Managing Partner

Ernest D. Palmarella is a founding partner of the firm. His practice primarily focuses on advising and representing the owners of closely-held corporate, limited liability company and partnership businesses in providing tax, business, estate and succession planning services. He utilizes his extensive background as a tax and corporate attorney to develop creative solutions to a variety of complex tax, estate planning and business issues faced by the firm’s clients. In addition to tax planning and drafting of sophisticated estate planning documents, Mr. Palmarella’s areas of concentration include the negotiation and drafting of business agreements and financing documents for mergers, stock purchases and redemptions, asset acquisitions, reorganizations and other business transactions. He also advises clients on their pension, disability, employee benefits law and related matters and health care law issues.

In addition to representing owners of closely-held companies, Mr. Palmarella has represented entities of all sizes, both privately and publicly-held, domestic and foreign, for-profit and non-profit, in structuring, tax and corporate transactions. He is multi-disciplined background enables him to handle all aspects of his business client’s general business needs. For this reason, he is often referred to by his business clients as their general counsel. Although not directly employed by them, he routinely acts in that capacity handling a number of different legal matters and advising them with respect to their day-to-day operations.

His philosophy has always been to provide prompt and courteous service to his clients, which is just one of the reasons he has established and continues to develop long lasting relationships with them.

Mr. Palmarella frequently lectures in the areas of employment law, health care law, business entity structuring and estate planning.

Mr. Palmarella devotes a substantial amount of his personal time to coaching and assisting with youth sports programs. Mr. Palmarella was named Top Tax Lawyer for 2009 by Main Line Today Magazine.

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