I am a passionate and ardent supporter of the second amendment. As an independent guarantee of our federal rights, the Pennsylvania State Constitution further states that:
"Section 21 . Right to Bear Arms
The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned."
It is my duty as an officer of the court to uphold the Second Amendment to the Federal Constitution and also Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution which has given me such a passion to represent gun owners and their right to legally acquire both weapons which do not require a Class III license in Pennsylvania and those that do. It is important that gun rights are not only preserved for the generations using them today but also for future generations who want to keep them as family heirlooms including legal Class 3 weapons.
I achieve this representation by ensuring that NFA trusts and corporations are understood in what they can and cannot do and that gun owners understand the risks associated with not having an adequate estate plan in place to determine the smooth transition of their collection to the next person or family member.
As an estate attorney I focus on protecting the rights of my clients against overburdening probate and taxes and minimizing the expenses associated with an estate. One of the best ways to do this is to have a plan for who gets what assets and in what amounts. Often, guns are either left out of the plan or forgotten about when dealing with other lawyers. Thousands of dollars in weapons end up given to the wrong person or disposed of for far less than market value. After seeing this repeat again and again I now ask every estate client if they have a large collection of weapons and how they would like them to be distributed.
- Duquesne University School of Law
- J.D. (2009)
- Honors: Order of the Barristers Certificate of Legal Studies-China (June 2007) Pro Bono Certificate of Recognition (2009), CALI Award Winner, International Environmental Law (2008)
- Activities: Jessup International Moot Court Team, Federalist Society, Lexis Nexis Representative, Environmental Law Society, Military Law Society, Pro Bono Certificate, Student Bar Association
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