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Alison Cohen

Alison J. Cohen, J.D., APA, APR

Alison is a Partner with Ferenczy Benefits Law Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She 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. 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. She served on the Employee Plans Subcommittee of the IRS Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt and Governmental Entities (ACT).

Alison has been actively involved with the National Institute of Pension Administration (NIPA) serving as a speaker, author, and developer/teacher, and received NIPA’s Excellence in Education Award in 2019. The award recognizes outstanding educators within the national membership who have made significant contributions and improvements to NIPA’s educational programs.   She holds designations as an Accredited Pension Administrator (APA) and Accredited Pension Representative (APR) from NIPA.  Alison is also the current President of the Pension Education Council of Atlanta. In 2019, Alison assumed co-authorship of “ERISA: A Comprehensive Guide,” along with Ilene H. Ferenczy.

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…


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

Georgia, 2015 California, 1996

California Bar Association
Georgia Bar Association
National Institute of Pension Administration
Pension Education Council of Atlanta

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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