Brad Cohen

Los Angeles, CA


About Brad Cohen

Brad Cohen is a tax attorney. He is a partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler and Mitchell LLP (JMBM) in Los Angeles, California.

JMBM is a full-service law firm that provides counseling and litigation services in a wide range of areas. Its specialties include environment, land use and energy, intellectual property, labor and employment, and bankruptcy. Other areas of expertise include corporate, entertainment, real estate, taxation, trusts and estates. Founded in 1981, it has offices throughout California and serves clients worldwide.

Cohen joined the firm in 2016. His practice emphasizes business planning related to complex corporate and partnership transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financing and business succession planning, income tax planning, and estate tax planning.

Cohen’s practice also focuses on coordinating relationships among the entertainment, advertising and nonprofit industries. He is best known for his business and tax advice related to the motion picture, television, music, emerging media and sports industries. He also advises real estate industry clients in sales, acquisitions, deferred exchanges and financing, including the structuring of Qualified Opportunity Funds.

In addition to JMBM, Cohen is a tax partner at Venable LLP.

He was previously a partner at Reish Luftman Reicher and Cohen and a founding member of Cohen Primiani and Foster. He was also a lobbyist before the U.S. Congress for the Tax Reform Research Group.

Cohen is president of the Motion Picture and Television Tax Institute and a past chair of the entertainment-tax subcommittee of the tax section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

He holds a law degree from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northeastern University.

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