Richard R. DiFrischia is a partner with Williams Coulson focusing his practice on corporate, real estate, and tax transactions including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, loan structuring and workouts, and general corporate counseling. He has broad experience with the formation and operations of general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and tax exempt entities. In addition, Rich regularly advises clients on selecting the proper business entity with the goal of tax minimization, operating efficiency, and asset protection.
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A strategic and business-minded attorney, Rich forms close relationships with his clients and serves many in a general counsel capacity, advising on day-to-day matters. Rich is also a Certified Public Accountant and often works closely with his client’s chief financial officer and accountants on legal and tax related matters.
Rich is currently a member of the Business Law Section and serves as Vice-Chair of the Taxation Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Allegheny Tax Society and serves on the Cooperation with the Bar Committee of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western and Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Tax Court.
In addition to frequent speaking engagements, Rich has published articles in national tax periodicals relating to state and local taxation of professional athletes and contingent fee auditors. Rich was recently named a Rising Star by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Philadelphia Magazine as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state receive this honor.
Rich received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh and earned a B.S. from Grove City College where he graduated cum laude and with high honors in his major of Financial Management.