Kenneth R. Cohen is a member of the law firm of Davidson, Sochor, Ragsdale & Cohen, LLC. His practice includes asset protection, business law, estate planning and administration, and resolving federal and state tax controversies and tax collection matters.
Ken also practices in federal and state courts where he has successfully litigated sales tax, income tax and estate tax matters. Mr. Cohen has been appointed by the Court on numerous occasions to serve as legal representative in guardianship matters. He is a member of the New Jersey Bar, the Federal Bar and is authorized to practice before the United States Tax Court. He is listed in “Who’s Who of American Attorneys” and is recognized as a “Best Tax Lawyer” by US News and World Report.
He is recognized for his expertise in providing assets protection on behalf of his clients. Clients seek Ken’s guidance for providing asset protection for all sorts of potential liabilities including business creditors, IRS and New Jersey Division of Tax, marital claims and Medicaid. He knows the best assets protection techniques to apply based on the client’s specific needs including asset protection trusts, limited liability companies, and retitling of assets. Ken has hosted the annual Asset Protection Seminar on behalf of the NJ Institute of Continuing Legal Education for the past nine years.
Ken also serves as a part-time faculty member in the Rutgers University Business School where he teaches Federal Income Taxation. He previously was an adjunct professor in the Fairleigh Dickinson University Graduate School tax program.
Clients appreciate Ken’s practical experience and sound business and tax advice. He is a dealmaker who finds practical ways to structure transactions, ranging from like-kind exchanges, business purchases and sales, licensing agreements, and employment compensation arrangements. Clients know that their legal matters will be handled with a high level of care and expertise, with a view to minimize potential tax liability.
Ken has been active in the Tax Section of the New Jersey State Bar Society. He served as Chairman of the Estate Tax Section and also as Chairman of the Income Tax Section. He was a member of the Special Task Force on Partnership Taxation to ensure that the New Jersey partnership statute was in compliance with Internal Revenue Regulations.
Ken graduated from Rutgers College with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He received his law degree from Rutgers Law School and has a master’s degree in taxation from New York University Law School.