David Pardys is an employee benefits and executive compensation attorney in Holland & Knight's Philadelphia office. He focuses his practice on ESOP, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and executive compensation.

Mr. Pardys represents private companies, selling shareholders, financial institutions and independent fiduciaries in all facets of an ESOP transaction. He handles ESOP transactions in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, food service, insurance, travel services, financial services and healthcare.

In addition, Mr. Pardys possesses an in-depth knowledge about tax-exempt entities, federal tax law and representations before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

In the community, Mr. Pardys is an adjunct professor at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where he teaches classes in Federal Income Tax and Employee Benefit. He previously was an adjunct professor in the graduate tax program at the Georgetown University Law Center.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation
  • Rutgers Law School, J.D.
  • Rutgers University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • The ESOP Association
  • National Center for Employee Ownership

Speaking Engagements