Gary M. Edelson
Philadelphia Office

1735 Market Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505

P: 215-772-7264
F: 215-772-7620


Gary M. Edelson concentrates his practice on issues related to income tax, taxation of pass-through entities, estate and gift tax, mergers and acquisitions, taxation of qualified plans and tax-exempt entities that invest in pass-through entities. In connection with these matters, Gary has represented “S” corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships (including private investment vehicles), registered investment companies and grantor trusts.

Gary represents clients in the real estate, health care, manufacturing, investment management and computer software industries. He represents large publicly held companies in dispositions and acquisitions of large real estate holdings by pass-through entities using like-kind exchanges, as well as large privately held pass-through entities in the sale of partnership interests to large pension funds. He was counsel to senior management personnel in sales of large blocks of low basis publicly traded stock using charitable remainder unitrusts.

Gary is frequently consulted by litigation lawyers regarding the tax aspects of litigation and is called up to be a tax expert in malpractice cases where an attorney failed to properly advise a client on the tax aspects of a transaction or course of conduct.

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Selected Speaking Engagements

Professional Activities & Achievements

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Academic Achievements

Gary received an LL.M. in Taxation, summa cum laude, in 1979 from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and received his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, in 1976 from Capitol University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, where he was notes editor for the Law Review. A summa cum laude graduate of the Ohio State University, Gary earned a B.S. in Business Administration in 1973. He also received a Griffen Foundation Scholarship and the Phi Alpha Kappa Award for the highest grade-point average in corporate finance.