Cozen O’Connor: Fishman, Alexia

Alexia M. Fishman

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-4743

(215) 665-2013

Alexia focuses her practice on sophisticated estate, tax, and business succession planning for high net worth individuals and families. She provides advice on such matters as the preparation of wills, defective grantor trusts, insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, and generation-skipping planning. Alexia has experience in advising clients on charitable planning, including the establishment of private charitable foundations, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable lead trusts.

Alexia currently serves as a member of the board of directors of The Nichole Canuso Dance Company, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit dance company.

Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Alexia served two years as a law clerk to Judge James S. Halpern of the U.S. Tax Court. Alexia earned an LL.M. in taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center and her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, from which she graduated in the top 5 percent of her class. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.
 

Publications

Tax Update: Big Changes in the Estate and Gift Tax Laws Require Attention

January 22, 2018

Robert Friedman and Alexia Fishman discuss important changes to the estate and gift tax rules that likely will have an impact on your estate plan.

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • Georgetown University Law Center, L.L.M., 2010
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2004
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Tax Court

Judge James S. Halpern, U.S. Tax Court

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Estate Planning Council