Lisa B. Petkun

Lisa B. Petkun

Of Counsel
Fellow of The Pepper Center for Public Service

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4385    Fax: 215.981.4750

Lisa B. Petkun is of counsel in the Tax and Estates Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, and is a Fellow of the Pepper Center for Public Service. Ms. Petkun concentrates her practice on sophisticated tax planning on behalf of publicly held and private companies, individuals and partnerships. Her areas of concentration include corporate transactions (acquisitions and dispositions, consolidated returns, reorganizations and liquidations); structuring partnership and trust entities; estate, gift and personal planning; and counseling for nonprofit organizations.

Ms. Petkun is a co-head of the firm’s Independent Contractor Compliance Practice Group, an interdisciplinary team of more than 30 labor, tax and employee benefits attorneys.

In December 2013, Ms. Petkun received The William R. Klaus Pro Bono Award from Pepper Hamilton for her work in assisting with the formation of numerous charitable organizations on a pro bono basis and for conducting training sessions for both Pepper attorneys and clients.


  • J.D., cum laude, Temple University School of Law, 1975, Editor, Law Review
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Case Western Reserve University, 1972

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Hon. Raymond J. Broderick: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, PA

Practice Areas

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