I am an attorney with over 25 years of experience. In 2003 I established The Law Office of D. Kathleen Rus, Esq. My practice focuses on the areas of estate planning and administration, business law, and tax-exempt organizations.
Before opening my own firm, I practiced as a tax attorney in the areas of individual, corporate and estate taxes, employee benefits, trusts and estates, and tax-exempt organizations. My current practice is concentrated on two areas — Business Law and Estates, Wills and Trusts — so you can be sure that my advice is focused and up to date. As a Business attorney, I have helped to form and get started hundreds of small businesses, including tax exempt organizations. I am an affiliate of Start-Up Carroll, a program dedicated to helping small businesses get started in Carroll County. I have taught courses at Carroll County Community College on Legal Issues in Business, How to Buy & Sell a Business, Legal Issues for Artists and Succession Planning in Business. As an Estate, Wills and Trusts attorney I help families and individuals plan and administer their estates, implement trust agreements, navigate the probate process and prepare for the future. My goal is to provide clients with high quality, reasonably priced legal services in these areas.
Prior Firm Associations
BLUM, YUMKAS, MAILMAN, GUTMAN & DENICK, Baltimore, Maryland
MILES & STOCKBRIDGE, Baltimore, Maryland
OLWINE, CONNELLY, CHASE, O’DONNELL & WEYHER, N.Y., N.Y.
New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1990
New York Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1987
Hofstra University, B.A. English/Publishing 1980
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