Dan A. Schulder

Member

Harrisburg

(717) 703-5905

(717) 703-5901

Dan concentrates in the areas of taxation, mergers and acquisitions, business finance, general corporate planning, real estate, and zoning law. His practice primarily involves all aspects of federal, state, and local taxation, structuring business organization, merger, acquisition, disposition, recapitalization and reorganization transactions, developing debt and equity financing strategies, providing business planning and corporate formation counseling, and all aspects of acquiring, developing, financing, leasing, and zoning of commercial and residential real estate.

In addition to his legal experience, Dan is a certified public accountant and has served on various committees for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and its South Central Chapter. He currently serves on the State Tax Committees of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as its Legislation and Multistate Tax Conference Committees. He is a member of the Dauphin County Bar Association, where he served on various committees; the Pennsylvania Bar Association, where he currently serves on the Tax Council of the Tax Law Section, was a past chairman of the Tax Law Section, and the immediate past delegate for the Tax Law Section to the Association's House of Delegates; and served on the American Bar Association's Business Law Section. He was elected a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. 

Dan is active in the Harrisburg community, and has served on the board of directors of the Jewish Community Center and the Rabbi David L. Silver Yeshiva Academy as well as treasurer of both organizations. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors and is past treasurer of Kesher Israel Congregation.  He has also served on various committees for the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg.

Dan earned his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, his Master of Laws in Taxation (L.L.M.) from Georgetown University Law Center and his law degree from Dickinson School of Law. 

Experience

News

U.S. Supreme Court: E-commerce Subject to Use Tax Collection

June 26, 2018

Dan Schulder, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Tax Practice, authored in the article “U.S. Supreme Court: E-commerce Subject to Use Tax Collection,” in CPA Now, a Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants publication.

Cozen O’Connor, PLS Introduce PA Tax Recap

July 06, 2012

Cozen O’Connor, PLS Introduce PA Tax Recap

Dan Schulder Elected Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel

April 10, 2012

Dan Schulder Elected Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel

Cozen O’Connor Opens Two New Pennsylvania Offices - New Offices in Harrisburg & Wilkes-Barre

July 09, 2009

Cozen O’Connor, one of the country’s largest 100 law firms, announced the opening of two new Pennsylvania offices in Harrisburg and Wilkes-Barre. Located at 305 N. Front Street and 120 S. Franklin Street respectively, the offices will offer full service capabilities to local businesses.

Publications

Wayfair Decided – E-commerce Subject to Use Tax Collection [Tax Alert]

June 27, 2018

Dan Schulder discusses the 5-4 Supreme Court ruling that out-of-state online retailers can be held responsible for collecting use tax from their customers without having a physical presence in the state.

Group Homes Were Not Charitable [Tax Alert]

July 23, 2015

The court agreed with the trial court that the taxpayer had not established that it donated or rendered gratuitously a substantial portion of its services. The evidence was that the taxpayer received charitable contributions that varied around one percent of its annual expenditures, but the contributions, at least in substantial part, were a return from its parent of fees charged for management services

Failure to File Post-Trial Motions Waives Issues [Tax Alert]

July 23, 2015

The taxpayer filed a complaint in the nature of a request for declaratory judgment to void the tax sale. After a trial, the taxpayer filed a Statement of Matters Complained of on Appeal, but had not previously filed post-trial motions.

Amended Report is Not a Refund Claim [Tax Alert]

July 02, 2015

The court held that the regulation was a reasonable interpretation of the statute and under its plain terms, an amended report did not constitute a petition for refund in because the amended report lacked information that must be included with a complete refund claim.

Spot Assessment Stricken [Tax Alert]

June 16, 2015

A divided panel of The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania held that a reassessment of property upon the expiration of a KOZ abatement was an unlawful spot assessment. Duke Energy Fayette II, LLC v. Fayette County Board of Assessment Appeals, No. 1406 C.D. 2014 (Pa. Commw. Apr. 14, 2015).

Practice Areas

Education

  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • Georgetown University Law Center, L.L.M., 1992
  • Syracuse University, B.S., 1983
  • Pennsylvania
  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Tax Counsel
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants