is chair of the firm's Tax Practice Group and practices in the area of federal and corporate taxation, with a concentration in mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, corporate restructurings and consolidated returns. He has extensive experience in structuring acquisitions, mergers, and spin-off transactions for large public corporations, as well as closely held businesses and subchapter S corporations. He also has extensive experience in the restructuring of financially troubled businesses.
Mr. DiBonaventura is 1989 graduate of Georgetown School of Law (LL.M., taxation with distinction), a 1987 summa cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif, and a 1984 magna cum laude graduate of Saint Joseph's University (B.S., accounting). He received the second highest score in the state of Pennsylvania on the May 1984 CPA examination.
•Duane Morris LLP
• Partner, 1997-present
•Dechert, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Tax Attorney, 1989-1997
•United States Tax Court, Washington, D.C.
• Attorney-Adviser, 1987-1989, to Judge Herbert L. Chabot
Honors & Awards
•Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2016
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Panelist and Speaker, Taxation Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, November 13, 2001
•Panelist and Speaker, Mergers and Acquisitions in Pennsylvania, The Art of Doing Deals sponsored by the National Business Institute.
•Panelist and Speaker, Taxation Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions sponsored by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
•Panelist and Speaker, The ABC's of Corporate Reorganizations sponsored by the Philadelphia Tax Bar.
•Featured in Duane Morris Houston Lawyer Leads Quanta Services' Team on $1B Deal, Texas Lawyer, May 8, 2015
•Co-author, House Ways and Means Committee Releases Proposal on Tax Reform, Duane Morris Alert, February 28, 2014
• Highlights of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, Duane Morris Alert, January 4, 2013
• Temporary Provisions of Small-Business Act Exclude Tax on 100 Percent of Gain on Qualified Small-Business Stock Through the Remainder of 2010, Duane Morris Alert, October 15, 2010
•Co-author, Euro Portends Unknown U.S. Tax Consequences, The National Law Journal, July 27, 1998