Matthew F. Penater, Partner at Elville & Associates, Selected to 2016 Maryland Rising Stars List

By: Jeffrey Stauffer, Community Relations Director[email protected], 443-393-7696

Baltimore– Matthew F. Penater, Partner at Elville & Associates, has been selected to the 2016 Maryland Rising Stars list, his fourth consecutive year attaining the award. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

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When told he had been selected to the list for a fourth consecutive year, Mr. Penater commented, “It’s great to be recognized again as a Rising Star. The recognition validates the hard work and dedication I provide to my clients on a daily basis.”

Mr. Penater is a cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. Admitted to practice law in Maryland, Baltimore, before the United States Tax Court and the United States District Court, Mr. Penater focuses his practice on Probate/Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Trust Creation/Administration, Business Law and Tax Law. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Scranton, his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and LL.M. [Masters in Taxation Law] from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Mr. Penater practices primarily in the areas of Probate/Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Trust Creation/Administration, Business Law and Tax Law. In his Estates and Trusts practice, he assists clients from a broad spectrum of net worth in customizing estate plans that meet their specific family’s needs while limiting their exposure to estate tax and gift tax when necessary.

To compliment his Trusts practice, in November 2015 Mr. Penater began work with Waypoint Trust Group, a division within Elville and Associates. Waypoint Trust Group is dedicated to providing trustee and trust protector services, as well as legal representation to trustees.

In his Business & Tax Law practice, Mr. Penater assists clients in structuring business transactions from both a tax-related and business organization standpoint, including company formation (including S-corporations, partnerships and LLC’s) and the creation/implementation of business succession plans. Mr. Penater is particularly focused on Physician and Dental practice representation, addressing the personal and business needs specific to those professions.

Elville & Associates engages clients in a multi-step educational process to ensure that estate and elder law planning works from inception, throughout lifetime and at death. Clients are encouraged to take advantage of the Planning Team Concept for leading-edge, customized planning. The firm considers counseling and education of paramount importance while working with its clients and community.

Mr. Penater leads Elville & Associates’ Baltimore office, which opened December 2014 in the newly-expanded Rotunda complex in the Roland Park area. For more information about Elville & Associates, please visit or call 443-393-7696. You can also follow the firm on Twitter at @ElvilleAssoc.

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