Pittsburgh, PA, September 22, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Peacock Keller Partner Richard J. Amrhein on Aug. 27, 2012, was a co-presenter of “Trusts, Estate Planning, and Insurance Applications” at the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Marcellus Shale Conference, held at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pa. Mr. Amrhein, who concentrates his practice in estate planning and administration specializing in planning for minerals, oil and gas, addressed the application of family limited partnerships, general partnerships, trusts, corporations, limited liability companies and outright transfers of Marcellus Shale interests.
Within the context of estate planning principles and Pennsylvania oil and gas law, Mr. Amrhein encouraged tax professionals to consider each client’s needs, intentions, ownership interests, family members and charitable giving options in order to build sound financial plans. He also emphasized the timing of gifting, and methods of transference as crucial considerations.
Mr. Amrhein has been a lawyer with Peacock Keller since 1984. He became a partner of the Washington, Pa. full-service law firm in 1991. In addition to estate planning and administration and in particular for minerals, oil and gas, Mr. Amrhein provides counsel and representation in guardianship matters, contracts, business organizations and real property. He is admitted to practice throughout the courts of Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania, Washington County and Allegheny County bar associations.
Peacock Keller’s coal, oil, gas, shale gas, mineral and energy law clients include some of the largest producers of fossil fuels in the nation. The firm’s attorneys have worked extensively with clients on issues pertaining to asset acquisition, mineral title examination and analysis, asset disposition, property taxes, subsidence, zoning and land use and numerous related matters.
About Peacock Keller – Peacock Keller, located in Washington County, is among the largest and longest established full-service law firms in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The firm provides corporate and individual clients with experienced and knowledgeable legal services at affordable rates, helping to solve legal problems while avoiding future legal issues. Peacock Keller attorneys provide mediation services and sound legal counsel in the areas of business, corporate and nonprofit law; civil, insurance and medical malpractice litigation; coal, oil, gas, shale gas, mineral and energy law; construction law; elder law; employment law; estate administration and planning; guardianship; hospital law; personal injury; real estate law; and school law. To learn about the firm, visit www.peacockkeller.com.