Ron has been practicing tax law for more than 40 years, with an emphasis in real estate and partnership tax issues and representation of taxpayers before the IRS. He joined D&S in 2009 as a special consultant. Some of his clients have included developers, homebuilders, syndicators and institutional investors. He has also acquired extensive knowledge of IRS practices and procedures.
Prior to joining D&S, Ron was a tax partner with the Philadelphia law firm WolfBlock, LLP. In addition to his training and experience in the technical analysis and application of tax laws, Ron has had significant exposure to issues pertaining to ethics and professionalism in tax practice. He was one of the principal organizers of the “Working Together” programs developed in conjunction with the former Philadelphia District of the IRS and Philadelphia-area tax practitioner organizations.
Ron also served a two-year term as a member of the IRS Commissioner’s Advisory Group (now called the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee), which works with the Commissioner of the IRS and other high- level IRS officials to improve the way the IRS administers the federal tax system.
Majoring in astronomy, Ron received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.
Ron is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation and its Administrative Practice, Partnerships, Real Estate, and Standards of Tax Practice Committees. He is also a member of the American College of Tax Counsel. He served a term as chair of the IRS Liaison Subcommittee of the Administrative Practice Committee. He previously served two years as chair of the Tax Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Ron also is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, and for six years served the College as a member of its Board of Regents for the Third Circuit with particular responsibility for professionalism activities.
In addition to his role at D&S, Ron is counsel to the Philadelphia law firm of Drucker Beckman Sobel, LLP, where three shareholders of D&S are partners.
Ron is a native of Philadelphia. He and his wife, Jane, live in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania. They enjoy exploring the local restaurant scene and traveling to Europe. Ron also collects antique toy trains.
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