Stephanie L. Searles is an Associate in the Tax, Employee Benefits, and Trusts & Estates Departments. She represents individuals, small and large businesses, and tax-exempt entities in a broad range of tax areas, including tax planning, charitable planning, trusts and estates, employee benefits issues, as well as charity and foundation formation and governance issues.
Ms. Searles previously served as a Senior Associate and an Experienced Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia, where she worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions tax group with large, multinational, corporate clients. Her legal pro bono experience includes working on various tax law cases for low-income clients and also preparing Pennsylvania and federal tax returns as part of the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. She has worked on cases with Philadelphia VIP, PVLA and Pennsylvania SeniorLAW Helpline
Ms. Searles is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law, where she received the Dean’s Merit Scholarship and the Dorothy Day Award for Pro Bono Service and served as President of the Tax Law Society. During law school, she externed for Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Hey of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Searles is currently completing her LL.M. in Taxation at Villanova University School of Law.