It might sound odd when talking about Estates and Trusts, but we love what we do! So few lawyers enjoy their day-to-day work, but I have assembled a group of attorneys and paralegals that enjoy this niche practice. We are laser focused on estate law and on helping our clients achieve their goals. We purposefully remain a boutique firm, rather than being swallowed up by one of the mega-firms that would love to have us. When considering law firms, bigger isn’t always better. One person, such as yourself, can easily be lost in the shuffle if a firm has too many clients or too many areas of practice. Law firms that focus on other sectors, like corporate work or real estate, can quickly put their estate planning clients on the back burner. When you become our client, you are important to us. Estate law is all we do!
Five ★ Review on Google, Oct 20, 2016, Klenk Law
“Peter is excellent. I had a very complicated situation with my parents’ estate planning and potential Medicaid needs. Peter was very knowledgeable in estate planning matters and able to define the best solution for the situation. Additionally, he was congenial and able to communicate effectively to my senior citizen parents the benefits of estate planning. He earned my trust, and more importantly, my parents’ trust in a 45 mins consultation period. Highly recommend Peter. He is very easy to work with.”
For over 25 years I have built a legal practice based on the idea that law is a service industry. To succeed in the long-run, clients must come first. We must listen carefully to client concerns, include them in the decision-making process and explain this complex area of the law in easy to understand terms.
You come first. We make this process convenient and adjust our schedule to work for you. We work weekends and evenings by appointment. Our main office is in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square, but we have meeting locations close to you, whether you are in Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Bucks, Camden, Burlington, Berks, Lehigh, or Lancaster Counties. We also have meeting locations around all of New Jersey and in New York City. We can even come to your home or meet via Skype or Facetime. Whatever is more convenient for you, we will make it happen.
I believe in transparency. Our fees are straightforward and fair. It has taken years of education and experience to reach our level of knowledge, for which we charge a fee. But, I also understand that if I charge too much or don’t provide good service, our clients will just move to another firm. I believe we have arrived at an equitable balance.
Our mission is to make estate planning, probate and even estate litigation as pain-free as possible and after 25 successful years, this formula seems to be working.
Five ★ review on Yelp, Sep 30, 2016, Klenk Law
“Peter recently gave a presentation about Wills & Trusts at my employer, and it was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable and provided valuable information to the group. People were very engaged and asked several questions, all of which Peter thoroughly answered. Personally, my husband and I have selected Peter to help us with our estate planning and he has been very helpful in providing us with all of the information we need to provide a secure future for our family. Thank you, Peter!”
With the client in mind, I have divided my estate planning firm into three areas:
By listening to our clients, we address their estate planning concerns and needs in an efficient manner. One of our core strengths is explaining complex tax or asset protection techniques in an easily understood way.
Not satisfied with the estate planning education that I received in law school, I obtained a Masters in Law (LL.M.) focused in taxation from the prestigious New York University School of Law. It took me years to complete this degree, traveling to New York City evenings following a full day as a member of the U.S. Navy JAGC stationed in Philadelphia. It was exhausting, but the effort was worth it.
I recognize that the time following the death of a loved one can be confusing and complicated. The multitude of issues that follow a death can vary from the sale of real estate, traversing family history minefields or even unraveling complex tax problems. Most executors are unfamiliar with probate’s complexities, and I see it as my firm’s job to reduce the executor’s burden and to help bring the estate to a swift conclusion.
To address this varied area of the law I have assembled a team of attorneys, paralegals and tax preparers who focus exclusively on probate matters. This focus allows them to quickly, efficiently and economically assist the executor in probating the estate.
Sometimes the only way to solve a conflict is to take the matter to court. With that in mind, I have assembled a litigation team whose sole focus is will challenges and other estate related litigation matters. This is What We Do! We’ll work with you to strategize, analyze and keep the process moving in the right direction.
Early on in my practice, I realized that litigation in estate matters cannot be a part-time job, which is why my firm is one of the few to have a dedicated estate litigation team. The personality of a good litigator is very different from that of an attorney who is skilled in probate matters. When faced with an estate litigation matter, you are much better served by hiring an attorney who only handles Will Challenge and Estate Law conflict cases rather than working with a lawyer who attempts to handle these issues part-time.
We try to be very clear about what your expectations should be and don’t over-promise. The truth is not all battles are worth fighting. We will give you a realistic assessment of the situation, including costs so you can make an informed decision. We rely on our years of experience handling estate law matters to guide you with confidence.
Five ★ Review on Yelp, Jan 06, 2017 Klenk Law
“Tremendous firm with bright, kind and tenacious people. Great representation for our family.”
Feel free to contact us with your questions; you will not regret the call.