New York, NY – January 7, 2013 – The international law firm Withers (known as Withers Bergman in the US) announced today that two partners with deep experience in tax controversy, criminal tax law and tax litigation have joined the firm from Hass & Hecht. David J. Moise, who will work out of the New York office, and Seth G. Cohen, who will work out of the New Haven office, joined the firm as partners, effective January 2.
“David and Seth greatly broaden and strengthen the US tax services Withers Bergman provides our private clients in the area of tax compliance and controversy,” said Ivan Sacks, Global Chairman of Withersworldwide. “As the tax compliance needs of domestic and international clients become ever more complex and demanding, we see a growing need in the most sophisticated capabilities in this area. David and Seth will help us ensure we provide that.”
Mr. Moise has more than 25 years of experience in the tax procedure and controversy area. His practice focuses on federal, state and local tax examinations and appeals, tax court litigation and voluntary disclosure agreements. He has extensive experience in tax collection procedures, including tax liens and levies, as well as collection administrative appeals, installment agreements and offers in compromise.
Mr. Moise is admitted to practice law in New York and before the United States Tax Court. He received his B.A. from Syracuse University, J.D. from Pace University School of Law and LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.
“Withers Bergman has an outstanding reputation for serving the personal, business and philanthropic interests of successful individuals, their families and advisers, and we are delighted to be joining this talented team,” Mr. Moise said.
Mr. Cohen has extensive experience representing clients in tax controversies, including tax examinations and appeals, criminal tax matters, tax litigation and voluntary disclosure agreements. He also has significant experience in tax collection defense, including collection administrative appeals, installment agreements and offers in compromise.
Mr. Cohen is admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, and before the United States Tax Court. He received his B.S. from Hunter College and J.D. from the Boston University School of Law. He is an adjunct professor of tax and law in the University of New Haven’s Master of Science in Taxation and Executive MBA programs.
“We are looking forward to lending our experience to the broad range of tax services Withers Bergman offers its clients,” Mr. Cohen said.
About Withers Bergman:
Withers Bergman LLP, and its affiliated entities (collectively Withersworldwide), have advised successful individuals, families and institutions on their business and personal legal needs both at home and abroad for more than 100 years. The firm has some 350 attorneys in 11 offices spread across Europe, US, the Caribbean and Asia. The firm represents a significant number of the world’s wealthiest individuals and families.