Estate Planning, Probate/Estate Administration, Trust Creation/Administration, Personal and Business Tax Planning, Asset Protection, Business Law and Business Succession Planning
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.
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.
Attorney, Friedman & Friedman, LLP- 2005-2008
Member Attorney, Thomas & Libowitz, P.A.- 2008-2014
Cum Laude Graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law