RICHARD L. FOX, ESQ.
Charitable Giving. Philanthropy.
Private Foundations. Trusts and Estates.
Richard Fox is the author of the treatise, Charitable Giving: Taxation, Planning and Strategies, a Thomson Reuters publication, and the Tax Management Portfolio, Tax-Exempt Organizations – Reporting, Disclosure, and Other Procedure Aspects, a Bloomberg Tax publication. He is also the author of a national quarterly bulletin on charitable giving and nonprofit tax issues for Thomson Reuters and writes and speaks frequently on issues pertaining to nonprofit organizations, estate planning and philanthropy, including having spoken on philanthropic topics at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning (University of Miami Law School).
He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a member of the advisory board of the Estate Planning Journal and Bloomberg BNA Tax Management and a commentator for Leimberg Information Services, Inc. and the Planned Giving Design Center. He previously headed the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy Program at the American College as the Sallie B. and William B. Wallace Chair in Philanthropy.
Fox, who holds an LL.M. degree in taxation from New York University School of Law, is a frequent contributor to various periodicals, including Taxation of Exempts, Estate Planning Journal, the Journal of Taxation, and Practical Tax Strategies.
He has been named by Worth Magazine as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in the country representing affluent families and individuals, including in the areas of estate planning, private foundations, and philanthropy, as well as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in these areas. Fox has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.
Fox holds an LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law, a JD from Temple University School of Law and a BBA in Accounting from Temple University School of Business.
Tax and Philanthropic Solutions
- Creation of legal structure for a new tax-exempt institute for journalism to which one of American’s largest for-profit local newspapers was transferred by one of America’s leading philanthropists.
- Establishing and obtaining tax exemption for newly formed private operating foundation owning vast real estate holdings and operating in the states of Texas and Virginia.
- Advising client on $15 million contribution of real estate limited partnership interests to local university to create Center for Civic Engagement.
- Creation of “Type III” supporting organizations to support schools of communications at two of the country’s leading universities.
- Creating a charitable trust as a private operating foundation housing historic estate, visitors center, and gardens and hosting events for world leaders, including presidents of countries throughout the world.
- Advising private foundations on joint ventures, program-related investments, set-asides, foreign grants, grants to for-profit organizations, and compensation issues.
- Assisting individual client on contribution of art collection to one of the country’s leading art museums.