About Howard Soloman
While this section is called "About Us," it really is "About Me". After 15 years with the Philadelphia law firm of Abrahams, Loewenstein & Bushman, PC, I decided to go out on my own. The Law Offices of Howard M. Soloman, PC were formed in 2006.
As for my background, I am a native Philadelphian and my parents still live in the same house in Northeast Philadelphia where I was raised. I am a product of the Philadelphia public school system, having graduated in 1979 from Northeast High School. Like many students from Northeast, I found my way to Temple University. There I earned a Bachelor's in Business Administration, graduating cum laude with majors in Accounting and Computer and Information Sciences.
After graduation, I spent close to two years living in South Florida, working for a small accounting firm. This is where I first discovered my interest in working with small business owners. I began to notice that many interesting issues involving small businesses were being referred to tax attorneys, so I applied to law school. I attended University of Miami Law School at night for my first year of law school, but I graduated from Temple University School of Law in 1986, magna cum laude.
Upon graduating from law school, I worked as an Honors Program Attorney with the United States Department of Justice. While there, I represented the Internal Revenue Service in approximately one hundred cases. Concurrently, I earned a graduate tax degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
When my daughter was born in 1990, my wife and I returned to the Philadelphia area to be closer to our families. That is when I began working for the law firm of Abrahams, Loewenstein & Bushman, where I continued my focus on tax law, estate, and small business planning. I left that firm in 2006.
It always has been my belief that it is critical to get involved in both the legal and non-legal aspects of the community. I therefore have served on committees and the boards of various charitable organizations, including Philabundance, Briar Bush Nature Center, Angel Flight East and Philadelphia Volunteer for the Indigent Program. I am active with my local Boy Scout Troop and I am an Officer of my synagogue, Beth Sholom Congregation. I was also a member of the faculty of the American Institute for Paralegal Studies where I taught courses in Real Estate, Contracts, Business Planning, and Estates.
In 2002, I was honored to receive the Harvesters' Award from Philabundance for my volunteer efforts with the organization; and in 2003, I received an award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association in recognition of my commitment to providing free legal services for the needy.
I am married to Shelly Levy, who is the managing attorney for Homeless Advocacy Project. We have two children, Laynie (born in 1990) and Aaron (born in 1996).
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