About

 

Kathleen Maloles, Trust and Estate Attorney

  • Marriage
  • Purchase or sale of a home
  • Death of a family member
  • Administering an inheritance
  • Receiving a diagnosis of a critical illness
  • Birth of a child
  • Purchase, sale, or start-up of a business
  • Planning for death or disability
  • Divorce
  • Planning for a child with special needs
  • Gifting of real property or financial assets

Kathleen A. Maloles is the founder of Maloles Law, LLC.  She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Kathleen focuses her practice primarily in the areas of Trusts and Estates, Transactional Real Estate and Divorce Law.  Kathleen also assists start up businesses owners and entrepreneurs with the transactional needs of their respective businesses.

With respect to Probate, Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration matters, Kathleen counsels Executors, Administrators or Trustees in effectively and efficiently administering simple to complex Estates and Trusts from inception to end. Kathleen utilizes her previous experience working in the Title Insurance Industry at DST Land Transfer, Inc. and the Law Offices of Harper J. Dimmerman, P.C. when representing clients with real property issues in conjunction with administering and settling decedent’s Estates. Kathleen also represents clients in matters before the Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court and New Jersey Superior Court. Kathleen’s Estate Administration practice includes assisting clients with Ancillary Probate, preparing death tax returns, fiduciary income tax returns, as well as informal and formal court accountings. She has a proven track record of informally settling decedent’s Estates whether they be solvent or insolvent. Kathleen also has experience in settling Decedent’s debts with creditors and abating interest and penalties assessed by the IRS.  Prior to establishing her solo practice, Kathleen served as Partner at Lam & Maloles, LLC, and also headed the Estate Administration Department at a boutique firm specializing in Trusts and Estates Law in Center City Philadelphia.

Kathleen graduated Cum Laude from Temple University with a B.A. in Psychology and earned her J.D. from Widener University School of Law. In 2009, she accomplished an Estate Planning Certification through the Graduate Tax Program at Temple University Beasley School of Law. Kathleen was also selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers-Rising Stars 2010 Edition, which was published in the June 2010 issue of Philadelphia Magazine. A Rising Star is one of a select group of Pennsylvania’s top up-and-coming attorneys who must be 40 years of age and under or have practiced law ten or fewer years. Being named a Super Lawyers Rising Star is a peer nominated distinction awarded to only the top 2.5% of lawyers in each state.

During her free time, Kathleen serves as Legal Counsel to the Board of Directors for the Philippine Medical Society of Greater Philadelphia and the University of Santo Tomas Medical Alumni Association, Tri-State.  She also volunteers for Wills for Heroes, the American Cancer Society and Wags Rescue.

 

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