Court1967 - 1969
law clerkUnited States Court Of Federal Claims1966 - 1967
Association namePosition nameDuration
Knoxville Bar FoundationMember2009 - Present
Hamilton Burnett American Inn of CourtEmeritus Member2005 - Present
Knoxville Bar Associationmember1970 - Present
Tennessee Bar Association, Tax Law Sectionmember1970 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws (Tax)1970
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1966
University of PennsylvaniaWharton School of Finance and CommerceBachelor of Science (Economics)1963
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tax Exempt Organizations From Start to FinishEthics; Advising on Operational Issues.2012
Drafting LLC AgreementsLimited Liability Companies2007
Trusts in estate planningDrafting trusts2003