Kathleen M. Thomas

Attorney

Direct Dial: 267-662-9009
Email: kthomas@hoflawgroup.com

Kathleen M. Thomas, Esquire is an attorney with Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP. She has more than twenty-five years of legal experience, and concentrates her practice in the areas of municipal law, small business corporate law, non-profit and religious organization law, estate planning and administration, and civil litigation.

Recognized as an expert in the areas of Pennsylvania Act 511 taxation, Kathleen serves as Special Act 511 Tax Counsel to the Townships of Upper Moreland, Lower Merion and Abington. She also serves as the Act 511 Hearing Officer to four municipalities in Montgomery and Delaware Counties. She also is a regular speaker at the meetings of the Pennsylvania Business Privilege and Mercantile License Tax Collectors Association.

Kathleen’s expertise extends to issues of corporate governance and other matters related to non-profit organizations, churches and other religious entities, including the Philadelphia Baptist Association.

Kathleen is admitted before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She has argued before the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, Superior Court of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Supreme Court, recently prevailing in the Act 511 tax matter of George D. Fish, et al. v. Township of Lower Merion, before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of the Township of Lower Merion and all Pennsylvania municipalities that impose business privilege tax. She is a member of the Montgomery County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

A longtime resident of Bucks County, Kathleen is a graduate of West Chester University and Temple University School of Law.

Kathleen follows her family tradition of service by volunteering in her community and church. She is a member of Soroptimist International, Bucks County.

Kathleen enjoys reading, travel, baseball and photography.

Kathleen’s recent accomplishments include, prevailing before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of the Township of Lower Merion and all Act 511 municipalities in George D. Fish, et al. v. Township of Lower Merion, as well as publishing an article about the case in the quarterly publication of the Pennsylvania State Association of Townships in 2016.

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