Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

Jeffrey D. Scibetta

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Practice Areas


  • Georgetown University, L.L.M. in Taxation; Graduate with Distinction
  • University of Pittsburgh, J.D.
  • Cornell University, B.S.; Graduate with Distinction

Admissions & Certifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Mr. Scibetta was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. He previously worked in the Tax Department of the Washington, DC office of Deloitte & Touche. He also served as a Judicial Clerk to the late Arnold Raum of the United States Tax Court. His practice involves complex estate planning and administration, business planning, succession planning, Tax Planning and Real Estate.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Assisted in the administration of a $100 million estate
  • Successfully resolved a dispute with the IRS which saved the taxpayer $1.5 million
  • Estate planning for client with $30 million estate
  • Obtained Federal Estate Tax discount for client based on novel legal theory that saved client several thousand dollars

Honors & Ratings

Speaking Engagements

  • UPMC Hamot Spring Educational Session, May 2014
  • Firm's Professional Advisor Symposium, October 2013
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Hamot Health Foundation
  • Erie Estate Planning Council
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Alzheimers Association
  • Northwest Legal Services
  • Gannon University
  • UBS Financial Services
  • National Business Institute

Community & Professional Service

  • Hamot Health Foundation, Board of Corporators
  • Erie Dance Conservatory, Board Member (2003-2012); President (2009-2011)
  • Mercy Center for Women, Board Member (1999-2003)
  • Stairways Behavioral Health, Investment Management Committee (2003-2009)
  • Erie Runners Club, Board Member (1996-1998)
  • Erie Cathedral Prep School, Assistant Coach

Firm Involvement

  • Shareholder