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ATLANTA (February 1, 2001) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is pleased to announce that tax partner N. Jerold Cohen has been elected Chair of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC), succeeding James E. Merritt of Morrison & Foerster, San Francisco. ACTC is an honorary organization of outstanding tax lawyers in the United States who have 15 years or more of experience. The organization supports tax policy research and studies and comments on matters affecting the U.S. tax system.
Mr. Cohen's practice includes representing U.S. and foreign clients in all aspects of domestic and international tax planning and controversy matters. He has successfully litigated a number of federal tax cases and has handled numerous matters before the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department. In 1979, Mr. Cohen was appointed by President Carter to serve as Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, a position he held until 1981. That same year, he was presented the Commissioner's Award for outstanding service to the Internal Revenue Service and the General Counsel of the Treasury's Award for outstanding service to the Treasury Department. He is the immediate past Chair of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council.
Mr. Cohen is a past Chair of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association. He served as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Internal Revenue Service's Continuing Professional Education Program and as a member of the Advisory Group to the Staff of the Senate Finance Committee on its Subchapter C Revision Act. He is a member of the American Law Institute, and its Tax Advisory Board, and is included in The Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisors.
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, a national law firm, has one of the largest and most highly regarded tax practice groups in the country; employing more than 70 lawyers engaged specifically in the practice of tax law. Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to more than 300 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, New York, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.