Hugh W. Nevin Jr.

Bar/Court Admissions
  • Florida
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1974
  • Rotary International Fellowship, Freie University Berlin, 1970-71 - International Economics
  • 82nd Airborne Division 1968-1970
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Harvard College, 1968
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard College, 1967

Hugh Nevin, former President of Cohen & Grigsby, concentrates his practice in international business and tax. Hugh, who is fluent in German, focuses a substantial part of his practice in advising foreign enterprises and individuals investing and conducting their businesses in the United States. In this connection, he provides income and estate tax planning for foreign nationals and secures temporary and permanent visas and labor certifications.


  • Tax and legal advice for foreign companies and individuals investing in and moving to the United States
  • Day-to-day legal requirements of businesses, including employment, sales representative, distributorship, license, and other agreements; employment termination procedures; federal and state compliance requirements; as well as the special tax and regulatory matters pertinent to foreign investors
  • Legal and tax aspects of structuring mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Income, estate and gift tax planning for foreign investors
  • IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) compliance
  • Tax and legal advice for Canadians investing in the United States


  • German (fluent)

Honors and Achievements

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2018 Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Fort Myers, FL
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2014 and 2019 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Fort Myers, FL
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law, Tax Law, and Litigation and Controversy – Tax


  • “Snowbirds,” Financial and Estate Planning for the Mature Client in Ontario, LexisNexis Publication


  • Director and Chairman, The Beaumaris Land Company, Limited (Canada)
  • Director, Roseneath Properties Ltd. (Canada)
  • Teacher, Amigos – Church Program for Mentally Challenged Adults
  • Former Director, The Conservancy of Southwest Florida
  • Former Director, German-American Business Chamber of Southwest Florida
  • Former Chair, Sewickley Academy
  • Former Director, WQED (PBS)
  • Former Member Supervisory Board, Kontron AG (Germany)
  • Director, Perry Baromedical Corporation
  • Director, Overly Manufacturing Company
  • Director, Pennekamp International GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  • Former Director, Plastifab, Inc. (Canada)
  • New Horizons of Southwest Florida – Tutoring Immigrant Children