Elizabeth J. Fineman

Partner

215.230.7500, ext. 147
efineman@ammlaw.com

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Practice Groups

Education

  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law, LL.M. in taxation, 2009
  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • Lafayette College, B.A. Government and law, cum laude, 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

 

Summary

Elizabeth Fineman concentrates her practice on domestic relations matters and handles a variety of issues, including divorce, child support, alimony/spousal support, marital taxation, equitable distribution and child custody matters. She has handled many high-income support cases involving an intricate knowledge of both family law and complex financial issues. Additionally, Elizabeth has handled several appellate court matters representing her clients’ interests in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Domestic relations legal cases often involve significant taxation complexities. Elizabeth's advanced education and experience in the tax arena has frequently served as a valuable asset by enabling her to handle a wide spectrum of tax matters in the representation of her clients, especially with business valuations. She serves as a regular speaker on family law topics and has published articles for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Elizabeth is actively involved with a variety of professional and community organizations. She is a member of the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court and served on the executive board for six years. Additionally, she is an active member of the Family Law Section for both the Bucks County Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association. She provides legal services for Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Elizabeth has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star.” As a member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Board of Trustees, Women's Philanthropy Board and campaign cabinet, Ms. Fineman participates in many volunteer and fundraising activities to support members of the Jewish community in Philadelphia, Israel and the former Soviet Union. She is also involved with the local Anti-Defamation League chapter and serves on the Regional Board.  For the past several years,Elizabeth has served as a team captain for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Delaware Valley Chapter’s Annual Walk and has helped to raise more than $15,000 in charitable donations.

Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Law, graduating cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, from Lafayette College, and earned both a Juris Doctor and LL.M. in Taxation from Temple University Beasley School of Law. In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Fineman enjoys extensive travel throughout the United States, Europe, Israel and Iceland. As a Center City resident, she enjoys trying new restaurants. 

Professional Memberships

Bucks County Bar Association, Family Law Section, co-chair (2019 - present) ; Member (2006 - present)
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section (2006 - present)
Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, Executive Board (2010 - 2016); Member (2009 - present)

Civic Associations

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Delaware Valley Chapter, Walk Team Captain (2008 - present)
Delegate,Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates (2018 - present)
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Board of Trustees (2017 - present), Next Gen Executive Board  (2012 - 2018), Leadership Development Program (2011 - 2012), Israel 360, Member (2012), Young Leadership Celebration Host Committee, Member (2012 - 2016) Women's Philanthropy Board (2016 - present),Campaign Cabinet (2014 - present), Lion of Judah Endowment, co-chair (2018 - present) 
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Pro Bono Legal Services, Volunteer (2006 - present), Anti-Defamation League Regional Board (2018 - present), Associate Board (2015 - 2018), Glass Leadership Institute (2013 - 2014)
Co-Editor, Pennsylvania Bar Association "Pennsylvania Family Lawyer" (2019)

Honors, Awards:

Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters (2013 - present)
Named to "Forty Under 40" list of community leaders by Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer (2014)
2017 Isadore Kohn Young Leadership Award from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
 

Elizabeth J. Fineman
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Presentations & Articles

Speaking Engagements:

  • "Tax Cuts & Jobs Act and 2018 Tax Issues Affecting Family Lawyers," Montgomery County Bar Association, 2018
  • "Divorce Cases: Uncovering Critical Information in Tax Returns and Financial Statements," Strafford Publications, 2015, 2017
  • "Child & Spousal Support Basics", Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2017
  • "Goodwill in Business Valuations," Bucks County Bar Association, 2016
  • "Understanding Stock Compensation in Divorce," Bucks County Bar Association, 2015
  • "Family Law Tax Law Updates," Bucks County Bar Association, 2013
  • "Complex Compensation Issues," Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2011
  • "Economic Resources for New Lawyers at the Family Law Institute," Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2011
  • "Ethical Issues in Custody Cases," Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, 2011
  • "Hot Tips in Tax," Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, 2010•  "Divorce Over 50," Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, 2010 

 Publications:

  • "Complex Compensation Issues," Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2011
  • "Economic Resources for New Lawyers," Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2011
  • "Case Notes: Lee v. Lee," Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2009