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State Tax Considerations of Federal Tax Reform (Federal Tax Reform Conference)



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Hear from Patrick Skeehan and Drew VandenBrul on

If you attended the Federal Tax Reform Conferenceon October 3, 2018, or the webcast this course would be considered a duplicate and cannot be used towards your CPE requirement.


The major topics that will be covered in this class include…

  • Recent developments, legislation, and guidance
  • Impact on other state tax areas, including financial statement reporting and compliance, credits and incentives, and planning and transactions


Drew VandenBrul has 30 years of experience as a state & local tax professional advising companies across all industries on complex Pennsylvania and multistate tax planning, tax controversy, transaction and compliance matters, including income, franchise, realty transfer and sales & use taxes.

His time in Philadelphia includes 10 years with Arthur Andersen, 5 years with Exelon Corporation, and 11 years with KPMG, where he was a State & Local Tax Partner.

Drew leads Grant Thornton’s national Legal Entity Optimization (LEO) practice, helping clients drive business efficiency and tax value through their legal entity structures. Drew co-leads Grant Thornton’s State Tax Return Review (STaRR) practice.

He has served middle-market companies, private equity funds, and publicly-traded traded companies in the financial services, real estate, telecommunications, manufacturing, power & utilities, automotive, life sciences, and healthcare industries.

Drew regularly consults with companies and economic development agencies on complex matters involving Pennsylvania’s Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) program, including qualification for, and quantification of tax benefits.

As an adjunct professor in the Villanova Graduate Tax program, Drew teaches two courses in income & franchise taxes and advanced state and local tax issues in business transactions.

Professional qualifications and memberships:

Drew is a member of the AICPA and an active member of the state and local tax committees of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (PICPA), Philadelphia Chapter of the Tax Executives Institute (TEI), and Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (co- chair).

He serves on the Villanova Graduate Tax Program Advisory Board. He served on the 2003 Philadelphia Tax Reform Commission and has been actively involved in the 2021/2022 Philadelphia Tax Reform Working Group.

Drew has spoken before many organizations, including Council on State Taxation (COST), State Tax Roundtable for Utilities & Power (STARTUP), Northeastern States Tax Officials Association (NESTOA), PICPA, TEI, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Broadband Tax Institute (BTI), Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA), Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), and Villanova and Temple University Schools of Law.

Community involvement:

Drew is on the Board of Trustees of Natural Lands trust and Chairs the Finance Committee.


Drew received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Lehigh University and his Master of Taxation from Villanova University

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