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Joseph C Bright

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Joe focuses his practice on state and local tax issues. A former chief counsel of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, he has since represented hundreds of taxpayers in state and local tax planning, administrative, legislative, and litigation matters. Joe was also appointed to the 2004 Pennsylvania Business Tax Reform Commission by the leadership of the House of Representatives.

Professional Memberships

American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, Bar Associations


Taxation, a two-volume treatise on Pennsylvania state and local taxation, published by Thompson Reuters, cited a number of times by Pennsylvania courts, and hundreds of tax articles.


University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.; Harvard University, B.A.

Member of the City of Philadelphia Tax Revenue Advisory Committee

Member of the Tax Committee of the Philadelphia Chamber of Business and Industry