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Stephanie Searles Vogel

Partner
Primary Office
1500 Market St., Suite 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7087
Fax(215) 575-7200
svogel@dilworthlaw.com

Assistant

Judy Palumbo
Direct(215) 575-7197
jpalumbo@dilworthlaw.com

Stephanie Searles Vogel is a Partner 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, trusts and estates, employee benefits issues, as well as charity and foundation governance issues.

Mrs. Vogel 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. She has worked on cases with Philadelphia VIP, PVLA and Pennsylvania SeniorLAW Helpline.

Mrs. Vogel 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. Mrs. Vogel received her LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law in 2015. She is an Adjunct Law Faculty at Temple University and teaches Qualified Employee Benefit Plans through the Graduate Tax Program at Temple.

Representative Experience

  • Successful completion of IRS VCP and DOL VFCP filings to correct qualified plan failures.
  • Assisted in forming, funding, and administering family limited partnerships and family limited liability companies.
  • Assisted in structuring and consulting on various multi-million and billion dollar corporate acquisitions for small, large, and Fortune 500 companies.
  • Assisted in structuring and consulting on Section 355 Spin-Offs and Split-Offs for Fortune 500 companies.
  • Assisted in the formations and liquidations of various business entities including LLCs, C Corporations, S Corporations, and Partnerships.
  • Represented and assisted individuals in a variety of tax matters including dependency disputes, the Earned Income Tax Credit, refund claims, offers in compromise, innocent spouse protection, and currently not-collectible status.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Union League of Philadelphia
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member, J. Willard O'Brien Villanova School of Law Inn of Court
  • Counsel, Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia

Speeches & Presentations

  • Presenter, “What Employers Need to Know,” breakfast seminar presented with other Dilworth Paxson LLP attorneys in conjunction with Univest Insurance, Inc. regarding 2018 employment law and benefits updates for employers, November 7 – 9, 2017.
  • Co-presenter, "What You Need to Know about ACA Reporting and Related Compliance Issues," July 21, 2015.
  • Presenter, Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan Options for Small-and Medium-Sized Law, American Law Institute's CLE Seminar “Implementing the Best Retirement Plans for Your Attorneys: What Law Firms Should Know & Do,” May 11, 2015.

Professional Recognition

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016 and 2020.

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Education

  • LL.M, Tax, Villanova University School of Law, 2015
  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 2012
    • Dean's Merit Scholarship
    • Dorothy Day Award for Pro Bono Service Work
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2013
  • New Jersey, 2013

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