Kelly focuses her practice in the area of estate planning and estate administration. She represents clients in all aspects of estate, trust, and related tax matters, including planning for both simple and complex estates, and probate litigation. Kelly assists clients with drafting Last Wills and Testaments, revocable and irrevocable trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and Advance Healthcare Directives. She also assists clients with gifting and transfers of family assets and closely-held businesses.
In the area of estate administration, Kelly represents clients in all aspects of probate matters, including intestacy proceedings, probate of Wills, marshaling and inventorying estate assets, preparation and filing of federal and state death tax returns, preparation of formal and informal estate accountings, and the final distribution of estate assets to the beneficiaries and heirs of the estate. She also assists clients with post-mortem estate planning opportunities.
Prior to joining Archer, Kelly was a business and corporate attorney with a national law firm where she was involved in transactional law, tax, and trusts and estates matters.
Kelly served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jeanne Covert, Assignment Judge for the New Jersey Superior Court in Burlington County and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Elizabeth Hey, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Professional and Community Involvement
- Co-Chair, Membership Committee, South Jersey Chapter – National Association of Women Business Owners (“NAWBO”)
- Board of Trustees, Interfaith Caregivers
- Camden County Bar Association
- Burlington County Bar Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
Articles and Presentations
- Moderator & Presenter, 10th Annual Estate Litigation Seminar (November 2022)