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Leo's practice includes the taxation of businesses and business transactions. He has advised clients in the syndication of limited partnerships, public and private offerings of corporate stock and debt, and other acquisitive transactions. Leo has also advised clients in real estate transactions, including real estate developers, domestic and foreign investors in real estate, and REITs.


  • New York University School of Law, 1983, LL.M., Taxation
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1980, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Pittsburgh, 1977, B.A., summa cum laude

  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • State Supreme Court - Pennsylvania

  • Allegheny Tax Society
  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
  • Pittsburgh Tax Club
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law – Adjunct Professor of Law

Awards & Recognition

  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Pennsylvania Tax, 2016-2023
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Litigation and Controversy - Tax, 2011-2024, and Tax Law, 1995-2023. He also received the Best Lawyers™ "Lawyer of the Year" award in Pittsburgh in 2010 for Tax Law and in 2012 for Litigation and Controversy - Tax.
  • Selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for Tax (2004-2011, 2019-2021)