Name: Jerry Cohen
Firm Name: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Country: USA - Georgia
Expertise: Tax Law

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Professional Biography:

Former Chief Counsel for the IRS, Jerry Cohen guides his clients in domestic and international tax planning to avoid controversy and defends them in litigation when controversies arise. His diverse clients include U.S. and foreign-based corporations, manufacturers, accounting firms, law firms and individuals.

Over his law career, Jerry has been involved in planning and structuring major corporate acquisitions and dispositions. He has successfully litigated federal and state tax cases and handled numerous matters before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), state revenue departments, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He has also handled legislative matters for clients, testified on a number of occasions before the two Congressional tax-writing committees and worked with the Joint Committee on Taxation on tax legislative matters.

In 1979, Jerry was appointed by President Carter to serve as Chief Counsel for the IRS, a position he held until 1981. He has served as the Chair of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, Chair of the American College of Tax Counsel, and Chair of the IRS Advisory Committee. He currently is a member of the Board of the American Tax Policy Institute. The Tax Section of the American Bar Association honored Jerry as the recipient of its 2011 Distinguished Service Award.

Firm Overview:

Eversheds Sutherland is a global multinational law practice created by a combination of law firms Eversheds LLP and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, in February 2017, and is one of the 50 largest law practices in the world.