Pennsylvania Accountants, Tax Attorneys, and other Tax Professionals: As you gear up for the tax season, make sure the state's top tax book is in your hands!
SALT (State and Local Tax) Practice Chair
Mr. 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, he 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. The American Bar Association Tax Section recently elected Mr. Weintraub to the Tax Section Council as one of its 2013 - 2014 Council Directors. He has been ranked among the Best Lawyers in America since 2005.
Jennifer Weidler Karpchuk
Jennifer Weidler Karpchuk is Senior Counsel at Chamberlain Hrdlicka in Philadelphia, representing clients in all aspects of state and local tax compliance and litigation, including 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, handling post-trial appeals, advising clients on the tax implications of pending and past transactions and planning for mitigating tax burdens. Additionally, Ms. Karpchuk assists clients in reducing interest and penalties associated with past due taxes through the use of state and local amnesty, voluntary disclosure programs and administrative appeals.
Ms. Karpchuk was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2016 and 2017. She is a frequent speaker and contributor to the firm’s State and Local Tax Blog and she writes a quarterly article for State Tax Notes. She is co-author of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Bar Association Tax Section State and Local Tax Committee Property Tax Deskbook. Ms. Karpchuk is Co-Chair of the American Bar Association State and Local Tax Committee’s Sales and Use Tax Subcommittee and Miscellaneous Tax Subcommittee. Additionally, Ms. Karpchuk is Secretary of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s State and Local Tax Committee.
Adam M. Koelsch is an attorney at Chamberlain Hrdlicka, focusing on state and local tax controversy. Prior to joining the firm, Adam acted as Deputy City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia Law Department, Tax Unit, where he represented the City of Philadelphia in high-dollar-value/complex local tax cases at administrative hearings before the Philadelphia Tax Review Board, in agency appeals and tax collection actions at the Court of Common Pleas, and in tax appeals at the Commonwealth Court. Prior to joining the Law Department, Mr. Koelsch had worked at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York – one of the largest prosecutor’s office in the country – where, as a Senior Appellate Attorney, he routinely argued in the state appellate courts, including the New York Court of Appeals, which is the highest appellate court in New York.