Amy Neifeld Shkedy
Phone: (610) 624-3392
Fax: (610) 910-3892
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Amy is a Member and Co-founder of Bala Law Group, LLC. She focuses her practice in the areas of estate and gift tax planning, estate administration, pre-nuptial agreements, family business planning and charitable giving.
Prior to founding Bala Law Group, LLC, Amy was a Member of the Private Client Services Group at Cozen O'Connor from 2009 through 2012. Before that, she practiced in the Private Client Services Group at WolfBlock LLP from 2002 through 2009.
Amy has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as a Pennsylvania Rising Star from 2005 through 2011.
Amy grew up in the Philadelphia area and now lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Sagi, and their children, Mia and Guy.
Selected Speaking Engagements:
Act 95: The New POA Law, Changes & Best Practices, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (January 6, 2015)
Estate Planning 101, Philadelphia City Institute Neighborhood Library (January 6, 2014)
Preparation of Gift Tax Returns, Probate and Trust Section Tax Committee of Philadelphia Bar Association (March 28, 2013)
Amy co-authors a regular Trusts and Estates column in The Legal Intelligencer, and has written over forty articles to date. Links to the articles may be found under the "BLG NEWS" tab.
Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, 2002, magna cum laude
Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business, 1998, highest distinction (student marshal, first in class)
Finance Major, Business Law Minor
Temple Law Review
Temple University Law Faculty Scholarship
The Catherine Donahue Memorial Award for Excellence in Estate Planning
Nat M. Wolfsohn Award for Excellence in Real Property
Richard J. Noonan Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Business Law
Professional Associations/Civic Affiliations:
Philadelphia Bar Association (Committees - Solo, Small, Mid-Size Practice, Legislative, Publications)
Philadelphia Estate Planning Council, Current Member, Past Member of Board of Directors
Kaiserman Jewish Community Center ("JCC"), Past Member of Board of Directors
CHOP Legacy Advisors