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Lisa B. Petkun

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Lisa B. Petkun is a partner in the Tax Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Ms. Petkun concentrates her practice on sophisticated tax planning on behalf of individuals, partnerships, and corporations. Her areas of concentration include choice of business entity, structuring bankruptcy workouts and reorganizations, taxation of lawsuit payments and recoveries, tax issues associated with nonprofit organizations, estate, gift and personal planning, independent contractor compliance, and tax structuring for Marcellus Shale owners.

Ms. Petkun is a co-head of the firm’s Independent Contractor Compliance Practice Group, an interdisciplinary team of more than 25 labor, tax, and employee benefits attorneys. She co-publishes a blog on the subject at She also co-authored Michigan Limited Liability Company, which is published by Data Trace Legal Publishers, Inc. Ms. Petkun is a co-author of BNA Tax Management Portfolio's Charitable Remainder Trusts and Pooled Income Funds (First Edition).

Ms. Petkun is a member of the Exempt Organization Committee and the Fiduciary Income Tax Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section, and she is a past chair of its Distributable Net Income, Forms Subcommittee. She has lectured at various tax-related seminars.

Ms. Petkun received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University in 1972. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law in 1975, where she was a member of the Law Review. Before joining Pepper, Ms. Petkun was a clerk for the Honorable Raymond J. Broderick of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, from 1975 to 1977.

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