I am and estate planning, asset/creditor protection and estate/trust administration attorney practicing primarily in Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, Philadelphia, Bucks and Berks Counties.
Estate Planning and Asset Protection: I represent clients in the preparation of Wills and Trusts used to properly distribute assets to a spouse and future generations in a way that will best protect beneficiaries from federal and state taxes, divorce, judgement creditors and professional liability.
Estate & Trust Administration: I represent Executors, Administrators and Trustees in all phases of probate and trust administration. My goal is to protect the client from the liability risks associated with their position while reducing the tax burden and for estate or trust.
Elder Law: I counsel clients and their families about the rules for Medicaid qualification should long term care be necessary. This planning will reduce the heartache associated with financial concerns associated with paying for nursing home care.
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I endorse Doug whole heatedly!! Doug has assisted numerous clients of mine and was always available, knowledgeable and spot on with his analysis. I highly recommend Doug Kaune for all your estate planning and elder law needs!
Daniel Hanifin Litigation Attorney
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I've sought Doug's help on several estate planning matters and have always found him to be diligent, intelligent, and highly knowledgeable of the field. Doug is a proven attorney and I wouldn't - and don't - hesitate to refer clients to him for their estate planning needs. I, of course, endorse Doug.
Ryan Trifelitti Real Estate Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|2015 Top Lawyer||Mainline Today||2015|
|2015 Top Lawyer||Suburban Life Magazine||2015|
|2010 Top Lawyer||Main Line Today Magazine||2010|
|Estate Planning Attorney of the Year||Attorney's Abstract||2008|
|Martindale Hubbel Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|American Juris Prudence Award||WUSL||1996|
|Outside Counsel||Phoenixville Area Senior Center||2003 - Present|
|Outside Counsel||Optimistic Real Estate Associates, L.P.||2001 - Present|
|Outside Counsel||BLSH Enterprises, L.P.||2000 - Present|
|N/A||Chairman of Elder Law Section||1998 - Present|
|Partner||Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees, P.C.||1996 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2009 - Present|
|Devon Preparatory School Endowment||Member||2007 - Present|
|Phoenixville Area Senior Center||Director||2004 - Present|
|Malvern Business Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Phoenixville/Spring City Bar||Member||1999 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Chester County Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Family Limited Partnership||Successful|
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|Special Needs Blog||Save Your Personal Injury Award With OBRA Special Needs Trusts||2010|
|UTBF Estate Planning Blog||Remember to Review Your Tax Allocation Clause||2010|
|UTBF Estate and Grandfather||Roth IRA Conversion Might Equal Estate and Inheritance Tax Savings||2010|
|Trust and Estate Blog||Medicaid Exception: Transfers to Disabled Child||2010|
|Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees Newsletter||Wills and Beneficiary Designations Working Together||2008|
|Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees Newsletter||Protecting Beneficiaries' Inheritance From Divorce||2007|
|UTBF Legal Newsletter||Life Insurance For Estate Planners||2007|
|UTBF Legal Newsletter||Elder Law Planning After the DRA||2006|
|Pennsylvania Nursing Home Guide and A Consumer’s Guide to Understanding and Protecting the Rights of Nursing Home Residents and the Elderly||Planning for the Cost of Nursing Care||N/A|
|Widener University School of Law||Law||JD||1995|
|Dickinson College||Political Science||BA||1992|
|Devon Preparatory School||N/A||N/A||1988|
|Estate Planning Round Table||The Divorce Proof Inheritance||2015|
|Beneficiary Designation Issues and Answers||Proper use of beneficiary designations||2008|
|Hoover Financial Group||Protecting Beneficiaries From Creditors and Divorce||2007|
|Heiser and Associates Client Review||Estate Planning and Asset Protection||2000|