what we do
AREAS OF PRACTICE
We are a full-service firm, equipped to represent clients in an extensive range of complex legal issues with a special focus in Municipal Law and Zoning & Land Use. We assist individuals, families, businesses, and organizations in suburban Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania
Municipal law encompasses the representation of local government units such as townships, boroughs, zoning hearing boards, authorities and commissions. Our attorneys advise local governments in all matters affecting their daily operation and governmental functions. This includes land use and zoning law issues, drafting and negotiating municipal contracts, labor agreements and development agreements, as well as prosecuting violations of codes and ordinances.
Zoning & Land Development
Zoning and Land Use law involves the regulation of the use and development of various real estate. Kilkenny Law is focused on working with our clients to reach their goals for zoning and land use. We purposely maintain an active practice representing developers in boroughs or townships to which we do not serve as solicitor. We firmly believe that the perspective we bring as a result of this work enables us to help municipalities and developers collaborate and negotiate more effectively, and achieve better outcomes.
Commercial & Personal Injury
Our lawyers know what it takes to help you assess the overall impact of the other party’s carelessness on your physical health, finances, work and personal life, and we may be able to help you obtain fair compensation in your case. We have successfully handled various kinds of personal injury claims, including vehicle accidents, product liabilities, wrongful death, and premises liability.
Family Law refers to the court proceedings involving the family unit, including custody and divorce, child and spousal support, adoption, child abuse, surrogacy and artificial conception, and parental rights and liability. The Firm represents individuals in family law matters, including those related to divorce and custody, in Montgomery County and other surrounding counties.
Labor & Employment
Labor and employment law includes employee discipline and discharge, harassment and discrimination, personnel policies / handbooks and affirmative action plans, labor management issues, including grievances and arbitration, employment contracts, ADA complaints and related issues.
Education Law deals with issues of both student and teacher's rights, student safety, matters of code of conduct and student discipline, discrimination at school, and curriculum standards and funding.
Real Estate Law
Real Estate law directly impacts almost everyone on a daily basis and you might not even realize it! Real Estate Law covers disputes between landlords and tenants, homeowners issues such as property taxes, insurance, and home improvement, and land use laws.
Estate Planning, Trusts & Wills
Estate Planning, including trusts and wills, is an important step in protecting the client’s assets and ensuring that their wishes are carried out correctly. A properly planned estate will prevent intestate laws from determining the disposition of property in an estate and aids in reducing inheritance taxes. The Firm assists individuals in estate planning matters in Montgomery County and other surrounding counties.
Criminal cases are pursued by prosecutors on behalf of the government in response to violations of criminal laws. Criminal law practice also covers juvenile justice, expungement, and criminal rights and defense. The Firm represents criminal defendants in a wide array of cases, in Montgomery County and other surrounding counties.
We provide plaintiff or defense representation in state and federal courts, and often resolve conflicts without filing a lawsuit and staking everything on a trial. Areas include breach of contract, tort claims, professional malpractice, real estate claims and construction disputes.