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Thomas Joseph Barnes

Business Attorney at Willow Grove, PA

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also known as Thomas J. Barnes

  • Licensed for 41 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1982
    Active No misconduct found

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

I am an estate planning and business lawyer. As an estate planner, I help people and their families plan for incapacity, the distribution of their assets to those they want to get them, and the minimization of death taxes. As a business lawyer, I counsel business owners on matters like setting up the business and choosing the right form of entity, contracts, financing, regulatory compliance, taxes and dissolution. I also have expertise in commercial real estate and in federal securities laws.

Estate Planning

As a Montgomery County estate planning attorney, I prepare wills and trusts, and lifetime planning documents for clients. Lifetime planning documents include financial powers of attorney and health care powers of attorney or advance directives. If appropriate for a client’s needs and wishes, I prepare living trusts and provide advice on what a living trust can accomplish, as well as their advantages and disadvantages, the administration of the trust during the life of the grantor, and the Pennsylvania inheritance taxation of trusts. Also as an estate planning lawyer, I counsel clients on non-tax planning issues relating to spouses, such as post-nuptial and pre-nuptial agreements, and a surviving spouse’s elective share.

Business Law

As a business attorney, I provide general corporate and strategic business counseling to executives and owners of private companies. I am experienced with a range of issues, including business formation, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing and succession planning. As a corporate law attorney, I work extensively with both early-stage and mature businesses in several industries, including technology, publishing, retail, commercial real estate, and manufacturing. I counsel clients on contract matters with customers and suppliers, landlords and tenants, employee liability matters and the rights and obligations of company owners. I am also experienced in securities and corporate financing laws and transactions. 

In my business law practice, I represent real estate investors, developers and owners in the purchase and sale of real estate and in a wide range of commercial and residential real estate matters. I have experience in negotiating and documenting commercial mortgage loans for both lenders and borrowers, including traditional term loans, lines of credit and construction loans.


Egbert & Barnes, P.C.
349 York Road
Ste 100
Willow Grove, PA, 19090

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Posted by Greg | December 4, 2015
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I have retained Tom Barnes to handle numerous matters for my firm. His work product is good and his fees are reasonable.


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Egbert & Barnes, P.C.
  • 2006 - Present


  • Temple University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2004
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Villanova University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Federal Estate Tax
  • Completed
  • Purchase of business
  • Completed
  • Purchase of business
  • Completed
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  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)
  • Realty Transfer Taxation in Pennsylvania
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Wharton Business Economics and Public Policy Department
  • Business, Insurance and Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • 16th Annual Real Estate Institute
  • Realty transfer tax - Pennsylvania
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Business Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is a very competent business attorney. I have discussed several business issues with him over the years and have referred several very satisfied business clients to him as well."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tom Barnes for well over 25 years. His law office is near my prior office in Jenkintown, PA. He is an attorney of impeccable ethics and is extremely knowledgeable. I have referred two of my friends to him in the past few months for real estate related issues and both have been extremely happy with his advice and recommendations. I strongly endorse him as a highly capable attorney who handles not only real estate matters but also commercial matters. I will continue to refer clients to him in matters I do not handle because he has the unique ability to transcend challenging issues to earn successful outcomes for his clients."
Willow Grove Business Lawyer Thomas Joseph Barnes
Thomas Joseph Barnes
Business Attorney
Willow Grove, PA
Licensed for 41 years