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Jerald David August


Philadelphia, PA

West Palm Beach, FL

Miami, FL



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Co-chair of the firm’s Taxation & Wealth Planning Practice, Jerry practices out of the Philadelphia and West Palm Beach offices. His nationally recognized reputation and experience in taxation includes federal income taxation, including corporate and partnership taxation; international taxation, federal transfer taxation; tax litigation and tax controversy, including trials before the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims and applicable Federal District Courts and appellate argument before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; and estate planning for owners of closely held businesses and high-net worth individuals.  

Jerry was named to Philadelphia’s Top Rated Lawyers by Martindale Hubbell (AV preeminent) for 2013 and 2012. Since 2008, Jerry has been named as one of the leading tax attorneys in Florida by Chambers USA.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Jerry represented the Tax Section of the Florida Bar Association before the U.S. Supreme Court in Estate of Hubert v. Commissioner. He also has served as adjunct professor, University of Miami Law School, and as visiting professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Graduate Tax Program, University of Florida School of Law. Jerry and his wife, Susan, maintain residences in Haverford, PA and in Jupiter, FL.

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Professional Accomplishments

Jerry has published extensively on federal taxation and lectured at leading tax institutes. For a list of such articles, presentations and other professional accomplishments, go to

Honors and Awards

  • Named one of "Pennsylvania's and Philadelphia's Top Rated Lawyers" in Business and Commercial, Taxation and Trusts and Estates through AV Preeminent ratings by Lexis Nexis, Martindale-Hubbell (2013)
  • Honored as a "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers (2013)
  • Selected as a "Top Lawyer" by South Florida Legal Guide (2012-2015)
  • Listed in Philadelphia's “Top Rated Lawyers” in Estate Planning, Taxation and Trusts & Estates, in a special supplement to The Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer and The Legal Intelligencer (2012, 2013)
  • For more than 20 years, included in the list of "The Best Lawyers in America" for Tax Law and Trusts & Estates
  • Named "West Palm Beach Tax Lawyer of the Year," by Best Lawyers (2011 through 2013)
  • Named as one of the leading tax attorneys in Florida, Chambers USA (2008 through 2015)
  • Included in the list of "Super Lawyers" in the field of Tax by Super Lawyers Magazine (Corporate Counsel Edition) (2009)
  • Included in the list of "Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics Magazine (2009 - 2012, 2014)
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell in Pennsylvania and Florida
  • Included in the list of "Super Lawyers," as well as a "Top 100 Florida Lawyers," by Law & Politics Magazine (2007)



Practice Areas
Taxation and Wealth Planning
Business and International Taxation
Tax Controversy and Litigation
Probate and Trust Law Litigation
Tech & Venture Finance
Government Relations
White Collar Compliance & Defense
Executive Compensation
Mergers and Acquisitions

Bar Admissions



New York


LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1980

J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1977

B.S., University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, 1974

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences, 1974

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Tax Court


American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Vice-Chair/Publications, 2004-2006

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, International Mergers & Acquisitions Subcommittee

American College of Tax Counsel

American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel

American Law Institute

American Tax Policy Institute

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

New York Bar Association

NYU Annual Tax Controversy Forum

Board of Directors

New York University Institute on Federal Taxation Advisory Board

New York University School of Law Graduate Tax Program

New York University School of Law, Wallace-Lyon National Tax Law Workshop

Wallace-Lyon National Tax Law Workshop, Program Chair, 2005

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