July 14, 2020

Volume X, Number 196

Matthew J. Meltzer

Matthew J. Meltzer is an attorney who works with businesses on federal, state and local tax matters. He regularly assists both buyers and sellers in planning for the tax aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, and like-kind exchanges. In addition to his transactional work, Matt advises on the income tax consequences of a variety of business ventures, structured litigation settlements, taxable and tax-deferred real property transactions, and the tax treatment of financial products and employee compensation arrangements. He frequently provides assistance on issues relating to tax information reporting and employee tax withholding. Matt also advises non-profit organizations, including their boards of directors, on the tax issues associated with gifts of interests in closely held businesses and other forms of complex illiquid assets.

Matt’s work in the state and local tax field includes assisting a variety of businesses, including online retailers, in navigating the changing legal landscape of sales and use tax collection obligations and obtaining voluntary disclosure arrangements. He has also worked with real estate developers in structuring transactions in states and localities with intricate realty transfer tax schemes. Matt's areas of focus include the insurance and real estate industries and services in corporate taxes and securities.

Prior to entering law practice, Matt worked as a financial advisor, assisting private clients with a variety of issues related to personal income and business entity tax planning, federal and state taxation audits, and income tax preparation. Matt completed a federal judicial clerkship in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania after graduating from law school.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., Law & Business Certificate
  • Swarthmore College, B.A.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Board Observer, Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
  • Board Observer, Philadelphia Bar Foundation

Articles in the National Law Review database by Matthew J. Meltzer



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