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Lawrence J. Arem

Partner | Tax | Corporate and Securities


Lawrence Arem concentrates his practice on rendering advice to clients on issues related to federal and state taxation. His strongest asset is the ability to bring a broad range of tax and business experience to bear on a matter and to address an issue in a practical manner, while paying careful attention to the requirements of the tax laws.

Mr. Arem has been named in The 2016 through 2020 Best Lawyers in America© list.



New York University, LL.M. (1978)

University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D. (1975)

New York University, B.S. (1972)



U.S. Tax Court


Philadelphia Bar Association

American Bar Association


Awards and Honors

Named to "The Best Lawyers in America©" list for Tax Law (2016-2020)


"Qualified Opportunity Zones, An Unqualified Opportunity?" Accredited CLE, November 5, 2018

“What Every Real Estate Lawyer Needs to Know: Philadelphia Taxation of Real Estate Entities,” PBI, Taxes in Real Estate Transactions, 2011

“Codification of Economic Substance,” Philadelphia Bar Association’s Tax Section CLE, April 2011

“Revenue Ruling 99-6, Planning Opportunities and its Future,” PBI, 2011

Advised clients on tax issues which include:

  • All aspects of real estate taxation, including:
    • 1031 Transactions
    • Disguised Sale Issues
    • Partnership Taxation
    • REIT Taxation
    • Carried Interests
    • Realty Transfer Tax
    • Local Philadelphia Income and Other Taxes
    • Pennsylvania Taxes
    • Real Property Assessments and Appeals
    • Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits
    • New Markets Tax Credits
    • Cancellation of Indebtedness
    • Insolvent Partnerships and Partners
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Establishment of Investment Partnerships
  • Estate Planning
  • Establishment and Administration of GRATS
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Asset Protection Trusts