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Peter L. Klenk

Founder, Principal Attorney

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Phone: 215-790-1095

Fax: 215-790-1096

Email:peterklenk@klenklaw.com

Peter was raised on a farm located 60 miles north of Minneapolis, Minnesota. While working several jobs to pay for his education, he graduated cum laude and with honors from the University of Minnesota in 1987 and graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1990.

Furthering his study of the estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes, Peter earned an LL.M. in Taxation from the top-ranked NYU tax program. An LL.M. is an intensive one-year program focusing on a single area of the law that is in addition to the typical three-year J.D. program.

Following a family tradition of military service, Peter served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy JAG Corp. In 1992, the Navy awarded his team of attorneys a Meritorious Unit Commendation for providing estate planning services to more than 10,000 service members deployed to the Middle East during Desert Storm/Desert Shield.

After leaving the Navy, Peter focused his practice in the area of estates and trusts. By concentrating his practice exclusively on estates, Peter can provide his clients with an understanding of the subtleties, including most recent changes in the gift, estate, inheritance, and generation-skipping taxes.

Since founding his firm in 1998, Peter’s estate planning practice has flourished, and he now represents clients throughout the country.

Professional and Community Affiliations:

  • Philadelphia Estate Planning Council
  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms
  • Member of the brotherhood of Freemasonry

Honors and Awards:

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation, US Navy
  • Recognized as a Philadelphia Five Star Wealth Manager (every year since 2012; Estate Planning Part)
  • Received Client Distinction Award 2013 for providing outstanding service by Martindale-Hubbell
  • AVVO Rating – Very Good
  • Rated by Super Lawyers
BACK TO OUR TEAM

Peter L. Klenk

Founder, Principal Attorney

Education:

  • University of Minnesota, B.A., cum laude – 1987
  • University of Minnesota, J.D., cum laude – 1990
  • New York University, LL.M., Tax – 1997

Military:

  • Lt., JAGC, Dept. of the Navy, 1991-1995

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota-1990
  • Pennsylvania – 1993
  • New Jersey – 1995
  • Florida- 1996
  • New York – 1996

Court Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania appellate courts
  • New Jersey appellate courts
  • Florida appellate courts
  • New York appellate courts
  • Minnesota appellate courts
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Tax Court
  • US Court of Military Appeals

What Our clients are saying

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Ellen G.

I have had Peter Klenk prepare and revise my will. Always professional, knowledgeable and offers great advice. Highly recommend

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Alan Kaplan

Peter has done our family's trust and estate work since our children were born. He is not only extremely knowledgeable and honest, but makes sure that our arrangements remain current with the changing legal landscape. I would give him my highest recommendation as a professional in his field.

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CHARLES TOLL

Excellent, knowledgeable team handled a complicated issue with superb results.

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Ronald W.

Peter and his staff are very responsive and always willing to help my clients and in a cost efficient manner.

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Peter is a model attorney who puts his clients first at all costs. His extensive expertise in estate planning and tax planning was a great comfort as we began, and have expanded, our family. He is very thoughtful, generous, and quick witted. His approach towards his business has been an inspiration to his peer group, and his zest for life is extremely infectious. Without reservation, I highly recommend Peter as trusted and cherished counsel

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