James B. Pittleman - Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.
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James B. Pittleman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 703-218-2124

Jimmy Pittleman, a principal, is the firm’s senior tax and corporate attorney, and a Certified Public Accountant. In addition to practicing law in private practice for over 40 years, Jimmy has worked for the IRS both as a Revenue Agent and a Tax Law Specialist in the National Office, specialized in corporate reorganization transactions and spent several years with Legg Mason, a New York Stock Exchange firm, in their investment banking department. Jimmy has over 45 years of practical business experience. He concentrates his practice on tax, corporate, securities, business and succession planning, and estate planning.

Most recently, Mr. Pittleman was recognized in the 2009 and 2010 Best Lawyers in America list published in Best Lawyers publication.

Practice Areas:

  • Business and Succession Planning
  • Corporate
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax
  • Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Wealth Preservation Techniques


  • J.D., Georgetown University, 1966
  • B.S., Accounting & Business, University of North Carolina,Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma, 1962

Professional Activities:

  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association – Business and Taxation Sections
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia C.P.A. Society

Community Activities:

  • Woodmont Country Club, Rockville, MD
    • Past-President
  • Northern Virginia Family Services and Care Advisory Committee

Awards / Honors / Distinctions:

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • 2006 Virginia Super Lawyer - Tax
  • 2007 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer - Tax
  • Named one of Virginia’s Legal Elite for 2005 and 2006, Virginia Business Magazine
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2005, 2006 and 2009
  • 2001 James Keith Award Recipient, Fairfax County Bar

Admitted to Practice:

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Tax Court

Georgetown University Law CenterLL.B 1966The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillBSBA 1962

Case History

Joint Venture between two cmpanies which had over 30 entities — Worked as tax counsel and was able to structure transaction so that client''s tax liability was only 3% of the value of what was received.

Client Comments

"Jimmy sees the larger issues and broader picture while working with clients. He can be depended upon to offer excellent and timely advice. He heads a great team with his firm's staff and administrative support personnel."

-Richard Leonard
Homes, Lowry, Horn & Johnson, Ltd.

"My dealings with Jimmy and his firm have been typically around contractual issues. In the beginning of each process, Jimmy asks the right questions and brings up longer-term issues that I had not even considered. By having this foresight, he is more than a lawyer but a great business advisor. He has enough experience that he can advise by bringing up situations he has dealt with in the past. "

-Jim Horner
Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd.

Office Location

1775 Wiehle Avenue, Suite 400
Reston, VA 20190
United States

Practice Areas

Tax Law (Accounting, Business and Succession Planning, Corporate, Family Businesses, Income Tax, Partnership, Tax Planning, Trusts and Estates, Wealth Management)