Top Lawyers 2011: The Main Line Area's Best Attorneys in 15 Specialties

Local lawyers pick the 250 best among their peers.

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Photo by Jared CastaldiTrusts, Wills and Estates:
Karen Stockmal

KMS Law Offices, 1055 Westlakes Drive, Suite 300, Berwyn; (610) 524-7865,
Years in practice: 12
Education: Temple University School of Law (1999)

Karen Stockmal may not be involved in all of the courtroom drama that accompanies other specialties, but that doesn’t take away from the weight of her decisions. “Since 2001, the federal tax laws have changed estate planning and made it an increasingly complex area of the law, with more radical changes on the horizon,” she says. “Audits are the thing everyone hopes to avoid. We prepare each tax return as if we know it will be audited. That way, if it is, we’re well prepared and ready to argue any positions we’ve taken.”

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