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Stewart M. Weintraub Honored with National Professional Tax Organization’s ‘Special Award’

Institute for Professionals in Taxation honors Chamberlain Hrdlicka attorney for years of leadership

IPT President Arlene Klika presents tax attorney Stewart M. Weintraub with the Special Award from the Institute for Professionals in Taxation on July 1, 2014. The award recognizes Weintraub’s many years of leadership in service to the organization

PHILADELPHIA (July 2014) – The Philadelphia office of Chamberlain Hrdlicka is proud to announce that shareholder Stewart M. Weintraub has been recognized by the Institute for Professionals in Taxation® (IPT) with its Special Award for his dedication and service to the organization. The award was presented on July 1, 2014 at the Institute’s Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

The IPT’s Special Award is presented to members who have contributed significantly to a special project, activity, or achievement of the Institute. Weintraub was honored for his service as co-chair of numerous American Bar Association / IPT Advanced Income Tax, Property Tax and Sales/Use Tax Seminars. For years, Weintraub co-chaired each of the three individual conferences, and then became the first overall chair of the conferences, combined.

“We are grateful to Stewart for his leadership and hard work, year after year, helping to bring these seminars to fruition,” said IPT President Arlene Klika. “The co-sponsorship of these programs enhances the credibility and quality of the programs and the stature of both the ABA and IPT as providers of top-flight state and local tax education.”

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.

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.