Todd C. Vanett

Chair, Tax

Todd Vanett


Todd Vanett counsels and provides advice to middle-market companies on various matters including corporate and tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and liquidations, and financing transactions. He also counsels clients on business formations and transaction structure, including the use of limited liability companies, S corporations and partnerships. Todd rounds out his practice in his dealings with private investment partnerships (including private equity, venture capital and hedge fund formation and investing) and estate, income tax and asset-protection planning for high-net-worth individuals.

Todd is a former member of the firm’s board of directors, where he served for more than 10 years.

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Representative Matters

  • managed acquisitions of the Stavola Companies, a family-owned and operated business, consisting of asphalt, recycling and constructions materials, and contracting and real estate
  • structured large equity offerings and private investment partnerships for CMS Companies, a wealth allocation and investment management organization
  • structured and negotiated the acquisition of rePlanet, LLC, one of the largest integrated recyclers of used beverage containers in California, and subsequent equity raise and debt financing
  • counseled and negotiated the sale of Para-Chem Southern, Inc., an organization that manufactured, sold and serviced custom formulated specialty coatings, emulsion polymers and adhesives.
  • counseled and negotiated the sale of Peninsula Packaging, LLC, a food packaging products manufacturer
  • counseled on the going-private transaction of Holt’s Cigar Holdings, Inc, cigar and fine smoking accessories manufacturer
  • restructured CB Technologies, Inc, an award winning IT Solutions and services company, and counselled it regarding venture capital investments
  • structured the sale of Brandywine Asset Management, an alternative investing institution that develops and manages a variety of trading programs in the global equity and futures markets
  • restructured and leveraged buyout of Glasstech, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of glass bending and tempering technology for the solar, automotive and architectural glass markets
  • counseled on the sale of Associated Packaging Enterprises, Inc., a distributor of packaging materials and equipment.
  • counseled on the spin-off of real estate assets by Penn National Gaming into a public REIT
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Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law
  • LL.M. in Taxation, Villanova University School of Law
  • B.S., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Board of Trustees, The Walnut Street Theatre
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Tax Section


  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent rating
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