Our fearless leader

David is President and CEO of the firm.

Truly one of the best

David Pudlin was named the 2016 Philadelphia Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law by The Best Lawyers in America.

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Not just a talented attorney,

David won a gold medal in squash at the World Maccabiah Games in 2009!

David Pudlin, who has served as the President of Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller since its founding and also serves as the firm’s CEO, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1974. He received his BA magna cum laude with Exceptional Distinction in Economics from Yale University in 1971. David concentrates his practice in tax law, estate planning, and business/employment law and is a member of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.

He has served as a lecturer in law at Temple University School of Law and as a faculty member of several Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminars. David has authored numerous tax papers and has served as Chair of the Federal Tax Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association Tax Section and as Editor in Chief of the Tax Section newsletter. David also has served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Tax Section and as a member of that body’s Governing Council. In addition, David has served as Chair of both the Large Law Firm and Mid-Size Law Firm Management Committees of the Philadelphia Bar Association and as an Executive Committee member of the Association’s Probate Section. David serves as a director of the Anti-Defamation League, for which he is a past Chairman of the Board; as a Board Member of the Bryn Mawr Film Institute; and as a member of the Barnes’ Foundation’s Professional Advisors Council. He also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates, and in 2017 was selected as a Philadelphia Business Journal Outstanding Director for his work with that organization. He also completed seven years as a Trustee of The Baldwin School.

David has been honored for the quality of his work by numerous publications. He has been recognized repeatedly by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Tax Law (2009 – 2016), and named a Super Lawyer by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine, based on a statewide survey of lawyers (2004 – 2017), in the areas of Estate Planning & Probate, Closely Held Business, and Tax Law.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Philadelphia Bar Association, Tax Section
Governing Council, 1985 – 1992
Secretary/Treasurer, 1990 – 1991
Editor-in-Chief, Tax Section Newsletter, 1986 – 1990
Chair, Luncheon Lecture Series, 1987 – 1989
Chair, Federal Tax Committee, 1984 – 1986

Philadelphia Bar Association, Mid-Size Law Firm Management Committee, Chair, 1997 – 1998, 2008

Philadelphia Bar Association, Large Law Firm Management Committee, Chair, 1993

Philadelphia Bar Association, Probate Section
Executive Committee, 1993 – 2001

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Community Organizations

Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates, Board of Directors, 2009 – Present
Chair, 2014
Executive Committee,
2010 – Present
Chair, Development Committee,
2011 – 2014

Anti-Defamation League
National Executive Committee,
2006 – Present
Director, 1994 – Present
Chair of Board, 1999 – 2001
Vice Chair of Board, 1997 – 1999
Chair of Development Committee,
1997 – 1999

Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Board of Directors, 2013 – Present
Co-Chair, Development Committee, 2016

Barnes Foundation, Professional Advisors Council, 2016 – Present

The Baldwin School, Trustee, 2002 – 2009
Chair of Audit and Diversity Committees, 2006 – 2009
Member of Assets Management Committee, 2002 – 2009

University of Pennsylvania Law School
National Co-Chair of Annual Giving, 2007 – 2009
National Co-Chair of Benjamin Franklin Society, 2005 – 2007
Firm Chair of Annual Giving, 1994 – Present

Ludington Public Library
Director, 2000 – 2004
Chair of Development Committee, 2003 – 2004

Federation Day Care Services
Director, 1979 – 1989
Vice President, 1985 – 1989

HIAS and Council
Director, 1986 – 1992
Vice President, 1990 – 1992

Trustee, Beth David Reform Congregation, 1990 – 1992

U.S. Committee — Maccabi USA
Legal Counsel, 2007 – 2012
Chair and Member of Squash Team at 15th World Maccabiah Games, 1997
Member of Squash Team at 13th, 15th, 17th, 18th, and 19th World Maccabiah Games, 1989, 1997, 2005, 2009, and 2013
Gold Medalist in squash at 2009 World Maccabiah Games
Silver Medalist in squash at 1999 Pan American Maccabiah Games

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Honors & Awards

Selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a recipient of its 2017 Outstanding Directors Award

Named in The Best Lawyers in America, in the area of Tax Law (2009 – 2016)

Named a top attorney in Estate Planning & Probate, Closely Held Business, and Tax Law by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine, based on a statewide survey of lawyers (2004 – 2017)

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