Kenneth Cohen

Kenneth R. Cohen is a partner with the law firm of Avelino Law LLP. His practice includes asset protection, tax litigation, business law, and estate planning and administration.

Ken has successfully litigated sales tax, income tax and estate tax matters in federal courts and in the New Jersey Tax Court. Mr. Cohen has been appointed by the Court on numerous occasions to serve as legal representative in guardianship matters.  He is a member of the New Jersey Bar, the Federal Bar and is authorized to practice before the United States Tax Court.  

He is recognized for his expertise in providing asset protection on behalf of his clients.  Clients seek Ken’s guidance for providing asset protection for all sorts of potential liabilities including business creditors, IRS and New Jersey Division of Tax, marital claims and Medicaid.  He knows the best asset protection techniques to apply based on the client’s specific needs, including asset protection trusts, limited liability companies, and retitling of assets.  Ken has hosted the annual Asset Protection Seminar on behalf of the NJ Institute of Continuing Legal Education since 2013.  

Clients appreciate Ken’s practical experience and sound business and tax advice.  He is a deal-maker who finds practical ways to structure transactions, ranging from like-kind exchanges and business purchases and sales, to licensing agreements and employment compensation arrangements.  Clients know that their legal matters will be handled with a high level of care and expertise, with a view to minimize potential tax liability.

Ken has served as a part-time faculty member in the Rutgers University Business School where he teaches Federal Income Taxation.  He previously taught federal income taxation as an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School and in the Fairleigh Dickinson University Graduate School tax program.

Ken has been active in the Tax Section of the New Jersey State Bar Society. He served as Chairman of the Estate Tax Section and as Chairman of the Income Tax Section.  He was a member of the Special Task Force on Partnership Taxation to ensure that the New Jersey partnership statute complied with Internal Revenue Regulations.

Ken graduated from Rutgers College with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He received his law degree from Rutgers Law School and has a master’s degree in taxation from New York University Law School.

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New York University Law School
Masters Degree in Taxation

Rutgers University Law School

Rutgers University

New Jersey
Federal District Court
Third Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Tax Court