Craig Cohen is a partner in Chapman's Tax Department. He advises clients on a broad range of substantive US tax issues, such as the taxation of capital markets transactions (including securitizations, structured finance and derivatives); cross-border financing; the formation and operation of private equity, real estate and hedge funds; and FATCA. In addition, Craig has frequently addressed issues related to the creation of a US trade or business for non-US persons, rules related to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act, the application of the original issue discount rules, withholding tax issues, debt/equity characterization, partnership audit issues, partnership allocations, treaty interpretation and constructive ownership.



  • Panelist, "Structured Financing," 10th International Bar Association London Finance and Capital Markets Virtual Tax Conference, January 20, 2021
  • Panelist, ""The Government’s COVID-19 Credit Programs: Tax Considerations for Financial Institutions," American Bar Association's Virtual 2020 Fall Tax Meeting, September 29-October 2, 2020

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by The Legal 500 in 2017 as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in the category of International Tax
  • Selected by The Legal 500 in 2014 as a "Recommended Lawyer" in the category of International Tax


New York University School of Law, J.D., 2003

Brandeis University, B.A., Mathematics, 2000


New York


International Bar Association

  • Membership Officer (North America), Taxes Committee
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