HARRISBURG, PA—Robert Freedenberg, a former deputy state revenue secretary and former director of the state Bureau of Corporation Taxes, has joined the Harrisburg law firm of SkarlatosZonarich LLC.

Freedenberg has more than 20 years of experience serving as a tax practitioner for government, in private practice, and as corporate counsel. He has also served as a law clerk for state Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor.

Freedenberg holds an undergraduate degree in accounting from Temple University, a law degree from the Temple University School of Law, and a master of laws degree in taxation from the Villanova University School of Law.

He has written extensively on tax issues for the Journal of MultiState Taxation and Incentives, the CCH State Tax Review, and Tax Analysts State Tax Notes.

He said he found his calling while working for the IRS during law school and early in his career. “I started as an internal revenue agent auditing individual and business income tax returns and then worked in the Appeals Division,” he said.

SkarlatosZonarich Managing Partner John R. Zonarich said, “Mr. Freedenberg brings a demonstrated record of innovative and creative experience to our tax and estate practice. He is a solid addition to our team who will complement and enhance the expertise we provide to businesses and individuals.”

Freedenberg is former vice chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Tax Section, a former member of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Tax Committee, and a former member of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber Tax Committee.

He lives in Camp Hill with his wife, Molly, and their two teenage sons, Andrew and Benjamin.

SkarlatosZonarich LLC is recognized on the Central PA Magazine 2011 Hot List for “Best Professional Services.”