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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.

Practice Area
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Farsi
Professional Experience
Ben-Cohen Law Firm
Georgetown University Law Center
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University of Southern California
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Southern California Rising Star in Tax Law
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Tax Section of the American Bar Association
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California State Bar  # 228221
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Speaking Engagements
Should Your Cannabis or Bitcoin Client Consider Taking the Fifth?, 33rd Annual UCLA Tax Controversy Institute, Los Angeles
UCLA Tax Controversy Institute
Certified Taxation Law Specialist
State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Pedram Ben-Cohen's Website Profile
Ben-Cohen Law Firm Website
Contact & Map
Ben-Cohen Law Firm
1901 Avenue of the Stars
11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Telephone: (310) 272-7600
Fax: (310) 272-7601