Stewart Weintraub recognized as Lawyer of the Year for 2021 in Tax Litigation and Controversy by US News’ Best Lawyers in America
Stewart M. Weintraub, a shareholder and State and Local Tax (S.A.L.T) Practice Chair Emeritus at Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Philadelphia firm, was named Lawyer of the Year for the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
With more than 45 years of experience, Weintraub helps clients plan and structure transactions to minimize state and local tax obligations. He represents clients in all aspects of state and local tax compliance and litigation, from audits, through trials and appeals, to the appellate courts.
Previously, Weintraub served as Chief of Tax Litigation for the City of Philadelphia’s Law Department and Chief Counsel of the Mayor’s Tax Reform Commission. He was also a member of the Tax Reform Commissions / Committees. His work with the city resulted in several landmark tax ordinances that are still in place today, including the City’s Business Income and Receipts Tax.
In addition to serving the ABA Section of Taxation since 1993, including on the Council of the Section and as Chair of the S.A.L.T. Committee, Weintraub has chaired or co-chaired the State and Local Tax Committee for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce since 1983, and chairs the ABA Tax Section and Institute for Professionals in Taxation Advanced S.A.L.T Conference.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Drexel University and his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law.
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