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Two Chamberlain Hrdlicka Attorneys Named to the Legal Intelligencer's 2020 Professional Excellence List

June 3, 2020

Phil Karter and Kevin Sweeney Named to the Legal Intelligencer's 2020 Professional Excellence List

Chamberlain Hrdlicka is pleased to announce that Philadelphia-based shareholder Philip Karter was named as a Lifetime Achievement honoree and shareholder Kevin F. Sweeney was named a Lawyer on the Fast Track honoree in the 2020 Professional Excellence Awards by American Lawyer Media’s The Legal Intelligencer. The honor of Lifetime Achievement recognizes industry professionals who have “left an imprint on the legal history of the state during their career.” The Lawyers on the Fast Track designation “celebrates the next generation of legal leaders." The full list on honorees can be found here.

"We are proud of Phil and Kevin for being honored with these prestigious awards,” said Larry Campagna, managing shareholder of Chamberlain Hrdlicka. “Phil has been a shining light of the legal profession for almost 40 years, and Kevin exemplifies the next generation of leaders in the law. Their hard work and dedication to client service has contributed to the success of our Pennsylvania office and the clients we serve."

Karter focuses his practice on tax controversy and tax litigation matters encompassing a wide variety of complex and high-profile tax matters, a number of which have involved issues of first impression. He has litigated Federal tax cases in the United States District Courts, the United States Tax Court and the United States Court of Federal Claims, and he has argued in the United States Court of Appeals in multiple circuits. Karter formerly served as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. He has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America, most recently as the 2020 Lawyer of the Year for Tax Litigation and Controversy in Philadelphia. Additionally, he has been recognized by Chambers USA and Legal 500 U.S., and he was presented with the Outstanding Attorney Award by the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division. Karter earned his undergraduate degree from Emory University, his law degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Law and his Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

Sweeney is a member of Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Tax Controversy & Litigation Practice and is a former federal prosecutor who defends clients in civil and criminal tax controversy and litigation matters. He represents high-net-worth individuals and businesses with complex and sensitive tax issues. Sweeney focuses on high-stakes IRS audits, civil tax litigation, white-collar criminal defense matters, and whistleblower matters for high and ultra-high net worth individuals, corporate executives, business owners, and public and private companies worldwide. He is recognized by Legal 500 U.S. and has also been honored twice with the Tax Division Outstanding Attorney Award by the U.S. Department of Justice. Sweeney earned his undergraduate degree from Loyola University Maryland and his law degree from New York Law School.