Bradford S. Cohen
  • Business Law, Tax Law, Estate Planning
  • California, New York
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Brad Cohen's 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, all on an integrated basis.

He is a member of JMBM’s Trusts & Estates Group which is recognized by U.S. News & World Report / Best Law Firms® with a National First Tier ranking in Trusts & Estates Law.

Brad is best known for his business and tax advice related to the motion picture, television, music, emerging media and sports industries. One of the focuses of his practice is coordinating the relationships among the entertainment, advertising and nonprofit industries. In addition, he advises real estate industry clients in sale, acquisition, deferred exchanges and financing, including structuring of Qualified Opportunity Zone funds.

He has incorporated his personal commitment to philanthropy into a key element of his legal practice, providing multi-faceted counsel to clients regarding their involvement in charitable endeavors, including developing strategic plans, outlining the associated tax benefits and identifying the appropriate corporate brands and sponsorships. Brad acted as principal counsel representing the lead donor who financed the acquisition, delivery and permanent exhibition of the Space Shuttle Endeavour located at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. He advises clients on tax controversy, executive compensation (including deferred compensation) and tax aspects of marital settlement negotiations. Brad was also a lobbyist before the United States Congress for the Tax Reform Research Group. He is also an Ironman Triathlon finisher.

New York University School of Law
LL.M. (1981) | Tax Law
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
J.D. (1979)
Northeastern University
B.A. (1976) | Accounting
Professional Experience
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Speaking Engagements
Presentation: Tax and Estate Planning for Postmortem Celebrity
First Foundation: Multi-generational transfer strategies from an estate, tax, and financial planning perspective
Speaking Engagement: Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, LLC: Tax Law for the Entertainment Business
Southern California Super Lawyer
Super Lawyer
2018 Partner of Distinction
California Community Foundation
Power Lawyer
Hollywood Reporter's Top 20 Troubleshooters
Professional Associations
Century City Bar Association
Motion Picture Tax Institute
Venable Foundation
Board Member
Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Tax Section Delegation
California State Bar # 110347
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
9th Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Claims
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Tax Law
  • Estate Planning
  • English
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Bradford S. Cohen's Website Profile
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Website
Contact & Map
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Telephone: (310) 203-8080
Fax: (310) 203-0567