Stewart M. Weintraub and Jennifer Weidler Karpchuk recognized among top lawyers in Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA (May 2016) – The national law firm Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry is pleased to announce that attorney Stewart M. Weintraub has been named a 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, while associate Jennifer Weidler Karpchuk has been named a 2016 Pennsylvania Rising Star.
This marks the 13th year that Weintraub, who chairs the firm’s state and local tax (SALT) practice group, has been named among the elite Super Lawyers and the first year that Karpchuk has been recognized among Pennsylvania’s high-achieving young attorneys.
A program of Thomson Reuters, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who, through a peer review and independent research process, have been identified as attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only the top 5 percent of Pennsylvania’s 50,000 lawyers and the top 2.5 percent of up-and-coming Pennsylvania attorneys are named to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
Candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including verdicts and settlements; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; pro bono and community service efforts; and scholarly lectures and writings. The ultimate objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse list of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for other practitioners and consumers searching for legal counsel.
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. A longtime respected tax professional in Philadelphia, Weintraub began his career with the City of Philadelphia Law Department. Now in private practice, he has been a shareholder at Chamberlain Hrdlicka since 2010.
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. She is a 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.