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Saba Ashraf

Saba Ashraf


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4473    Fax: 215.981.4750

Saba Ashraf is a partner in the Tax and Private Clients Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Ms. Ashraf advises clients worldwide on corporate and partnership taxation matters, as well as the tax aspects of complex business transactions, including coordination with internal and external non-tax counsel and financial advisers.

Ms. Ashraf handles the tax-related issues involved in domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs; recapitalizations; leveraged buyouts; going-private transactions; joint ventures; fund formations; private equity investments; debt restructurings and loan workouts; securitizations; and the tax aspects of REITs and investments in real estate. She has particular experience in structuring various business relationships that are subject to the federal partnership tax rules, including with respect to complex partnership allocations, basis, losses and other issues. She also has experience dealing with the IRS and state tax agencies during state and federal audits.

Ms. Ashraf has represented major financial services institutions and investment concerns, global manufacturing firms, and Fortune 500 companies, and she has managed the tax issues on 10-figure deals, both in the United States and abroad. She has also served as an additional resource to other law firms and accounting firms.

Before joining Pepper, Ms. Ashraf was a partner at another national law firm, where she served as co-leader of that firm’s tax group.


  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1997
  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 1993, member, Hofstra Law Review; Award for Excellence in Taxation Courses and Constitutional Law Courses
  • B.S., Accounting, cum laude, New York University, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Georgia


  • Hon. John Godbold: U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, Montgomery, AL

Practice Areas

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