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Brian Cohen

CPA (New York), US Tax Manager Tel: 647.256.7573


Brian Cohen joined Zeifmans in 2017 and has over 8 years of diverse experience. In addition to working in cross-border tax compliance and advisory, he has experience in financial statement auditing for real estate investment trusts and hedge funds and as part of the in-house finance team of a global technology start-up in New York City. Brian’s expertise is in advising Canadian-based investors and businesses on expanding into the U.S. and helping dual citizens meet their US and Canadian compliance obligations.


  • Bachelor of Science, Yeshiva University (double major: accounting and finance; minor: mathematics)
  • Certified Public Accountant – CPA (New York)

Areas of Specialization

  • Canada and U.S. cross border taxation
  • US tax advisory and return preparation for U.S. citizens/residents and non-residents
  • US tax compliance for U.S. and Canadian corporations and partnerships
  • Minimizing total global taxes by exploiting foreign tax credits and the U.S./Canada Tax Treaty
  • Representing clients under examination and in disputes with the IRS and state tax authorities
  • Planning to avoid or eliminate tax withholding on foreign transactions
  • Advising corporations and partnerships on state nexus matters

Industry Experience

  • Real Estate and mortgage lenders
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology and start-ups
  • Owner-managed businesses
  • High net worth individuals and families