Peter B. Cohen, a member of the Firm, specializes in the areas of employee benefits, executive compensation, employment and fiduciary law. With more than 35 years of practice, Mr. Cohen has had extensive experience in all aspects of employee benefits, including the drafting, implementation, operation and termination of all types of pension and welfare benefit plans; business transactions and reorganizations; fiduciary responsibility; prohibited transactions and exemptions; plan qualification; plan administration, reporting and disclosure and employee communications; regulatory compliance under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA; IRS and DOL audits; participant claims and litigation; and funding and investment of ERISA plan assets. In the area of executive compensation, Mr. Cohen’s experience spans the full spectrum of executive compensation and benefit planning and implementation, including employment agreements, deferred and equity-based compensation, option plans, supplemental retirement plans, severance arrangements, incentive and performance compensation programs, as well as financing techniques and funding arrangements. Mr. Cohen also regularly counsels employers and employees in connection with discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination claims.
Mr. Cohen received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in 1977, his J.D. from New England School of Law in 1982, and an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University in 1983. He has previously practiced with the firms of Reid & Priest, Weinstein Smith LLP, White & Case LLP and Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.