Philadelphia Tax Attorneys Discuss Business and Local Tax Issues

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Chamberlain Hrdlicka lawyers Stewart M. Weintraub and Jennifer Weidler Karpchuk present programs on local tax and business tax issues

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Stewart M. Weintraub and Jennifer Weidler Karpchuk of Chamberlain Hrdlicka are showcasing their tax law expertise in a number of upcoming business and tax related programs.

Philadelphia tax attorneys Stewart M. Weintraub and Jennifer Weidler Karpchuk of Chamberlain Hrdlicka are showcasing their tax law expertise in a number of upcoming business and tax related programs.

On Oct. 29, Weintraub is slated to discuss current SALT apportionment and alternate apportionment issues for multi-state income tax taxpayers as part of a program sponsored by the SALT Committee of the Houston chapter of Tax Executives Institute, Inc.

On Dec. 2, Karpchuk will present “Hot Topics in State and Local Tax,” at the annual Philadelphia, Local and Multistate Tax Update Conference sponsored by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. To register or learn more about the event to be held at the Springfield Country Club in Springfield, Delaware County, visit the association’s website.

Weintraub recently was a panel member for a presentation entitled “Business Tax Issues for Law Firms” at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s annual Bench Bar Conference, held Oct. 18 at the Borgata in Atlantic City. He also recently was a co-course planner for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s program “Philadelphia and Commonwealth Taxes.” Held on Sept. 16, 2014 in Philadelphia, the program outlined tax-saving tips on state and local taxes, as well as how to handle a tax appeal and the fine points of Philadelphia’s business taxes.

Since being admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1971, Weintraub has focused his practice upon state and local taxation. From audits through trials and appeals to the appellate courts, Weintraub represents clients in all aspects of state and local tax compliance and litigation. His practice also includes helping clients plan and structure transactions so that all state and local tax obligations are minimized.

Weintraub began his career with the City of Philadelphia Law Department where he rose to be chief of tax litigation and where he served as chief counsel of former Mayor William Green’s Tax Reform Commission. In 2003, Weintraub was appointed to serve as a member of a new voter-approved Tax Reform Commission. He also has held leadership positions for the American Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association and has chaired or co-chaired the state and local tax committee for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce since 1983. Now in private practice, Weintraub has been a shareholder at Chamberlain Hrdlicka since 2010.

In 2014, Weintraub was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award by The Legal Intelligencer, an ALM publication. Weintraub lives in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Karpchuk represents clients in various matters related to state and local taxation. Her clients include those challenging audit determinations and real estate assessment decisions, seeking refunds from state and local governments, handling administrative appeals, litigating unresolved disputes in state and local courts, and handling post-trial appeals.

Additionally, Karpchuk assists clients in reducing interest and penalties associated with past due taxes through the use of state and local amnesty, voluntary disclosure programs and administrative appeals. Karpchuk is a frequent contributor to the firm's State and Local Tax Blog and is co-author of the Pennsylvania Tax Handbook, as well as the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Bar Association Tax Section State and Local Tax Committee Property Tax Deskbook. She lives in Conshohocken, PA.

About Chamberlain Hrdlicka – Chamberlain Hrdlicka is a diversified business law firm with offices in Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Denver and San Antonio. The firm represents both public and private companies as well as individuals and family-owned businesses across the nation. In addition to tax planning and tax controversy, the firm offers corporate, securities and finance, employment law and employee benefits, energy law, estate planning and administration, intellectual property, international and immigration law, commercial and business litigation, real estate and construction law.

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