Flaster/Greenberg’s corporate/tax practice grows again this year with the addition of attorney Bernard ‘Buz’ Eizen as a shareholder in the Taxation, Trusts and Estates and Business and Corporate Practice Groups. Eizen, who is both a certified public accountant and attorney, will work in the Firm’s Philadelphia office. He acts as trusted counsel to numerous businesses and individuals advising them on structuring their estates and business interests to preserve wealth and minimize tax exposure.
Most recently, Eizen was a founding partner of Eizen Fineburg & McCarthy, a corporate/tax boutique firm located in Center City Philadelphia. He is known as one of Philadelphia’s leading estate and asset preservation planning, taxation and business law attorneys and has a national reputation for his outstanding legal work.
Earlier this year, Flaster/Greenberg welcomed trusts and estates attorney Justin Brown to the firm. Brown is a member of the Taxation, Trusts and Estates and Business and Corporate Practice Groups and works in both the firm’s Philadelphia and Cherry Hill offices.
A frequent lecturer and author, Eizen has addressed professionals at meetings and seminars across the United States and has written several articles in the fields of taxation and estate planning. He has served as Chair of the Editorial Board of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Director of the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, and Director of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council. He has held all governing offices in the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants and served as a member of the Association’s Executive Committee from 1999 through 2006. He currently serves as Director to both the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs and the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.
An active leader in the community, Eizen presently serves as both Director and Treasurer of JEVS Human Services, and is a director of the JEVS Foundation. He also serves as a director of several private charitable foundations, including serving a six year stint as Trustee of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, and as its pro bono general counsel. In addition, he has served as Trustee of Gratz College, as a member of its Executive Committee, and as its Treasurer.
Eizen earned his J.D. and L.L.M. in Taxation from Temple University Beasley School of Law and his B.S. in Accounting from Temple University. He is licensed to practice law in New York, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.
- Bernard Eizen