David Shapiro


    Mr. Shapiro is the founder of Shapiro Tax Law LLC, where he has practiced since 2012.  Prior to starting his own practice, Mr. Shapiro was a tax partner in the international law firm of Dechert LLP.  Mr. Shapiro advises clients ranging from start-up businesses to large multinational corporations in structuring business operations, joint ventures, mergers and acquistions, and other tax matters.  His clients include companies in the digital media, real estate, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, and financial services industries, among other industries.

    Mr. Shapiro has been a frequent speaker and writer on a variety of tax topics, such as international business structuring, partnership “carried interests,” debt structuring, and application of anti-deferral and anti-avoidance rules, among others. 

    Mr. Shapiro is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and serves as Chair of the Committee on US Investments of Foreigners and Tax Treaties.  He serves on the board of directors of the Philadelphia Tax Conference.  When he is not practicing, teaching or writing about the law, Mr. Shapiro is an avid violinist and a member of the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra.


  • B.A. 1995 Yale University
  • J.D., cum laude,1998 Duke University School of Law

Courses and Seminars

  • Partnership Taxation

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Phone Numbers
Office: 610-519-7043 or
FAX: 610-519-8018

Office Hours
Spring and Fall:
M-Th 9:00 AM – 8:15 PM, F until 5 PM

M-Th 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM, F until 12 PM

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