Jeffrey L. Cohen


Phone: 404.814.0000

Jeffrey L. Cohen is well respected for his depth of experience in Tax and Corporate/Business law.

In his Tax practice, Mr. Cohen is dedicated to zealous representation before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to ensure that his clients are treated fairly by the IRS. The IRS recognizes Mr. Cohen because of his well-earned reputation of over 23 years as a top-rate negotiator with a high command of tax rules and regulations. Because the IRS does not intimidate Mr. Cohen, he resolves most of his client’s issues at the negotiating table, rather than through litigation. If it is necessary to seek resolution in United States Tax Court, Mr. Cohen will pursue and protect your interests with zeal.

Mr. Cohen’s clients receive personal attention, unlike at larger firms where unknown associates manage cases. His commitment to client service means that he is not satisfied until his clients feel comfortable with their understanding of the legal issues they face. Tax-related legal issues create a great deal of anxiety for clients because the rules and regulations are complex. Mr. Cohen is an expert guide. He makes sure his clients are well informed and that there is no ambiguity before any decisions are made. Clients are most impressed with Mr. Cohen’s accessibility. He listens well, answers questions, and returns telephone calls within 24 hours.

A significant portion of Mr. Cohen’s practice is dedicated to representing the small business owner, from incorporating or buying a business, to the many issues involved in operation, and finally to the sale of the business.

Atlanta recognizes Mr. Cohen’s expertise and requests his appearance as a legal commentator on both Tax and Corporate Law. He has been featured on several local radio stations: WSB, WZGC, and WKHX; TV channels 8,11,17, 30, and 46; as well as in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Atlanta Small Business Monthly, and Business Atlanta Magazine as an expert on IRS issues.

Jeffrey is a popular speaker on the legal aspects of starting a business and presents programs regularly for SCORE, the Georgia State University Small Business Development Center, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Georgia Association of Public Accountants, the Georgia Association of Business Brokers, and other groups in Atlanta. Mr. Cohen has also written several articles about leasing strategies for new and small businesses, legal considerations for new businesses, and tax collections, and he conducts many educational seminars for Georgia State University.

Areas of Practice:

  • Taxation
  • Tax Controversy/IRS
  • Corporate/Business
  • Contracts
  • Trusts and Estate Planning

Bar Admissions:

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


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1982
    L.L.M., Master in Laws in Taxation
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1978
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1975
    B.A., Bachelor or Arts
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Published Works:

  • “You May File April 15, But IRS Works All Year,” Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • “The Legal Corner: Leasing Strategies for New and Small Business,” New and Small Business Journal
  • “A Three-Pronged Look at Setting Up Your Business,” Atlanta Magazine, January 1994

Classes/Seminars Taught:

•Adjunct Professor, John Marshall Law School 1984-1987
•SCORE – “Legal Issues in Starting a Business,” 2001 to present

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Sandy Springs Bar Association (Vice President 1997-1998)
  • Atlanta Bar Association, 1988- present
  • IRS Liaison Committee
  • State Bar of Georgia, 1981- present
  • Intown Business Association (General Counsel 1985-1986)
  • General Counsel
  • North Atlanta Tax Council, 1995- present
  • Georgia Association of Business Brokers, 1988- present

Please visit Mr. Cohen’s personal website at

Phone: 404.814.0000