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Edward M. Luria

Senior Partner

Ed joined the firm as a partner in 1992, bringing along his many years of experience in Delaware special entities, trusts and estates, and tax law.  In addition to continuing his practice in those areas, today Ed proudly boasts decades of experience and encyclopedic knowledge with respect to railroad finance.  When he isn't busy sharing his passion for structured finance, he can usually be found applying his enviable analytical skills to his fantasy football team, swimming laps in the nearest pool, or spending time with his six grandchildren.

Practice Areas: Railroad equipment finance, tax law, estate planning and employee benefits.

Education: University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D.); New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation); University of Pennsylvania (B.A.).

Admissions: District of Columbia; State of Delaware; Commonwealth of New Jersey

Judicial Clerkship: Attorney-Advisor to Hon. John W. Kern, Jr., U.S. Tax Court, 1968-1970

Languages: French and German

Publications: Tax and estate planning editor, Accountants Workbook Series, Matthew Bender & Co. (1985-1992), CCH, Inc. (1992-1995).  Contributor (with N. P. Damico), "For Small Employers, 401(k)/Profit Sharing Enhanced by $150,000 Compensation Limit", Benefits Law Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Summer 1994); co-author (with C. Bruce and S. Gray), "Protection of Assets Trusts," Trusts & Estates Magazine (Nov. 1991 and Dec. 1991 - two parts), co-author, Tax Management Portfolio 88-2d, “Discharge of Indebtedness” (1975), co-author, Tax Management Portfolio 153-3d, "Tax Court-Trial of Case" (1975); several articles for the Accountants Workbook Series (see above) on tax, business organizations, employment benefits, and estate planning matters; several Tax Management Memoranda for Tax Management, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Memberships: American Bar Association (Member, Committee on Closely-Held Corporations, Committee on Estate and Gift Tax, Committee on Value-Added Tax); D.C. Bar (Member, Section on Taxation); Delaware Bar Association (Member, Section on Taxation, Section on Estates and Trusts).

Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV in both the District of Columbia and the State of Delaware.

T:   (202) 393-2266
E:   ed@alvordlaw.com