Jeryll Cohen

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Jeryll Cohen is the co-chair of the firm's Trusts & Estates Group. She advises clients on complex trust and estate administration and estate and business succession planning as well as multi-faceted litigation and alternative dispute resolution with regard to trusts and estates, family business disputes, conservatorships and guardianships. Among Jeryll's representative matters is the administration of the Estate of Michael Jackson.

Jeryll has extensive experience with estate tax matters, from the preparation of estate tax returns, through defending the estate in audit, appeals and litigation.

Jeryll has extensive knowledge about issues involving music, the right of publicity and film, including pre-death planning, valuation and post-mortem administration and distribution of intellectual property rights.

Jeryll has been the lead attorney in numerous complex matters. She often heads a team of tax, administrative and transactional colleagues, employing solutions with tax-efficient strategies and resolving disputes by settlement. Jeryll is keenly sensitive to the family dynamics and emotional issues that are often present in these matters, as well as privacy and confidentiality concerns. 

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Jeryll is the co-author of The Rutter Group California Practice Guide: Probate. Since 2012, she has provided annual updates to this comprehensive guide to the state's probate process.