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Publications / Press

  1. Pedram Ben-Cohen, presentation to CPAs, Offshore Bank Account Reporting and Compliance Options, August 19, 2016.

  2. OVDPs: The IRS Should Put Its Money Where Its Mouth Is
    Tax Notes International, August 11, 2014

  3. Pedram Ben-Cohen quoted by Forbes Magazine, Family Secrets -- As the government closes in, the owners of offshore accounts, and their heirs, face legal perils and tricky choices, July 21, 2014

  4. Pedram Ben-Cohen, letter to clients and CPAs, IRS Finally Does The Right Thing! Huge Changes to the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, June 20, 2014

  5. Pedram Ben-Cohen quoted by Forbes Magazine, In Reversal, IRS Gives Amnesty To Owners Of Secret Israeli Bank Accounts, September 19, 2013

  6. Pedram Ben-Cohen quoted by SonntagsZeitung, one of the mostly widely circulated newspapers in Switzerland, March 10, 2013

  7. Pedram Ben-Cohen quoted by Bloomberg, Bank Leumi, Mizrahi Clients Said to Aid U.S. Tax Probe, Pages 3-4, February 19, 2013

  8. IRS’s Offshore Bait and Switch: The Case for FAQ 35
    Daily Tax Report, March 9, 2011

  9. National Taxpayer Advocate, Report to Congress, June 30, 2011, discussed the issues raised in, Pedram Ben-Cohen, IRS’s Offshore Bait and Switch: The Case for FAQ 35, 46 DTR J-1 (Mar. 9, 2011), and cited the article for the proposition that “The IRS’s inconsistency and failure to follow its published guidance damaged its credibility with practitioners and could be subject to legal challenge”

  10. Pedram Ben-Cohen, letter to CPA Firm summarizing key provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), October 30, 2012

  11. Pedram Ben-Cohen, presentation to CPAs, Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, September 9, 2009

  12. Ben-Cohen Law Firm, Newsletter, IRS Cracks Down on Unreported Overseas Accounts, June 2009

  13. Pedram Ben-Cohen, presentation to CPAs, Circular 230, May 21, 2010

  14. Ben-Cohen Law Firm, Newsletter, OFAC & the Iranian Sanctions Regime, June 2011

  15. New Safe Harbor For Like-Kind 1031 Exchanges
    Real Property Section Review, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Volume V, Issue 4, June 2010

  16. Ben-Cohen Law Firm, Newsletter, New Safe Harbor For Like-Kind 1031 Exchanges, April 2010

  17. Pedram Ben-Cohen, presentation to CPAs, Common Tax Issues in a Bad Economy, IRS Red Flags & Transactions in Property, March 4, 2010

  18. Pedram Ben-Cohen, presentation to CPAs, Tax Issues in Bankruptcy and Insolvency Restructurings, June 9, 2009

  19. Payments by Majority Shareholders to Minority Shareholders to Secure Change in Control: Ordinary Income or Capital Gain?, Daily Tax Report
    By Pedram Ben-Cohen - 2005

  20. Consideration of Subject Matter Jurisdiction of District Courts Required When Preparing Cases Where Taxpayers Seek Solely Statutory Interest, Daily Tax Report
    By Pedram Ben-Cohen - 2004

  21. The Real Estate Exception To The Passive Activity Rules In Mowafi v. Commissioner And The New Burden Shifting Statue, The Tax Lawyer
    By Pedram Ben-Cohen - 2002

  22. Public Civil Defenders: A Right To Counsel For Indigent Civil Defendants
    By Pedram Ben-Cohen & Simran Bindra - 2003

Client Reviews
I approached Mr. Ben-Cohen regarding a pending case with the State of California and my small business. During a time that was quite stressful, I found Mr. Ben-Cohen to be the perfect person to represent me and my company. He communicated with me in clear terms so that I understood everything that was taking place in a timely manner. He treated my situation with the type of candor you only find in a consummate professional and successfully negotiated a deal with the State of California that far exceeded my expectations. I found him to be kind, efficient, sensitive and nothing short of brilliant. I consider myself fortunate to have met him and highly recommend his services. I will not hesitate to use his firm in the future should a need arise.
★★★★★
I am an international tax advisor and have worked with Pedram on more than a dozen difficult and challenging cases. Pedram's clients and fellow advisors highly respect him because he has an uncanny ability to quickly identify and work diligently to resolve his clients' issues. Pedram is pragmatic in his approach. He is transparent with his clients and dedicated to getting to a fair and reasonable outcome. I have attended an IRS Appeals conference with Pedram and would want no other attorney on my side. Pedram is extremely passionate in his work and representing his clients. He is also enjoyable to work with and develops very good relationships with his clients and fellow advisors. I highly recommend Pedram for any tax controversy work. Avvo, Curt
★★★★★
Top Drawer Tax Fraud Lawyer. Pedram got me out a CI jam I thought I would not resolve. He is also fair and reasonable with his billing. I interviewed 4 top Tax Fraud Lawyers in LA and went with Pedram...Glad I did! Google, Michael Jeppson
★★★★★
Pedram Ben-Cohen at Ben-Cohen Law Firm, PLC is one of the most incredible, creative, and caring attorneys I have ever dealt with. He gave us hope but also gave us the reality and worst case scenario. He fought for us tooth and nail. The attention and time Pedram put into the case was like no other. He charged us more than fair and was very reasonable in every aspect. He is not the kind of attorney that charges for every minute. I liked him very much not only as an attorney but as a person because he is very honest, is true to his integrity, and is dedicated to his clients. He loves what he does and has the passion to protect and defend his clients, which totally shows in his work and our outcome. We originally hired another attorney from a famous firm who basically did not give us much hope on our case . That is when we came to Pedram who won our case in a short amount of time and got us the outcome we were looking for. Because of Pedram and his creativeness, willingness, and dedication, he got us our favorable outcome. He is our go to attorney for sure, without a doubt. Avvo, Anonymous
★★★★★
A few years ago I had a major tax problem and I was looking for the right professional tax lawyer. I interviewed at least five experts and all of them were very professional. I am very picky. When I met Mr. Pedram Ben-Cohen, it took me no more than five minutes to decide that he was the one, and I was absolutely right with my intuition. He is very professional, knowledgeable, smart, and knows his job perfectly. In addition to all of his professional skills, as a person he is very friendly, pleasant, ready to help, and took care of me like I was his own family. I referred and recommended him to friends and family with tax problems and will continue to do so warmly to anyone. I know that he is able and will do his job the best way for his clients. He is my personal tax lawyer and expert and will remain so. Google, Shlomo Kattan
★★★★★
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