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David J. Cohen

David J. Cohen



Tax Tucson, AZ

David Cohen is a founding member and President of BeachFleischman. David previously led the firm’s Tax Department for twenty years and has worked in public accounting since 1981. He specializes in tax planning and strategy for high-net-worth individuals, incentive compensation, and retirement planning.

Areas of Specialty

  • Business Consulting
  • Business Sales and Structure
  • Charitable Donation Strategies
  • Estate Tax Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Specialized Tax Credits
  • Tax Preparation, Planning, and Strategy

Industry Experience


  • University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Professional Associations, Activities, and Awards

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Father of the Year (2011)
  • Governor’s Citizen Finance Review Commission, Technical Advisor, 2003
  • Tax 20 Group, a national association of tax executives
  • Tucson Tax Study Group (Executive Board)
  • United Way’s Tocqueville Society

Selected Speeches

Cohen has given numerous speeches and lectures to a variety of groups and is frequently the lead speaker at firm-sponsored client seminars. He has been a panelist on KUAT-TV’s tax tips program and KNST-AM’s “Money Matters.” He has been featured during news segments on the local NBC, CBS, and ABC television affiliates, as well as the news show “Arizona Illustrated.” He was one of eight CPAs chosen nationally to participate in USA Today’s online Tax Hotline program in 2002.

Community Associations and Activities

  • Desert Angels
  • Pima County Real Estate Research Council
  • Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Board Member and Past Chairman (2019-2021)
  • The Centurions
  • Tucson Medical Center, Board Chairman
  • University of Arizona Eller College of Management, National Board of Advisors
  • University of Arizona School of Accountancy, Advisory Board
  • VIP Breakfast Club, Member and Past President (2009)

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