Kathleen brings more than twenty-five years of legal experience, and concentrates her practice in the areas of municipal law, small business and non-profit law, 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, Lower Merion and Abington, among others. She also serves as the Act 511 Hearing Officer to multiple municipalities in Montgomery and Delaware Counties. She is a regular speaker at the meetings of the Pennsylvania Business Privilege and Mercantile 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.
“We feel very fortunate to have someone with Kathleen’s breadth of municipal experience join our firm. Her reputation for dealing with issues involving municipal taxation, particularly in the area of Business Privilege Tax, is outstanding. Her expertise in representing non-profit entities also meshes well with the extensive work our firm already does in that area”, said partner Gilbert P. High, Jr.
Thomas earned her law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from West Chester University in Business Administration. She lives in Warminster, Pennsylvania.
High Swartz LLP is a full-service law firm serving clients in the Delaware Valley and throughout Pennsylvania from offices in Norristown and Doylestown. Established in 1914, High Swartz serves the needs of businesses, municipalities, government entities, nonprofits and individuals. With offices in Bucks County and Montgomery County, the firm provides comprehensive counsel and legal support to individuals and business entities of all sizes across a broad spectrum of industries throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information, go to www.highswartz.com.
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