David G. Shapiro


    Mr. Shapiro is a partner at Saul Ewing LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Tax, Compensation and Employee Benefits Group. Prior to joining Saul Ewing, Mr. Shapiro was a tax partner in the international law firm of Dechert LLP and was the founder of a tax boutique firm.  Mr. Shapiro advises clients ranging from start-up businesses to large multinational corporations in structuring business operations, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other tax matters.  His clients include companies in the real estate, pharmaceuticals, digital media, 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, where he was Chair of the Committee on US Investments of Foreigners and Tax Treaties.  He is an office of the International Bar Association Taxes Committee, and he is Vice-Chair of the Tax Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is Treasurer 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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