Edward A. Liva


    Ed is the National Industry Leader for KPMG’s U.S. Real Estate Tax Practice, and is the Partner-in-Charge of KPMG’s Northeast Real Estate Tax Practice. Prior to his current role, Ed was the Partner-in-Charge of KPMG’s Pennsylvania Tax Practice.  Ed has over 30 years experience providing tax services to the real estate industry. His clients consist of Real Estate Funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts, real estate developers, property management companies, contractors, corporate real estate departments, pension funds and specialty finance companies. Ed has extensive experience in Real Estate Investment Trust public offerings, acquisition and disposition tax structuring, securitization transactions and partnership structuring. He is also the leader of KPMG’s Firm wide Passthrough Services Group.

    Ed has been a frequent speaker, panelist and presenter of current real estate industry topics. He is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association Tax Section and is a licensed certified public accountant in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York.


  • B.S. B.A. 1977 John Carroll University
  • J.D. 1983 DePaul University College of Law
  • LL.M. 1994 Temple University School of Law

Courses and Seminars

  • Taxation of Real Estate Transactions
  • Tax Planning for Real Estate Development

Important:  Curriculum Changes Effective Fall 2014

Tax Research and Writing (LTX-3228)  and Law Governing Tax Practice (LTX-5000)  have been consolidated to create a new course  LTX-5005 Professional Responsibility of Tax Practitioners. This new required course will be offered for the first time in Fall 2014.  LTX-3228 and LTX-5000 will no longer be offered.  For students matriculating prior to Fall 2014: If you have already taken either LTX-3228  or LTX-5000, you are not required to take this new course.  If you have previously taken Law Governing Tax Practice, you simply select another elective course in order to meet your course requirements.

Contact Us


Phone Numbers
Office: 610-519-7043 or
Professor Vines: 610-519-4533
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

Disclaimer: Every attempt is made to ensure the information displayed on this page is accurate. However, the information contained herein is not to be considered official.  Changes may be made to courses and curriculum requirements.