Adam B. Cohen: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Adam B. Cohen

Adam B. Cohen
Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.383.0167

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Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Business Development Companies
  • Tax
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0167
Fax: 202-637-3593
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Adam-B-Cohen
 
University University of Virginia, B.A. Phi Beta Kappa
 
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
 
Admitted1996, Maryland; 1997, District of Columbia
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Chair, Executive Compensation Subcommittee, Tax Section, American Bar Association
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

 
BornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, February 7, 1971
 
Biography

Adam Cohen develops practical solutions to the complex issues of employee compensation, benefits, retirement and pensions. He has more than 15 years of experience representing public companies, closely held businesses and tax-exempt organizations.

A member of Sutherland's Tax Practice Group, Adam provided advice on employee benefits and equity compensation for the largest corporate spin-off in business history and has advised on international and billion-dollar mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. His extensive experience includes the design and implementation of tax-qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and 409A compliance, executive compensation arrangements, executive employment and separation agreements, fringe benefits and compensation clawbacks.

Additionally, Adam is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he currently teaches ”Retirement Plan Qualification Requirements.“

Selected Experience
Sutherland advises British Nuclear Fuels in $5.4 billion auction.
Sutherland counsels clients on unusual structures and other issues in qualified plans.
Sutherland advises a global reinsurer on the redesign of its equity compensation program.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation (2011-2012, 2014)

Named a Nolan fellow by the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, recognizing outstanding service

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of tax: employee benefits and executive compensation (2011)

Client Tools
• 409A Law

 
ISLN912032717
 

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U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arguments Involving Federal Health Insurance Exchange Subsidies
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, December 1, 2014
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would review the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s decision in King v. Burwell. In that case, the Fourth Circuit held that tax credits for health insurance coverage can be made available to individuals through both federal and...

Proposed Approach for Applying the “Look-Back” Method When the Section 4980H Measurement Period Changes
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, November 8, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Notice 2014-49 which describes a proposed approach for determining an employee’s full-time or part-time status for purposes of the employer shared responsibility rules under section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended...

IRS and DOL Issue Favorable Guidance on Lifetime Income Provided Through Target Date Funds in Retirement Plans
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, November 2, 2014
On October 23 and 24, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) issued coordinated guidance on lifetime income provided through target date funds held by retirement plans. According to an accompanying press release from the Treasury and like the final regulations on...



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Adam B. Cohen

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980




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