Cozen O’Connor member Dennis L. Cohen recently delivered the “2008 Year-End Tax Update” for the Brindisi Tax Academy. He spoke on this year’s important tax law changes, as well as the major economic developments of the last twelve months, including the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, which could affect tax filings. Cohen prepares a year-end tax update for professionals each year.
Cohen heads Cozen O'Connor’s tax practice and has an extensive tax law background, which runs the full range of federal, state and local income tax matters, with particular emphasis on the tax-wise structuring of commercial transactions, planning to minimize the tax burdens of businesses and individuals, and handling tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities.
Cohen frequently lectures and writes on various topics of federal income tax law and developments, has authored articles and has been quoted in numerous publications, including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, SBN Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, thestreet.com, MPower Magazine and The Legal Intelligencer, and has appeared as a commentator regarding tax issues on local television and radio news shows, including National Public Radio and Comcast Newsmakers. He also delivers a “Year-End Update” for Brindisi Tax Academy each year. He served as an adjunct professor of taxation in the Graduate School of Philadelphia University from 1993-2000. From 2004 - 2008, Cohen was selected a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics.
Cohen is a member of the tax sections of the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia bar associations. In 2003 and 2005, he was elected to the council of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s tax section for two year-long terms.
A resident of Holland, Pa., Cohen earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1969) and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1972).