Jerry Dolchin thinks of himself as unusual: the moment he was introduced to the subject in law school, he was immediately drawn to tax law. His fascination with the field has given him an edge in his practice, which encompasses taxation, healthcare, business law, corporate law and estate planning. His intricate knowledge of the areas in which he practices allows him to conduct himself with an ease that belies his cunning and skill. He thrives on the challenges, and believes it should be pleasant for his clients as well. “I am fortunate,” he says, “in that much of what I do is ‘wellness work,’ or planning for the avoidance of problems. There is no reason this can’t be fun for the client as well.”
One of the founding shareholders of Dolchin, Slotkin & Todd, P.C. (DS&T), Mr. Dolchin currently serves as the firm’s managing shareholder. He spent three years as an associate, then a partner, with a large Philadelphia law firm before going out on his own.
Mr. Dolchin was awarded a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University. He majored in political science at Pennsylvania State University, for which he earned a B.A.
Mr. Dolchin is a member of the Real Estate and Probate Law and Tax Law sections of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Tax Law section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Section on Taxation of the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Academy of Healthcare Lawyers. His Martindale-Hubbell* rating of AV indicates both very high legal ability and ethical standards. He is admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. Tax Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals, the 3rd Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court.
*Martindale-Hubbell® ratings are determined based on peer review, and are one of the primary ways attorneys are evaluated by corporations seeking counsel and by other attorneys making referrals or seeking counsel outside their jurisdiction.