Pedram Ben-Cohen is an Attorney-at-Law and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who specializes in civil and criminal tax controversy and litigation. Mr. Ben-Cohen is also a Certified Taxation Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Attorneys who are certified as tax specialists have taken and passed a bar exam in taxation, demonstrated at least 5 years of high level experience in tax, fulfilled ongoing education requirements, and been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with their work.
Mr. Ben-Cohen represents clients in civil and criminal tax matters, including voluntary disclosures, offshore matters, audits, appeals, litigation, and collection defense. He also assists clients with state and local tax matters, including representation before the California Franchise Tax Board, the State Board of Equalization, and Employment Development Department.
Prior to establishing the Ben-Cohen Law Firm, PLC in 2009, Mr. Ben-Cohen was associated with the international law firms of Latham & Watkins, LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP. He also gained tax controversy experience working at Deloitte & Touche, LLP and the Tax Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Mr. Ben-Cohen was admitted to the California Bar in 2003.
Mr. Ben-Cohen has been named a Rising Star in Tax Law by Super Lawyers from 2009 to 2016, an honor achieved by no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in California. In addition, Mr. Ben-Cohen ranked in the top 100 of the Up-And-Coming Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in 2015. He is also a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court and the United States District Court.
- Tax Law
- English: Spoken, Written
- Ben-Cohen Law Firm
- Georgetown University Law Center
- University of Southern California
- Southern California Rising Star in Tax Law
- Super Lawyers
- Tax Section of the American Bar Association
- California State Bar # 228221
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- Consideration of Subject Matter Jurisdiction of District Courts Required When Preparing Cases Where Taxpayers Seek Solely Statutory Interest, Daily Tax Report
- New Safe Harbor For Like-Kind 1031 Exchanges
- Real Property Section Review, Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Payments by Majority Shareholders to Minority Shareholders to Secure Change in Control: Ordinary Income or Capital Gain?, Daily Tax Report
- Public Civil Defenders: A Right To Counsel For Indigent Civil Defendants
- The Real Estate Exception To The Passive Activity Rules In Mowafi v. Commissioner And The New Burden Shifting Statue, Daily Tax Report
- OVDPs: The IRS Should Put Its Money Where Its Mouth Is
- Tax Notes International
- IRS’s Offshore Bait and Switch: The Case for FAQ 35
- Daily Tax Report
- Certified Taxation Law Specialist
- State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization