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Jennifer L. Zegel joined Kleinbard LLC as practice leader of the trusts and estates group and a partner in the firm’s business and finance department.

Zegel focuses her practice on the representation of clients in the areas of trusts and estates, business law, real estate and employment law.

She handles a wide range of trusts and estates matters including the drafting of wills, trusts, special needs trusts, powers of attorney and health care powers of attorney documents.

In addition, Zegel assists clients in estate, trust and guardianship administration matters, and advises business owners on a variety of issues, with a focus on succession planning.

A significant portion of her trusts and estates practice is devoted to asset preservation and distribution while minimizing potential tax liability on asset transfers.

She has a special focus in estate planning and the estate administration of digital assets.

Prior to joining Kleinbard, Zegel was a partner in Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s estates and trusts group and corporate services department.



Eastburn and Gray’s Kellie A. McGowan is set to present a seminar at the Pennsylvania Bar Association real property, probate and trust law section annual retreat on Friday in Gettysburg.

McGowan’s session is titled: “Drafting and Modifying the PAR Form Residential Agreement of Sale.”

The discussion will cover various issues that arise in residential real estate transactions when using the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors standard residential agreement of sale.

She will identify a number of frequent “hot spots” and how attorneys can use the PAR form to avoid the difficulties that sometimes occur in these transactions.

McGowan is a shareholder and practices in the real estate, land use and zoning, and banking practice areas at Eastburn and Gray.

She represents clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey in residential and commercial real estate matters.

McGowan also represents clients in land use matters.

Elected and Appointed

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young partner Andrew S. Levine was elected to the Lower Bucks Family YMCA advisory board.

Levine co-chairs Stradley Ronon’s environmental practice group.

He concentrates on working with large-scale developers and investors on a variety of energy-related projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region, including CHP plants, large-scale energy efficiency and renewable power and chemical projects, pipeline development and landfill gas facilities.


Community Legal Services and Philadelphia Legal Assistance elected three new members.

Nadeem Bezar, partner at Kline & Specter, was elected to the overlapping boards of directors. Melanie Foreman, associate at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, joined the CLS board.

Shelly Solomon, Fox Rothschild associate general counsel, was elected to the PLA board.

Founded in 1966, the CLS is Philadelphia’s oldest and largest nonprofit law firm devoted to ensuring access to justice for low-income people.

PLA has been Philadelphia’s federally funded civil legal services provider since 1996.


The Legal and Pennsylvania Law Weekly are looking for verdicts and settlements to report.

If you’re a plaintiffs or defense attorney who has obtained a verdict or settlement in Pennsylvania county or federal court recently, email Zack Needles at zneedles@alm.com.