Mitchel R. Cohen

Portland || Of Counsel
Mitchel R. Cohen
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I know the questions and find the best answers.

Mitch Cohen’s practice is devoted to federal and state tax matters, including related corporate and other business work.

Mitch assists clients in structuring a wide variety of business transactions in a manner that recognizes the tax effects of the transactions. He also represents taxpayers before the IRS and Oregon Department of Revenue in both audits and appeals, and in obtaining tax rulings from the IRS National office.

In addition to his corporate practice, Mitch is an experienced estate planner and assists small to closely held business owners with succession planning and other matters involving gift and estate taxes.

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Mitch specializes in federal and state tax matters and estate planning. He works on related corporate and business transactions and represents clients in audits and appeals. He works with succession planning and gift and estate taxes. Mitch’s natural curiosity helps him ask the right questions and discover the best possible solutions for his clients. Known for being thorough, he enjoys giving clients a positive experience with lawyers. If Mitch could live anywhere, he would live on the Oregon coast. He loves spending time with his family and exercising. If he wasn’t a lawyer, he’d like to own a hardware store.


Admitted to Practice
  • District of Columbia
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • United States Tax Court
  • Colgate University, B.A., 1973
  • Gonzaga University, J.D., 1976, magna cum laude
  • New York University, LL.M., 1977
    • Graduate Editor Tax Law Review (1976-1977)
Memberships & Recognition
  • Oregon State Bar Association
    • Member, Section on Taxation, Executive Committee (1986-1990)
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Sections on Taxation and Real Property Probate and Trust Law, Western States IRS Liaison Committee, Secretary (2001), Vice Chair (2002), Chair (2003)
  • Estate Planning Council of Portland
Representative IRS Rulings
  • IRS Private Ruling 200147013 (7/7/01) – Business Deduction vs. Expenditure
  • IRS Private Ruling 200027019 (4/5/00) – Tax Status of Indian Tribe
  • IRS Private Ruling 9522051 (3/3/95) – Trust Taxation
  • IRS Private Ruling 8417001 (10/12/83) – Timber Depletion