Most people think estate planning is simply passing wealth to your heirs tax-free.... more
Most people think estate planning is simply passing wealth to your heirs tax-free. But this makes estate planning sound as if it is for the super-wealthy when in fact it applies to everyone. Although planning for death and taxes are important, it is just one aspect estate planning. When individuals create an estate plan their primary goals should be (1) protecting their assets; (2) ensuring... view profile
Jane K.Penhaligen specializes in the areas of estate planning, trusts,business... more
Jane K.Penhaligen specializes in the areas of estate planning, trusts,business succession planning, asset protection, probate and trust administration. A well crafted estate plan often assures a smooth transition of assets, including businesses. Ms. Penhaligen is committed to working with her clients to assure that their personal and financial needs are provided for in their estate plan.... view profile
My firm specializes in estate planning and tax law. Because these areas of the law... more
My firm specializes in estate planning and tax law. Because these areas of the law deal with sensitive subjects, my goal is provide peace of mind. In my practice I strive to help people manage difficult situations so that they end up in a safer and more secure place. I started practicing law in 2007 in Philadelphia. I started out as a business litigator. While I had some great experiences... view profile
Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.