Ralph A. Mariani: Lawyer with Duane Morris LLP

Ralph A. Mariani

Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone215 979 1967

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Practice Areas

  • State Income Tax
  • Local Taxation
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Corporate Law
Contact InfoTelephone: 215 979 1967
Fax: 215 689 3597
Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1974
Admitted1974, Connecticut; 1977, Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Military Appeals; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; Supreme Court of Connecticut

Professional Activities

•American Bar Association
- Taxation Section
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Tax Law Section
•Philadelphia Bar Association
- Tax Section
-- Past Chairman, State and Local Tax Committee

BornNew London, Connecticut, February 1, 1948

Ralph A. Mariani practices in the areas of state, local and federal income taxation .

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, he is a member of the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association, the Tax Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is a past chair of the State and Local Tax Committee of the Tax Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Mr. Mariani is a 1974 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a 1974 graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Masters in Business Administration, a 1980 graduate of New York University School of Law (LL.M., Taxation) and a graduate of Harvard University.


• Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 1985-present
- Associate, 1977-1985
• United States Navy
- Judge Advocate General Corps., 1974-1977

Honors & Awards

• AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Civic and Charitable Activities

• Appointed by Philadelphia Mayor Edward Rendell and City Council President John Street to a select committee to review all city and school district business taxes for the purpose of streamlining the tax structure in order to enhance the business environment in Philadelphia, 1992-1996
• Member, Mayor's Advisory Group for City Taxes, 1991-present

Selected Speaking Engagements

• Lecturer, Pennsylvania Sales and Use Tax, Lehigh University 40th Annual Tax Forum, October, 1999
• Lecturer, Representing Nonprofit Organizations, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, July 1999
• Lecturer, Provider Perspectives on the Philadelphia PILOTS/SILOTS Program, Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, December 1994
• Lecturer, Organization and Operation of a Delaware Holding Company, Philadelphia Tax Conference, October 1992
• Program Chair, The Nexus Question: Current Issues in State Taxation of Businesses, Philadelphia Bar Association, May 1992
• Lecturer, Pennsylvania Sales and Use Tax, National Business Institute, July 1991
• Lecturer, State Income Taxation of S Corporations and Partnerships, Philadelphia Bar Association, February 1991
• Lecturer, Philadelphia Local Taxes, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, May 1991
• Lecturer, Income Taxation of Pennsylvania Corporations, National Business Institute, January 1990
• Lecturer, Understanding Business Taxes, Mayor's Small Business Conference, October 1989 and 1990
• Lecturer, Local Tax Reform, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, May 1989
• Lecturer, Local Business Taxes and Related Activities, Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Philadelphia Bar Association, 1986

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Advising real estate clients on structuring strategies to minimize real estate transfer taxes.; Formulated state tax minimization strategies that have resulted in a substantial reduction of state income and franchise taxes.; Represented a major telecommunications corporation in a gross receipts tax litigation.

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Ralph A. Mariani

30 South 17th Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-7396


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