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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.

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed in Chambers USA, Tax, 2016-2017
  • Named Best Lawyers' 2010 & 2012 Pittsburgh "Lawyer of the Year" for Tax Law; also listed in the areas of Litigation & Controversy - Tax and Tax Law since 1995
  • Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in the area of Tax Law for the years 2004-2011


  • 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