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Cohen & Buckmann, P.C.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

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What the team is known for

Highly respected boutique known predominantly for its expertise advising individual and teams of executives on all aspects of their employment and compensation arrangements, including related tax issues. Also frequently advises corporate clients including plan sponsors and fiduciaries on employee benefits issues including ERISA. Capabilities include advising on cross-border matters.

Strengths

A client comments: "The firm’s focus on executive compensation brings with it the expertise often found within the top national and international firms, with the intimate client service experience that a boutique firm can uniquely deliver."

Respondents appreciate that the team is "very timely and provides detailed advice."

The firm also receives praise for its "particular blend of tax, pension and benefits and employment law knowledge."

Sources regard Cohen & Buckmann as "a small but highly client-focused shop that knows its stuff."

Notable practitioners

Carol Buckmann is well known for her expertise in ERISA matters. She counsels employers on the full gamut of employee benefits issues.
"She is very responsive, strategic and knowledgeable." "She understands our business, is incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and provides very practical advice." "She has great depth and breadth of knowledge."

Sandra Cohen handles a variety of compensation matters for senior executives.
"She is very smart and has really strong technical skills and just an amazing bedside manner. She is able to make sure difficult situations get handled. She is a combination of analytically excellent, business-savvy and with an adept personal touch." "She has deep knowledge and is a quick strategic thinker."

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Overview

Cohen & Buckmann, P.C. is a New York-based, boutique law firm that primarily practices in areas of executive compensation and employee benefits law. The firm’s founding partners, Sandra Cohen and Carol Buckmann, are internationally recognized for their advice and counsel on these complex areas of the law. The firm represents C-suite executives and executive teams, companies, and employers of all sizes, providing ERISA advice to funds and plan fiduciaries and guidance on complex management negotiations, taxation of deferred compensation (409A), employee benefits and tax-qualified plans in corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions. The firm is known for its experience and knowledge of cross-border employment matters.

With extensive experience in global transactions and multinational share plans, Cohen & Buckmann attorneys often serve as outside pension and benefits counsel to corporate law firms allowing those firms to maintain lean staffing between deals and ramp up quickly to staff transactions.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Cohen & Buckmann, P.C.

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Location

200 Park Avenue - 17th Floor

New York

New York

New York

USA

10166

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New York

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Carol Buckmann
Band 4

Executive Compensation: Mainly Executive Representation


Sandra Cohen
Band 2