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Stewart M. Weintraub

Shareholder, S.A.L.T. Practice Chair Emeritus


Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 1971

Drexel University, B.S., 1968


Named by Best Lawyers in America for Litigation and Controversy - Tax and Tax Law as “Best Lawyers' 2014, 2021, 2023, 2024, Philadelphia Litigation and Controversy - Tax "Lawyer of the Year"

Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2024

Named by the Legal Intelligencer as a 2020 Pennsylvania Legal Trailblazer

Legal Intelligencer Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014

Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent Rating

Named Fellow to Washington, D.C.-based American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC) in 2010

Noted as a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer" for taxation, 2004-present

Pennsylvania's Top Rated Lawyers, 2019

Listed in Who’s Who in American Law

Selected as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2009

Elected to Lambda Alpha International Honor Society, 2003

Institute for Professionals in Taxation Special Award, 2014

Overall Chair ABA/IPT Advanced State and Local Tax Conference 2014-2021

Program Coordinator, Advanced Property Tax Conference, ABA/IPT, 1998-2013

Program Coordinator, Advanced Sales Tax Conference, ABA/IPT, 2000-2013

Program Coordinator, Advanced Income Tax Conference, ABA/IPT, 2006-2013

Honored by Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce for Outstanding Contribution to Philadelphia Tax Reform, 1984-1989


Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, 1971

New York, 2013

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court and all of its subordinate courts in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia

U.S. Court of Claims

U.S. Tax Court

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and all of its subordinate courts


Stewart Weintraub’s practice has centered on taxation for more than 40 years. He helps clients plan and structure transactions so that all state and local tax obligations are minimized. He represents clients in all aspects of state and local tax compliance and litigation, from audits through trials and appeals to the appellate courts.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Weintraub was Chief of Tax Litigation for the City of Philadelphia’s Law Department, during which he also served as Chief Counsel of the Mayor’s Tax Reform Commission. In 2003, he was appointed to serve as a member of the new Tax Reform Commission created by the Home Rule Charter.

Areas of Experience

  • Represented distributors of malt and brewed beverages in challenges to their obligations to pay school and business taxes.
  • Served as advisory counsel of record in local tax litigation involving a life insurance and title insurance company.
  • Represented real estate developers in property and business tax appeals.
  • Represented multistate corporations in litigating whether they have taxable nexus in the City of Philadelphia or the Commonwealth of PA.
  • Represented clients in all other areas of state and local taxes including apportionment, business/nonbusiness disputes, etc.

Community Activities

  • Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society, Brandeis Law Society Member, Executive Committee, 1984 to 2011
  • Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, Metropolitan Philadelphia Advisory Board,1976-2002
  • American Jewish Congress, Board of Directors 1989-2002, Pennsylvania Region President, 2000-2003
  • Philadelphia Flag Day Association, Board of Directors,1977-1993
  • Cherry Hill High School East Mock Trial Team Coach, 1990-2004, National Champions, 1998
  • Philadelphia Tax Reform Commission, Member, 2003
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Chair, State and Local Tax Committee, 1983 to date
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors,1991-1999
  • Cherry Hill Mayor’s Economic Development Advisory Council,1993
  • Temple Law Alumni Association, Member, 1971, Executive Committee, 1996 to date, President, 2001-2003
  • Founding member,  Jewish Social Policy Action Network, 2003; member of Board of Directors and General Counsel, 2003 to date
  • President, Jewish Policy Foundation of Pennsylvania, 2004 to date

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, member since 1971; for Section on Taxation’s Committee on State and Local Taxes: Vice-Chair of Operations, 2005; Vice-Chair, 2007; Chair, 2009; elected Tax Section Council Director, 2013-2016
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, member since 1971
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, member; Board of Governors, 1997-1999; Tax Section Council,2004-2006 and 2013; Section Secretary/Treasurer, 2006-2010
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, member since 1996
  • Wolters Kluwer Legal Tax Advisory Board, 2013




Seminars & Presentations



  • Co-Author America Law Media; "2014 Pennsylvania Tax Handbook"
  • “An MTC Mediation Success Story” (Feb. 1, 2008)
  • “Pennsylvania Courts Interpret Various Tax Provisions Under the Commerce Clause: Part III” (Oct. 24, 2008)
  • "Pennsylvania Courts Interpret Various Tax Provisions Under the Commerce Clause" (Jan. 1, 2007)
  • "A Trap for the Unwary - The Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax" (Dec. 1, 2005)
  • "Trap for the Unwary - The Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax" (Oct. 1, 2005)
  • "Koch v. Director, Division of Taxation: Has the NJ Supreme Court Opened the Floodgates for Refunds of Individual Income Tax?" (May 5, 2005)

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