Ballard Spahr LLP

Wendi Kotzen

Current View:

This content is provided by Wendi Kotzen.

Practice Areas

Wendi, Tax Group Co-Leader, advises clients on the taxation of all types of real estate transactions, including UPREIT, like-kind exchanges, acquisitions, dispositions, and real estate transfer taxes. She also advises on state and local tax matters, as well as tax aspects of corporate matters, including M&A. Wendi also focuses on the new Qualified Opportunity Zone tax incentive.


Admissions: Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Professional Memberships

Philadelphia Bar Association, Tax Section; past Chair (2000-01), Tax Section State and Local Tax Committee; past Chair (2005-06)

American College of Tax Counsel, elected member


Author/Co-Author of Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminar materials:

"Qualified Opportunity Zones - What Are the Rules?," January 2019

“Realty Transfer Tax Update 2018,” August 2018

“How The New Tax Law Impacts Real Estate,” September 2018

Co-author, of Ballard Spahr alert:

"Update on Qualified Opportunity Zones: First Set of Guidance Issued," October 26, 2018


George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors)

New York University School of Law (LL.M., taxation)