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Schnader Saddened at Passing of Herbert Mednick, Long-time Partner and Friend

On November 2, 2005 by Schnader in Litigation


Caroline M. Brobeil
Public Relations Manager
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP


November 2, 2005 – Philadelphia, PA – Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is saddened to announce the passing of a long-time partner and valued friend, Herbert S. Mednick, on October 23, 2005, at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida.  Mr. Mednick, who had retired, was a highly respected tax attorney and a partner with the firm for 35 years. 

“Mr. Mednick was a gifted attorney who was frequently at the forefront of new, developing areas in his field,” said Schnader Chairman Ralph Wellington.  “He will be remembered not only for his knowledge, skill, and leadership, but also for the significant contributions he made to the practice of tax law.  On behalf of the firm, I would like to express our condolences to his family at this very sad time.”

Herbert Mednick had a long and distinguished career, and was often recognized and awarded for his work in the area of tax law.  In addition to working at Schnader, he served as Chairman of the National Tax Committee of the American Bar Association and was instrumental in the passage by Congress of the Innocent Spouse Act, which provides relief from tax, interest and penalties when, under certain conditions, errors or omissions are made on a joint income tax return and the innocent spouse was not aware of the errors or omissions when signing the return.   He also served as an aeronautical engineer at the Philadelphia Naval Base during World War II, and was a Special Agent for the Internal Revenue Service after the war and before going to law school.

Private services were held in Florida.  The family has requested that memorial contributions in Mr. Mednick’s memory be made to the Jewish Federation of the donor’s choosing.   In Philadelphia, contributions may be made to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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