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Joan C. Arnold

Joan C. Arnold


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4362    Fax: 215.981.4750

"A top tax lawyer." – Chambers USA 2019

Joan C. Arnold is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office, where she is the chair of the Tax and Private Client Practice Group, and focuses her practice on federal and international income tax. Ms. Arnold has more than 40 years of significant experience in domestic and cross border M&A, and corporate international tax counseling, including substantial tax experience in the private equity arena. She is a past member of the firm's Executive Committee.

Ms. Arnold is chair-elect of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, past president of the American College of Tax Counsel, and a member of the executive committee of the U.S. Branch of the International Fiscal Association, and a member of the advisory committee for the George Washington/IRS International Tax Institute. She is the author of the IFA-USA report “Is There a Permanent Establishment.” Ms. Arnold is a frequent speaker on international tax issues, including at the NYU Institute, PLI and the ABA Tax Section.

Before entering private practice, Ms. Arnold was vice president, associate general tax counsel for Citicorp, a full-time faculty member at Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, and a consultant in international tax to KPMG Peat Marwick in its national office.


  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1983
  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1978
  • B.A., Mathematics, Wagner College (Staten Island, NY), 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New York

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