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 Clifford R. Cohen

Clifford R. Cohen


Office Phone: 617.345.3286
Location: Boston, MA
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Bar Admissions:

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts


Mr. Cohen concentrates his practice in estate planning, trust law, and estate administration. He advises clients in planning the disposition of their own estates as well as those who are serving as fiduciaries or are beneficiaries. He has extensive experience with transfer tax issues and expertise in the related estate planning techniques used to minimize such taxes, as well as all aspects of probate and related fiduciary practices. He has assisted many owners, family members and fiduciaries in planning for the succession and transfer of interests in closely-held businesses.

Clifford Cohen has lectured on estate planning and administration to both general and professional audiences. He has chaired and appeared as a panelist in Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminars. He is a contributing author to the MCLE publication A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Massachusetts.





  • 6/29/2012, Boston Business Journal - Checked out but still logged on
    Clifford Cohen was quoted in this article by Lisa van der Pool.
  • 3/19/2010, Boston Business Journal - Troubled economy boosts lawyers' estate work
    Clifford Cohen was quoted in this article by Lisa Van Der Pool.

Recent Articles and Publications:

Important Estate and Gifting Features of the American Taxpayer Relief Act
Trusts & Estates Update, January 2013

The Vacation Home Conundrum
Boston Spirit Magazine, September / October 2012

Massachusetts Passes Uniform Trust Code
Trusts & Estates Update, August 13, 2012

The New Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code
Trusts & Estates Update, April 2012

Speaking Engagements:

Trusts & Estates Seminar, 6.24.2014
Location: Burns & Levinson LLP, 125 Summer Street, Boston, MA
Role: Moderator
Topic: "Rain Man" 25 Years Later: How Autism Perception and Treatment Have Changed

FFI New England Chapter Breakfast, 5.14.2014
Location: Burns & Levinson LLP, 125 Summer Street, Boston, MA
Role: Presenter
Topic: Legal Planning to Protect the Family Business: Divorce, Incapacity, and Bad Behavior

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Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod Seminar, 3.11.2014
Location: Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod
Role: Speaker
Topic: DOMA Post-Windsor: Marriage, Parentage and Estate Planning

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Newton Community Education Seminar, 10.30.2013
Role: Speaker
Topic: Estate Planning and Estate Litigation