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Alison Cohen

Alison J. Cohen, J.D., CPC

Alison is a Senior Associate with Ferenczy Benefits Law Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Alison advises clients on many issues related to qualified retirement plans, including design, mergers and acquisitions, audits, and operational issues.   Alison commonly works with clients that have operational issues to guide them through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and/or Department of Labor (DOL) corrective programs, prepare corrective filings, and prepare and support clients through an audit conducted by the IRS and/or DOL.

Alison is a member of the Georgia and California State Bars and holds her designation as a Certified Pension Consultant from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA).

Prior to joining Ferenczy Benefits Law Center, Alison worked at a large bundled service provider for nearly 16 years as an Associate Vice President, Compliance Manager and Regulatory Liaison.  As part of her responsibilities there, Alison served as a national speaker on audit and correction issues. Alison sat on the Employee Plans Subcommittee of the IRS Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt and Governmental Entities (ACT) from 2013 – 2016, serving as Chair from 2015 – 2016.

Actively involved with ASPPA, Alison is a current member of the organization’s Retirement Plan Academy Board and the Legislative Relations Committee, as well as served in past years as the Chair of the CPC Exam Committee.

When I'm not working

I play Uber Mom for my two offspring…

Staying in with a good book or crafting projects works too…

If you want to see me smile, just add water (ocean, lake, bay, river, etc)…

I enjoy going out with friends to movies, theater, or dancing…

I love going to Orange Theory Fitness workouts…

EDUCATION
J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 1996
B.A., Rice University, 1992

BAR ADMITTANCES 
Georgia, 2015 California, 1996

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
California Bar Association
American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries

CONTACT INFORMATION
  678.399.6604    |      404.320.1105
 acohen@ferenczylaw.com

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT ALISON?

Thank you again so much for your time and candor on our call today Alison. You are a true counselor.
Ilene is lucky to have you on the team, and so am I.

Mark Gajowski, Magii Pension Services

*****

When I don’t know the answer I come to you.  Your knowledge and insight are invaluable and your response time is lightning quick.  Top that off with a  great personality.  I can’t thank you enough!

~ Vicki Kelly, Squire, Lemkin + Company, LLP