Edmund Cohen is a senior tax partner in Winston & Strawn’s New York Office. He joined the firm in 2005 after serving as chairman of Coudert Brothers’ tax practice for nearly 20 years.
Mr. Cohen has provided tax advice to some of the world’s leading financial services and industrial companies. His extensive experience in various tax matters includes tax planning for international corporate businesses; tax advantaged financings and derivative transactions (including put and call options, total return swaps, forwards, futures, and single stock futures); tax planning for investment funds; tax planning for high net worth multinational families; structuring foreign investment in U.S. real estate; corporate transactions; Subpart F issues; and foreign tax credit optimization.
In the past several years, Mr. Cohen has spent a significant portion of his time representing investment funds, such as the Medallion Fund, the Davidson Kempner Funds, the Alpine Fund, Fir Tree Partners, and Passport Capital.
Mr. Cohen’s other representative clients include Wells Fargo, UBS, Societe Generale, RBC Capital Markets, Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley, Lend Lease, Hunter-Douglas, Dover, and Luxottica. He also has provided tax planning advice to a significant number of the world’s wealthiest families.
Honors and Awards
Mr. Cohen has been selected as one of world’s leading tax attorneys in 20 separate independent surveys conducted by various publications, including the International Financial Law Review and Euromoney Magazine. He has been listed as a leading tax attorney by Chambers USA: Best Lawyers in America in 2012. Mr. Cohen was included in Legal Media Guide’s “Best of the Best USA 2010” as one of the 25 leading tax advisers in the United States.
He also has been recognized as one of the leading tax lawyers in New York by Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers in America, and as a New York Super Lawyer in New York Super Lawyers Magazine, each year from 2004 through 2011. He is listed in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.
Mr. Cohen was an adjunct professor in the graduate tax program of New York University from 1976 to 1987, where he taught three different tax courses. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Bar Association of the City of New York, and the International Fiscal Association.
Mr. Cohen received a B.A., cum laude, from Dartmouth College in 1968 and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1971. He received an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 1975.
Mr. Cohen is the author of numerous law review articles. He also has chaired Practising Law Institute and World Trade Institute seminars and has spoken at a number of other seminars on various tax topics.
Speeches and Publications