Alison J. Cohen, J.D., CPC
Alison is a Partner 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. She is also the current President of the Pension Education Council of Atlanta.