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Dr. Elijah Anderson



Michael Caven


Phillip Cuffey



Kathleen Kirkpatrick, Esq.


Dr. Carlton Payne


Jennifer Pokempner, Esq.


Dr. Joseph Radelet



Jennie Sikes, Esq.


Colleen Williams


Dr. Jason Wingard




Jennie Sikes, Esq.


Virginia P. Sikes is a partner in the Business Department and chair of the Tax Section at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP. She serves as the firm's Financial Partner and a member of the firm's Management Committee. Her practice concentrates on tax controversies, state and local taxation, and tax-exempt organizations. Ms. Sikes has served as counsel to other law firms on tax-exempt and state and local tax issues. She has counseled tax-exempt organizations on numerous matters, including a reorganization involving the creation of the first national bank held by an exempt organization. Ms. Sikes has represented national corporations in Pennsylvania corporate net income, franchise and sales tax controversies.


Ms. Sikes serves on the Exempt Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and on the faculty of The Pennsylvania Bar Institute, which provides continuing legal education through The Pennsylvania Bar Association.


Ms. Sikes lectures frequently on tax-related matters, and particularly on issues related to exempt organizations. For five years she taught in Temple University Law School's master's program in taxation, and for four years in Drexel University's Master of Science Program in Arts Administration.


Ms. Sikes serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and on its Community Impact Committee. She serves on the board of Wilkes University, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Leeway Foundation, the Columbia Law Alumni Association, and the advisory board of The Nonprofit Facilities Fund. She is a past president of The Philadelphia Cultural Fund and of The Philadelphia Volunteers for the Arts, where she continues to serve as a volunteer. Ms. Sikes is a speaker and course planner in the Philadelphia Bar Institute ("PBI") recurring seminar Representing NonProfit Organizations.


Ms. Sikes is a member of the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations.
Ms. Sikes is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.


Ms. Sikes earned her A.B. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. As an undergraduate, she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

She received a J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law, New York, NY, in 1981. She was a Stone Scholar each year at Columbia, and served as editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems.


Ms. Sikes served a clerkship with The Honorable Max Rosenn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit before entering private practice in 1982.

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