Ronald J. Beckman, CPA, JD, LLM

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Temple University, BS
Duquesne University School of Law, JD
Temple University of Law, LLM

Tax Warrior Profile

Focusing on business and tax issues since 1974, Ron has developed a broad background in tax and financial planning for both businesses and individuals. Since joining D&S in 1992, he has consulted with businesses and healthcare organizations, non-profit organizations, corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts and individuals. He has an extensive and successful history of representing clients in adversary proceedings with federal, state and local tax authorities.


Prior to joining D&S, Ron worked as a tax partner in the Philadelphia office of Laventhol & Horwath, and served as the tax director of a local accounting firm. He also taught courses on the taxation of S corporations and non-profit corporations at the Villanova Law School Graduate Tax Program, where he served as an adjunct faculty member for several years. Both before and after joining D&S, he appeared as a daily radio commentator on the show More for Your Money, which was broadcasted by the Philadelphia radio station WPEN. Ron briefly served as a board member of the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.


Ron and two other shareholders of D&S are also partners in the Philadelphia law firm of Drucker Beckman Sobel, LLP. Ron is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and is licensed to practice before the United States Tax Court.


Ron and his wife, Ilene, live in Havertown, Pennsylvania, and have two grown children. Their son is a college student, and their daughter is an executive director with JP Morgan in New York City.


Ron and Ilene enjoy traveling as well as spending time with their family and friends. They also share a passion for music. Ron is a talented pianist who wishes that he had more time to practice and form his own Philly Pops. Ilene is an outstanding singer who enjoys attending Broadway musicals.


In addition, Ron has played an active role in the community. He completed a two-year tenure as president and chair of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. He was the treasurer and a board member of the Martins Run Senior Residential Community and has served on the board of his congregation.