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Kevin D. Birkhead


Associate
Phone: 215-540-2621
Fax: 215-591-8262
kbirkhead@timoneyknox.com
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Published Works

  • Estate Planning in Pennsylvania, Fourth Edition, PBI Press, 2016

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Taxes and Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, Saint Joseph's University, 2017
  • Estate Accountings; Formal or Informal?, Montgomery County Estate Planning Council, 2017
  • Taxes and Business Strategy, Veterans Entrepreneurial Jumpstart Program, Saint Joseph's University, 2016
  • Closing the Estate: Settlement Agreement or Court Approval, Estate & Elder Law Symposium, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2016
  • Taxes and Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, Saint Joseph's University, 2016
  • Interaction Between Fiduciary Accounting Income, Trust Taxable Income and Distributable Net Income, How to Prepare Fiduciary Accounts, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2015
  • How to Prepare Fiduciary Accounts & Avoid Common Traps, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2014
  • Business Succession Planning, Panelist for Society of Financial Service Professionals - University Partners Program, Saint Joseph’s University, 2013.

Kevin’s practice focuses on trusts and estates, business law and taxation.

He assists individuals and families with estate planning, working to design and implement wills, trusts and powers of attorney, and represents executors, trustees and beneficiaries in connection with probate and trust administration. He works collaboratively to understand each client’s unique objectives and achieve those goals with tax efficiency.   Kevin also works with business owners to plan for the succession of company ownership while accounting for taxation and business continuity.

Kevin assists with the legal and tax aspects of business transactions, including organization of new companies and subsidiaries, secured and unsecured financing, commercial contracts, and structuring asset purchase and stock purchase transactions, mergers, joint ventures and other capital transactions. He frequently represents individual and business clients with residential and commercial real estate transactions, leases, and community association issues.

Kevin was recently chosen to participate in the Montgomery County Bar Association’s Leadership Academy for the class of 2017. He has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Estate & Probate Law for each year since 2014, and regularly blogs and presents on matters of interest in estate and business law.

Kevin holds a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Temple University School of Law, where he received the Faculty Award for Graduate Taxation. He lives in Bucks County with his wife, Rose, and their two children, Patrick and Shannon.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Business, Corporate and Tax Law
  • Commercial and Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate and Zoning Law
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2008
  • New Jersey, 2008

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, with distinction, 2015
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
  • Saint Joseph’s University, B.S., Business Administration, 2003

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014-2016
  • Faculty Award for Graduate Taxation, Temple University School of Law, 2015

Professional Associations

  • Bucks County Estate Planning Council
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member, Business, Banking & Corporate Counsel Comittee & Tax Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Montgomery Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2017
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Probate and Tax Section Committee

Community Involvement

  • Philadelphia Reentry Court, Pro Bono Counseling
  • Saint Joseph's University Alumni Association, Reunion Committee Member
  • Saint Joseph's University Law Alumni Association, Member
  • Coach, Upward Youth Basketball, Southampton, PA
  • Coach, Play 60 Flag Football, Warminster, PA
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