Cozen O’Connor members Dennis L. Cohen and Aaron Krauss recently presented a seminar on “Accountants’ Malpractice Claims and How to Avoid Them,” for the Brindisi Tax Academy. The event was attended by accountants and accounting professionals, and was held at the Radnor Hotel in Radnor, Pa.
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).
Krauss, a commercial litigator, concentrates his practice in business, labor and employment, and intellectual property litigation. He has extensive experience representing accounting firms, and has handled many complex financial cases. An active participant in community service organizations, Krauss is a leader in the United Way’s Campaign for Working Families and is chairman of the board of directors of Philabundance, a food rescue organization that distributes millions of pounds of food each year to organizations that feed the hungry. He also recruits and schedules Cozen O’Connor volunteers to prepare taxes for underprivileged city residents at no charge, so that more of Philadelphia’s working poor receive the Earned Income Tax Credit.
A resident of Meadowbrook, Pa., Krauss earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan (B.A., magna cum laude, 1988) and his law degree at the University of Pennsylvania (J.D., magna cum laude, 1991). Upon graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward N. Cahn of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Krauss is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third and Eleventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. He has twice been named to the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Law & Politics and was named one the “40 Business Leaders Under 40” by the Philadelphia Business Journal.