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Stephen joined Reed Smith in March 2007 and is a member of the firm's State Tax Group.  His practice focuses on complex multistate tax appeals, litigation and advice, and minimizing state tax burdens.  He has experience in the following areas: franchise, corporate income, sales and use, and gross receipts taxes.  He also has represented numerous clients in unclaimed property matters.


  • Villanova University School of Law, 2003, LL.M., Taxation
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1998, J.D.
  • Kutztown University, 1991, B.S., summa cum laude
  • Kutztown University, 1991, B.A., summa cum laude

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

  • State Supreme Court - New Jersey
  • State Supreme Court - Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce
  • Certified Public Accountant, Pennsylvania
  • Member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountant

Awards & Recognition

  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Pennsylvania Tax, 2023. A description of the selection methodology can be found at No aspect of the list been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Notable Quotes

  • 3 May 2022 “Philly Mayor Pitches Market-Based Sourcing, Wage Tax Cuts” Law 360
  • 8 November 2018 “Pennsylvania Appellate Court Rules for Taxpayers in Depreciation Case” Tax Notes
  • 25 January 2018 "Health, Environment Advocates Bullish on Meat Taxes" Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report