Joseph N. Frabizzio

of counsel


  • Villanova University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation
  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
      • Order of the Coif
      • Managing Editor, Villanova Law Review
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A.


United States Tax Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Supreme Court of New Jersey


Joseph N. Frabizzio is of counsel at Robson & Robson, P.C. and focuses his practice on taxation, succession planning and employment matters.

Mr. Frabizzio helps clients minimize their state and federal tax obligations associated with business operations, mergers and acquisitions and wealth transfer.  He regularly represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities to resolve and defend a variety of tax disputes.

Joe also assists high net worth individuals and business owners with complex succession planning needs.  He develops plans that not only minimize taxes, but also address the specific goals of clients regarding how they will pass wealth to the next generation.  Clients involved with closely-held and family businesses utilize his experience to navigate the legal and practical complexities of how to transition management responsibilities and allow non-participating family members to derive benefit from the business.  Joe is a contributor to The Legal Intelligencer’s retirement planning and trusts and estates columns. 

Mr. Frabizzio advises employers on various aspects of employment law, including executive compensation, restrictive covenants, wage and hour compliance and discrimination.  He works with clients to develop strategies to avoid litigation.  When litigation is inevitable, he brings his years of experience in employment-related litigation to obtain the best possible outcome for the client.

Joe holds an LL.M. in taxation from Villanova University School of Law, where he also earned his J.D. In law school, he graduated magna cum laude, was a member of the Order of the Coif and the managing editor of the Villanova Law Review. He received his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College.

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Robert Frost

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