Benjamin A. Cohen-Kurzrock is a tax attorney who focuses on representing clients at every stage of a tax controversy, including in the courtroom. He regularly assists clients in matters involving complex tax and fiduciary issues and the valuation of hard-to-value assets (e.g., closely held business interests). Mr. Cohen-Kurzrock uses his understanding of business and knowledge of income, gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax laws to advise clients on (and mitigate risks associated with) estate and business succession planning. Mr. Cohen-Kurzrock also represents fiduciaries of estates and trusts in state courts with respect to administration and fiduciary duty issues as well as trust and estate law.
Before joining Baker Botts, Mr. Cohen-Kurzrock obtained hands-on accounting and finance experience while working with global (Big 4) accounting firms and an investment bank. He also was a summer law clerk for the Honorable David Hittner of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the Honorable David Jones of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.