Julia D. Corelli

Julia D. Corelli


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4325    Fax: 215.981.4750


Julia D. Corelli is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group and co-chairs its Funds Services Group, a core constituent of Pepper’s Investment Funds Industry Group (IFIG). She concentrates in private investment fund formation, operations and compliance, private equity investment transactions, venture capital investments, acquisitions, dispositions and financings of business enterprises, joint ventures, and intra-partner dealings. She also is experienced in matters of investment fund principal compensation and succession planning and serves as general outside counsel to family offices. The industry focus of funds and companies she counsels include biotechnology health care services, financial services, peer-to-peer lending, energy and natural resources, and real estate. She currently also serves the firm as vice chair of its Executive Committee and co-chair of its Commercial Department.

As a member of IFIG, Ms. Corelli is one of more than 60 lawyers nationwide in this multidisciplinary group, which focuses on areas vital to the success of all types of investment funds throughout their entire life cycle. Within IFIG, the Funds Services Group provides fund formation, operations and compliance counseling to sponsors, managers, advisers and investors from within and outside the United States. The group advises investment groups about the complex structuring, operational, and regulatory challenges they face on a daily basis in their investment management business and the deployment of the capital under their management.

Ms. Corelli has spoken before numerous trade and bar associations and other functions on a variety of topics, including domestic and foreign private investment fund formation and operation issues, investment structures used by private investment funds, buy-sell agreements, succession planning and partnership, limited liability company and S corporation planning and operational issues.

Ms. Corelli joined Pepper in 1984. From 1989 through 1998, she was a member of the firm’s tax group, where she became a partner in 1992. She served on the Executive Committee from 2003 to 2009.


  • LL.M., Taxation, Villanova University School of Law, 1991
  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1984, editor, Villanova Law Review
  • B.A., Yale University, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Practice Areas