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- Corporate, Finance and Capital Markets
- Real Estate
- State and Local Tax
Tom is a member of Stevens & Lee’s State and Local Tax Group. He concentrates his practice in state and local taxes, unclaimed property and economic development incentives. In the tax area, his focus is on tax planning and tax appeals and litigation. In the planning area, he has extensive experience with state and local tax opinions, tax-efficient entity and transaction structures, merger and acquisition pre-closing due diligence and planning and post-closing implementation, multistate income and receipts apportionment, realty transfer tax, unemployment compensation tax, captive transportation companies. He has represented property taxpayers in assessment appeals and nonprofit organizations in tax exemption appeals in over half of Pennsylvania’s 67 Counties. For unclaimed property, Tom assists holders with risk management, controversies and planning. For incentives, he identifies, negotiates and implements grants, financing and tax reductions, including Pennsylvania property tax abatements, tax-increment financing and the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program.
A Certified Public Accountant and a lawyer, Tom spent seven years with Ernst & Young, LLP, most recently as the Mid-Atlantic Area Director of state and local income and franchise taxes. He also served as tax counsel to AMP Incorporated (now TE Connectivity), a Fortune 300 company for over 15 years.
- Pennsylvania Bar Association, Tax Law Section
- Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry, Tax Executive Committee, Immediate Past Chair
- University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D.
- DePaul University, M.S. in Taxation
- University of Wisconsin, B.B.A.
- Certified Public Accountant