Jeryll S. Cohen is a Co-Chair of the Trust and Estate Litigation Department. Her practice focuses on complex trust and estate administration and estate planning as well as dispute resolution with regard to trusts and estates, conservatorships and guardianships.
Estate tax expertise
Ms. Cohen has extensive experience with estate tax matters, from the preparation of estate tax returns, through defending the estate in audit, appeals and litigation.
She has particular expertise in issues arising from careers in the music and film industries, including the valuation and post mortem administration and distribution of intellectual property rights.
Ms. Cohen has been the lead attorney in numerous complex matters. She often heads a team of tax, administrative and transaction specialists, employing creative solutions with tax-efficient strategies and frequently resolving disputes by settlement. Among Ms. Cohen’s representative matters is the probate administration of the Estate of Michael Jackson.
Ms. Cohen has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Trusts and Estates, and Trusts and Estates Litigation for fourteen consecutive years, (2010-2023). Ms. Cohen has been awarded an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, and named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list for fifteen consecutive years (2009-2023).
Ms. Cohen is the co-author of the Rutter Group Probate Practice Guide, commencing with the 2012 Edition.