Matthew F. Penater, Esq.

Biography

Practice Areas

Estate Planning, Probate/Estate Administration, Trust Creation/Administration, Personal and Business Tax Planning, Asset Protection, Business Law and Business Succession Planning

Practice Focus

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.

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.

Education

LL.M. (Tax), Graduate Tax Program (Law)—University of Baltimore School of Law

J.D., Estate Planning/Taxation—University of Baltimore School of Law, honors, cum laude

B.S.—University of Scranton

Bar and Court Admissions

Maryland Bar Association

Baltimore County Bar Association

United States Tax Court

United States District Court

Points of Distinction

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. Mr.  Penater 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.
In 2014, Matt was selected to the Maryland Rising Stars List.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers from each state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Professional and Associations Memberships

Mr. Penater serves on the Board of Directors of the Central Scholarship, which enables students to pursue education or training through scholarship opportunities and interest-free loans that fund the gap after all other financial aid has been awarded.

Mr. Penater is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Inc., American Bar Association, and the Howard County Bar Association.

Previous Work

Attorney, Friedman & Friedman, LLP- 2005-2008

Member Attorney, Thomas & Libowitz, P.A.- 2008-2014

Honors

Cum Laude Graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law