Case Summaries

  • Cohen & Goodman’s estate planning techniques helped to eliminate almost all estate tax exposure for its client’s $126 million estate.
  • Cohen & Goodman prosecuted a breach of fiduciary duty claim resulting in the early termination of a $3 million trust.
  • In a will dispute case resolved by the Georgia Supreme Court, Cohen & Goodman’s client was awarded a 25% interest in a $3 million estate.
  • In a legal malpractice lawsuit relating to complex estate tax and fiduciary issues, Cohen & Goodman identified and helped recover $2 million of damages.
  • Cohen & Goodman represented a former spouse with a creditor claim against her deceased ex-husband’s estate and won a one-hundred percent recovery for the client, plus attorney fees and costs of litigation.
  • Cohen & Goodman caused the modification and division of a $6 million family trust.
  • Cohen & Goodman successfully asserted a fraud claim against a client’s brother in an estate case.
  • Cohen & Goodman assisted its client in navigating the liquidation and navigation in a tax favored manner of a real estate developers estate with $40 million of secured debt and $16 million in personal guarantees.
  • Cohen & Goodman successfully resolved a highly contested guardianship and conservatorship proceeding.
  • Cohen & Goodman was retained by a business owner who was deadlocked with his 50% partner. Cohen & Goodman discovered that the partner was inappropriately diverting business to another company and obtained a $2 million recovery for the client.
  • Cohen & Goodman handled the U.S. due diligence of a $500 million divestiture by a multinational manufacturing client.
  • Cohen & Goodman assisted a creditor in collecting a substantial debt from an unrepresented estate.
  • Cohen & Goodman closed a $2.5 million acquisition of a steel fabricating company.

Reviews and Testimonials


Terrific experience! Highly recommend!


Cohen & Goodman Law is the best! They are incredibly knowledgeable and work tirelessly to get the job done. I refer many people to Cohen & Goodman!


What a pleasure to work with Cohen & Goodman! They were professional, very thorough, timely, and very good at explaining every step. Can recommend without reservation.


Thank you again for all of your professional help in this matter. They say that what doesn’t destroy you only makes you stronger. We learned a lot during this ordeal. We are truly thankful for your expert advice and handling of this situation.


Planning our future seemed a bit daunting but Nancy Goodman’s expertise and guidance made the process a truly great experience. With her guidance all our future concerns were covered. We could not recommend a better, more thorough lawyer.


The attorneys at Cohen & Goodman Law are very professional, clear and concise with the explanations of the many options one can have. Great experience. Thanks so much for your help.


Nancy is one of the most competent attorneys I've ever had the pleasure of working with. She is thorough, highly detailed and knows the law; and even though she is smart as a fox and wields her knowledge of the law with brutal precision, she was respectful and mindful of me while keeping me abreast and a part of the process. Maintaining the right level of client engagement helped to alleviate anxiety and additional stress on my end which was greatly appreciated. She returns calls and answers stupid questions without making you feel stupid.


I wanted to take a second to thank Cohen and Goodman for helping me with a very personal issue and let you know what you get when asking her for help. I walked away with the knowledge of not only were they going to represent me with all the resources and knowledge of the law, they emphatized with the anguish I felt and the injustice that I had seen. It wasn't about a paycheck and doing the bare minimum to make a happy enough client but creating a relationship by understanding caring and willingness to go the extra mile to do the right thing.

Jeff E.

We've enjoyed great success—and peace of mind—since beginning our working relationship with Tom and his team nearly two decades ago. His firm has always been extremely knowledgeable in matters pertaining to our affairs and, as a result, will continue to be our trusted legal counsel for years to come.


Thorough and professional. Flexible and patient. Outstanding service! Nancy guided my wife and me through a complex process involving our health directives, wills, et al. We couldn't be happier with the way Nancy handled our many questions and somewhat unusual needs. We recommend Nancy most highly for her knowledge and expertise in this area of the law!


The attorneys at Cohen & Goodman Law are prompt, thorough and professional. Their experience in managing complex needs was of great benefit to me and my partner. They are learned in GA law and are able to offer sound, reasonable advice on probate, powers of atty, health care directives and other estate planning decisions and documentation. We are thankful we found them.


Cohen & Goodman Law assisted me with some estate issues regarding my grandfather. They were not only prompt in following up with me but took the time to answer all of my questions. This also helped my mother put some things into perspective. I appreciate attorneys like Tom Cohen and Nancy Goodman who are responsive and truly enjoy what they do. I would not hesitate to refer them to anyone that has a business or estate planning need.


Cohen & Goodman Law did a great job of following up with my requests for information, and were so easy to work with. When my wife and I met with the lawyer in person, they explained our documents in plain language and answered all of our questions. Cohen & Goodman are consummate professional, and I would consult them again for any other legal issue.


The attorneys at Cohen & Goodman are very responsive and was very knowledgeable with legal statue in my case. If it wasn't for them, I would never have known that I was entitled to receive some money. I had a million questions every time that we spoke on the phone, but the lawyer was very patient and kind as she answered them. I would recommend Cohen & Goodman for your legal needs.


I am so impressed by Nancy Goodman and Cohen and Goodman Law their practice. They are great to communicate with and know all the right questions to ask and helped us feel comfortable and at ease. I highly recommend working with Cohen and Goodman Law.


Cohen & Goodman Law is wonderful. I contacted like 20 different lawyers in the area. They were the first to respond and the most helpful. We are very happy with the ongoing support, expertise, and resolution they provided. We give a hearty endorsement and would gladly work with them again in the future.


I highly recommend Nancy B. Goodman and Cohen and Goodman Law. My new spouse and I utilized their services for drafting our wills and related legal documents, and the quality of their work and service was extremely high. They are very helpful at all stages of the process, guiding us through the legal complexities, explaining complex legal concepts in a way that we understood easily. We will continue to employ their legal services as they arise, and strongly encourage others to do so as well.


Along with her intelligence and intuitive nature, the consistency with which Nancy conducts herself is what impresses me. She listens and responds in a clear and informed manner. She is exactly what is needed in an attorney… knowledgeable, approachable, and direct. She’s great!


We had the entire suite of estate planning documents drawn by Nancy Goodman. She was exceptional from the moment I made contact with her on the phone. She was most professional and thorough. She listed attentively to our needs and requirements and provided us expert guidance. She drew up a complete set of draft documents for our review and made the revisions we requested and prepared final documents for our signatures with super efficiency. We recommend Nancy most highly. If another opportunity presents itself in the future, we will not hesitate to engage Nancy's services once again.

Leadership and Awards

  • In 2021, Ms. Goodman was selected as one of Atlanta Magazine’s top 500 Leaders for 2021.
  • In 2021, Mr. Cohen was recognized as a Top-Rated Trusts and Estates Lawyer by the publisher of American Lawyer and the National Law Journal.
  • Ms. Goodman currently serves as the President of the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, Inc.
  • Mr. Cohen has been rated by his peers as an AV-Preeminent attorney (the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell) for outstanding legal ability and ethical standards) for 35 consecutive years.
  • Mr. Cohen was a Certified Public Accountant from 1980 to 2005, and is a former director of the North Atlanta Tax Council.
  • Ms. Goodman is a member of the Emory University Gift Planning Advisory Council.