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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IRS Warns Plan Sponsors About Hardship Withdrawal Documentation
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Brittany Edwards-Franklin,Andrea M. Gehman,Alice Murtos, April 17, 2015
In a recent Employee Plans Newsletter, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warned plan sponsors that they must obtain and keep documentation related to hardship withdrawals, particularly the documentation necessary to substantiate an employee’s immediate and heavy need for a hardship...

IRS Issues Updates to Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Brittany Edwards-Franklin,Andrea M. Gehman,Alice Murtos, April 14, 2015
In recent weeks, the IRS has issued two updates to its Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS). EPCRS allows plan sponsors to correct many documentary and operational errors that otherwise might jeopardize a plan’s tax-qualified status through one of three programs: the...

2014 in Review: ERISA Civil and Criminal Enforcement Activity by DOL Is Trending Upward
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Brittany Edwards-Franklin,Andrea M. Gehman,W. Mark Smith, March 24, 2015
The Fact Sheet recently published by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) documenting Fiscal Year 2014 civil and criminal enforcement activity under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA) showed a continuing increase in the number of investigations conducted by DOL.



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Adam B. Cohen

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980




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