Cozen O’Connor: Careless, Robert M.

Robert M. Careless

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-4798

(215) 665-2013

Bob concentrates his practice in the area of state and local taxation law, with an emphasis on personal income, sales/use and property tax matters. Bob has experience representing clients in Act 511 taxation matters, as well as representing clients in tax appeal proceedings before administrative appeal boards. He also has extensive experience representing clients in the collection of delinquent property taxes. Bob is involved in pro bono representation of low-income individuals facing mortgage foreclosure sales and sheriff sales. 

In addition, Bob concentrates a portion of his practice on land use and zoning law. Before joining Cozen O’Connor, he represented townships, boroughs and other local government entities in municipal, land use, zoning, local taxation, eminent domain, code enforcement and litigation matters. Further, he represented municipal clients as solicitor at public business meetings and before zoning hearing boards. 

Bob received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Temple University. Upon graduating from Temple, Bob worked as a full-time law clerk for a Norristown law firm while he attended law school at night. He earned his J.D. from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law in 2011. 

Experience

Publications

Freight Broker Is Not Entitled to Deduct Freight Delivery Charges [Bloomberg BNA]

November 16, 2017

Joe Bright and Bob Careless, members of Cozen O’Connor’s Tax Practice Group, discuss the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s decision that a freight broker, who was taxed on delivery charges although it did not provide delivery services, does not fall within the freight delivery exception of the Local Tax Enabling Act (LTEA) in Bloomberg BNA.

Zoning Hurdles for Budding Pennsylvania Cannabis Businesses [The Temple 10-Q]

October 27, 2017

Bob Careless, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Zoning, Land Use, & Development and Tax Practice Groups, discusses zoning obstacles for medical marijuana operators after the passage of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act (Act 16) in The Temple 10-Q.

Zoning Hurdles for Budding Pennsylvania Cannabis Businesses [Cannabis Alert]

August 09, 2017

Bob Careless discusses how Pennsylvania municipalities are handling zoning cannabis related businesses.

Appeal Dismissed for Failure to File Post Trial Motions

June 13, 2017

Joseph Bright and Robert Careless, of Cozen O'Connor's Tax Practice Group, discuss a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court case where an appellate issue was lost by the failure to file a post-trial motion.

Education

  • Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • Temple University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2006
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania