Sheldon M. Bonovitz
is Chairman Emeritus of Duane Morris, having stepped down as Chairman in 2008 after serving ten years in that position. He practices in the areas of federal income taxation and corporate law, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. He also devotes his practice to business counseling, in particular acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, succession, governance and the structuring of multi-party transactions.
Mr. Bonovitz serves on the public company Board of Directors of Comcast Corporation. He also serves on the advisory boards of several privately-held companies and a private equity fund. In addition, he is a Trustee of the Dolfinger-McMahon Charitable Trust and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation. He also serves on the Boards of Trustees of the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation. He is an emeritus trustee of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He is Chair of the Board for The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia.
A former Chairman of the Tax Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Mr. Bonovitz is also a former Chairman of the Corporate Tax Committee and the Committee on Affiliated and Related Corporations of the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association. A member of the Tax Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, he is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a member of the Tax Advisory Group of the American Law Institute. He has written numerous articles on corporate tax, has lectured at various tax institutes throughout the country and has taught advanced courses in taxation at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and at the Graduate Tax Program of Temple University School of Law. Mr. Bonovitz most recently is an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, teaching a course on The Large Law Firm - Organization, Operation, Strategies and Issues, covering the subject in a current, realistic, large law firm setting. He previously taught this course at Harvard Law School.
A former Attorney-Advisor to the Honorable Arnold Raum of the United States Tax Court, Mr. Bonovitz is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.
Civic and Charitable Activities
•Board of Trustees, Barnes Foundation
•Board of Trustees, Philadelphia Museum of Art
•Board of Trustees, Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation
•Emeritus Trustee, Curtis Institute of Music
•Trustee, Dolfinger-McMahon Charitable Trust
•Trustee, Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
•Chairman, Board of Directors, The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia
Honors and Awards
•Listed in Best Lawyers Greater Philadelphia, 2016
•Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2005-2010
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell