Jimmy B. Pittleman, Shareholder

The cornerstone of Jimmy’s practice is to help people by solving their problems and contributing to their growth and success. His nearly 50 years of legal experience is complemented by an in-depth background in finance, including a number of years working for the IRS as a Revenue Agent and Tax Law Specialist, as well as several years as an investment banker at Legg Mason.

With a commitment that the client’s interests always come first, Jimmy takes ownership of and responsibility for their issues and sees them through to resolution. This contributes to the fact he has many long-standing clients, some dating back to the 1970s. Jimmy, who is also a Certified Public Accountant, concentrates his practice on tax, corporate, securities, business and succession planning, and estate planning. He is especially interested in helping successful businesses and individuals where there are challenges in overcoming dysfunctional ownership and family situations.

Jimmy has received an AV Rating, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ for his legal ability and general ethical standing, and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® listing for over 25 years. Jimmy has been involved in numerous charitable and civic endeavors. He was the recipient of the James Keith Public Service Award by the Fairfax Bar Association.

  • J.D., Georgetown University, 1966
  • B.S., Accounting & Business, University of North Carolina, 1962
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Beta Gamma Sigma
Admitted to Practice
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Tax Court
Areas of Concentration
  • Business and Succession Planning
  • Corporate
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax
  • Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Wealth Preservation Techniques
Professional Activities
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • D.C. Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Greater Washington Society of CPAs
Honors & Awards
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 1990-2016 –Tax Law
  • 2006 Virginia Super Lawyers – Tax
  • 2007 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer – Tax
  • Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” 2005, 2006 — Business Law
  • SmartCEO magazine “Legal Elite” 2011
  • Washingtonian magazine’s “Best Lawyers” 2011 and 2013
  • 2001 James Keith Award Recipient for Public Service, Fairfax County Bar Association
Community Activities
  • Woodmont Country Club, Rockville, MD
    • Past-President
  • Northern Virginia Family Services and Care Advisory Committee