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Edward J. Kabala


Pittsburgh, PA

Philadelphia, PA


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Ed is one of the most senior health care and corporate attorneys in Western and Central Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and West Virginia. His practice focuses on:

  • employee benefits
  • business succession
  • estate planning

Ed’s experience also includes:

  • representing professional service organizations since before their acceptance by the Internal Revenue Service
  • business and tax aspects of establishing medical practices and joint ventures
  • representing physicians
  • representing the Allegheny County Medical Society

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Ed is a frequent author and lecturer on mergers, tax, medical reimbursement issues, employee benefits, estate and succession planning and other subjects affecting business and professionals.

Ed has been a board member of KidsVoice, a program that provides legal aid for abused and neglected children, for 10 years and currently serves as President. He is active in fund-raising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and numerous other causes. Ed was a founder and board member of the Cancer Caring Network and Cancer Support Network and a founder and longtime counsel for Orchard Hill Church in Franklin Park, PA.

Ed is the sponsor of the Pennsylvania State University Kabala Family Rugby Hall (opened in 2008), and in 1988 was the first recipient of the PSU Rugby Club Outstanding alumni award. In 2002, Ed was featured in the cable series "Summerall Success Stories."

Honors and Awards

• Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rated
• Named "Pittsburgh Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year," by Best Lawyers (2013)
• Jane F. Hepting Pro Bono Award, Allegheny County Bar Foundation, 2005
• Included in the list of "The Best Lawyers in America" in the area of Health Care Law (1995-2015)
• Included in the list of  "Super Lawyers" by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (1991-2013)
• Included in the list of "Top 50 Pittsburgh Lawyers" by Law & Politics Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine (2006 and 2007)
• Recipient, Cancer Support Network Crystal Award for Community Service (1993)
• Recipient, Muscular Dystrophy Association Millennium Diamond Award for service and organizational support (2001) 
Practice Areas
Taxation and Wealth Planning
Health Law
Tech & Venture Finance
Law Firms and Attorneys
Mergers and Acquisitions
Business Succession Planning

Bar Admissions



J.D., Duquesne University, 1970

B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1964

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

U.S. Tax Court


American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Allegheny County Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

American Society of Medical Association Counsel

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Pennsylvania State University Mount Nittany Society

Board of Directors

President, KidsVoice (Legal Aid for Children)

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