J. Earl Epstein


J. Earl Epstein is an accounting graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and received his J.D. from the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania. Following law school he served as a law clerk to Judge Craig S. Atkins of the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C. before returning to Philadelphia and private practice. A long time and active member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association he served as Chair of a number of Tax Section committees and special task forces, and served as the Tax Sections liaison with the U.S. Tax Court.

For some twelve years Mr. Epstein served as a faculty member of the American Law Institute/American Bar Association Committee on Professional Education, teaching the continuing legal education program “How to Handle a Tax Controversy at the IRS and in Court” and as a faculty member of the joint ABA/ U.S. Tax Court National Institute on Tax Court Rules. He has spoken on tax matters before numerous state bar associations throughout the United States, has authored, or co-authored both articles and books on tax procedure, including the CCH Federal Income Tax Service, and has testified before the Finance Committee of the United States Senate on pending tax legislation.

An invited participant in the United States Tax Court Judicial Conferences, in 1988 Mr. Epstein was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, and has been named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of Taxation.

Mr. Epstein’s practice is in tax planning, estate planning, tax controversy matters before the IRS and in court, estate and trust administration, and corporate transactions, and he acts as an expert witness in litigation involving Federal taxation, estate planning, and estate administration.

You may e-mail Mr. Epstein at earl@eselaw.com.