The law firm of Elville and Associates announced today it has opened a new office in Baltimore in the historic Rotunda building. This is the fourth location for the expanding estate planning, elder law and special needs planning firm, adding to its main office in Columbia as well as its locations in Rockville and Annapolis.
The firm was founded in 2010 by University of Baltimore Law School alumni Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M. Its seven attorneys bring a wealth of experience assisting clients with needs ranging from estate planning—wills and trusts, powers of attorney, advanced medical directives, tax planning, asset protection, fiduciary representation, estate and trust administration; elder law—Medicaid asset protection, guardianship, long-term care planning, VA benefits, nursing home selection; and special needs planning—special needs trust, supplemental security income and social security disability, health care decision making and financial and other planning for special needs situations. The firm also specializes in business succession planning and has two of the eight VA-accredited attorneys in Columbia in its firm.
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 education of clients and their families through counseling and superior legal-technical knowledge is the mission of Elville and Associates.
The Baltimore office, located conveniently between the Roland Park and Hampden neighborhoods of Baltimore city, will be led by Mr. Matthew F. Penater, who has been named to the 2014 Maryland Rising Stars List for a third consecutive year by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 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.
“I couldn’t be more excited to lead the new office of Elville & Associates,” remarked Mr. Penater.” “As a boutique estates, trusts and elder law firm based out of Columbia, we are looking forward to bringing our expertise to the residents of the greater Baltimore area. We selected The Rotunda as the base for our expansion into Baltimore as it is currently undergoing a massive revitalization, which will include new luxury apartments, new restaurants and a parking garage. This new Rotunda will be easily accessible for clients with plenty of parking and it will provide the energy and atmosphere to match our firm’s character.”
In his Business & Tax Law practice, he 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.
The new office is located at 711 W. 40th Street, Suite 358, Baltimore, MD 21211.
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