Pepper Hamilton announced that Justin H. Brown has joined the firm as a partner in the Tax and Estates Practice Group, resident in the Philadelphia office.

Mr. Brown focuses his practice on estate and tax planning, estate and trust administration, and estate litigation. He advises clients in connection with wealth transfer, asset protection and business succession strategies. He also counsels fiduciaries with respect to their duties and obligations in connection with the administration of estates and trusts. In his probate and Orphans’ Court litigation practice, Mr. Brown represents both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in will contests, fiduciary accountings and guardianship proceedings.

“As someone who has spent his entire career in the Philadelphia region, I have always been impressed with the team at Pepper Hamilton,” Mr. Brown said. “I am thrilled to join the firm.”

Mr. Brown is the second lateral partner to join Pepper Hamilton this summer, following the addition of Callan G. Stein (Health Sciences, Boston). He is the eighth lateral partner to join the firm in 2018.

“We are excited about our newest partners at Pepper,” said Thomas J. Cole, Jr., Managing Partner of the firm. “Justin and Cal are all incredibly accomplished attorneys whose experience will be valued by the firm’s clients. The fact that Pepper continues to bring on such high-quality lateral partners is evidence of the strength of our services and the continued growth of the firm.”

Mr. Brown serves as an adjunct professor at Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law. Before joining Pepper, he was a shareholder of Flaster Greenberg.

Mr. Brown received an LL.M. from Villanova University School of Law and a J.D., cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law. He received his B.A., with College Honors, from Washington University in St. Louis.