Michael P. Thomas
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Tax Law
  • Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania
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Summary


Michael P. Thomas is a Partner with MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton LLP. He assists individuals, closely held companies, and larger entities on a wide variety of estate planning, estate and trust administration, wealth transfer, succession planning, tax, and business matters.

Mike routinely assists clients with the design and implementation of both basic and complex estate plans that focus on accomplishing the client's individual objectives and minimizing the related tax consequences. He works closely with individual and corporate fiduciaries throughout estate and trust administrations. Mike has experience advising clients on a wide variety of sophisticated business transactions, employee benefit plan matters, corporate governance questions, and business/succession planning issues. He has also worked with non-profit organizations on a number of different tax and corporate matters.

In addition to clients residing in western Pennsylvania, Mike regularly works with clients located throughout the state of Florida.

Education
Dickinson School of Law
J.D.
Honors: cum laude, Woolsack Honor Society
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Juniata College
B.S. | Accounting
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Professional Experience
Partner
MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton
Current
Speaking Engagements
Trusts & Estates, Regional Cancer Center
Legal Potpourri: Answers to Nonprofit Legal Questions You Didn't Know You Had, Erie Maritime Museum
Awards
Pennsylvania Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Estate Planning Council of Erie
Member
Current
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Erie County Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Estates & Trusts Section Leadership Committee
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member
Current
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Florida Bar Association
Member
Current
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Florida State Bar # 22079
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
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Pennsylvania
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U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
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United States Tax Court
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Law
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Michael P. Thomas' Website Profile
Website
MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton Website
Blog
MacDonald Illig Publications
Contact & Map
MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton
100 State St
#700
Erie, PA 16507
USA
Telephone: (814) 870-7711
Fax: (814) 454-4647