Estate planning Attorney Jobs Philadelphia

Our People

Klenk Law specializes in trusts, wills, estate planning, probate, and will challenges and will contests, with offices in Philadelphia, Bucks County, Allentown, New York and New Jersey.

Peter L. Klenk

Peter was raised on a farm located 60 miles north of Minneapolis, Minnesota. While working several jobs to pay for his education, he graduated cum laude and with honors from the University of Minnesota in 1987 and graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1990.

Furthering his study of estate, gift and generation skipping taxation, Peter earned an LL.M. in Taxation from the top-ranked NYU tax program. An LL.M. is an intensive one-year program focusing on a single area of the law that is in addition to the typical three-year J.D. program.

Following a family tradition of military service, Peter served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy JAG Corp. In 1992, the Navy awarded his team of attorneys a Meritorious Unit commendation for providing estate planning services to more than 10, 000 service members deployed to the Middle East during Desert Storm/Desert Shield.

After leaving the Navy, Peter focused his practice in the area of estate planning. By concentrating his practice exclusively on estate planning, Peter is able to provide his clients with an understanding of the subtleties, including most recent changes in gift, estate, inheritance and generation skipping taxes.

Since founding his own firm in 1998, Peter’s estate planning practice has flourished. He now represents clients throughout the country, from California and Washington to Maine and Florida. Based in Philadelphia, he utilizes the most modern techniques to provide estate planning services throughout the country. Business is conducted through email, fax, phone, the mail and overnight delivery or in person at the client’s home or at the office of their local professional advisors. Peter is a member of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Minnesota, New York and Florida state bars.

When not involved with business matters, Peter is an active Mason.

Practice Areas: Trusts and Estates; Wills; Probate, Estate Administration, Litigation.
Training: 1990, Minnesota; 1993, Pennsylvania; 1995, New Jersey; 1996, Florida and New York barsLaw School: University of Minnesota, J.D., cum laude, 1990; New York University, LL.M., Tax, 1997.
College: University of Minnesota, B.A., cum laude, 1987.
Member: Pennsylvania, New Jersey State, Minnesota, New York, Florida Bar Associations
Military: Lt., JAGC, Dept. of the Navy, 1991-1995

Glen H. Ridenour – Litigation

Glen grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City, Kansas, but left the midwest to go to college at the University of Tennessee. There, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Finance with honors. He received his Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan where he graduated in the top five percent of his class and was a member of the Law Review and Trial Team. He became a member of the Missouri Bar in 1991, the Pennsylvania Bar in 1995, and the New Jersey Bar in 2013.

Glen served as a lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General’s Corp of the U.S. Navy from 1991 to 1995. During his four years of military service, his time was split between defending and prosecuting sailors and marines before courts-martial. Following his time in the Navy, he spent two years with the Office of General Counsel for the Department of the Navy practicing employment law.

From 1999 until joining the Law Offices of Peter Klenk in 2012, he was engaged in a practice of intense general litigation with the firm of Margolis Edelstein in Philadelphia. In this position, he handled trial matters before courts in more than a dozen Pennsylvania counties as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Further, Glen has presented numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Pennsylvania appellate courts including twice arguing before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania resulting in numerous published decisions.

In 1999, Glen earned a graduate degree of Masters-in-Divinity with first honors from Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, PA. He currently lives in Conshohocken, PA, with his wife, three children and two dogs.

Tatyana V. Gleyzer – Estate Planning and Probate

Tatyana V. Gleyzer is an associate in the Estate Administration Department. She graduated from Drexel University with bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, concentrating in finance and accounting. Her Drexel co-op was with an accounting firm where she worked as a staff accountant preparing individual and business tax returns and conducting audits. Before going to law school, Tatyana worked as a financial analyst for two years. During law school, she worked in a boutique litigation firm doing commercial and estate litigation.

While at Widener University School of Law, Tatyana served on the Executive Board of the Moot Court Honor Society. She graduated cum laude, also receiving a concentration Certificate in Business Organizations Law, with honors. Tatyana is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Tatyana volunteers with Wills for Heroes, a pro bono program that offers free basic estate planning documents to first responders (police, firefighters, and paramedics).

Related Posts