As a member of the firm’s Litigation and Trusts and Estates practices, Kendra’s practice is devoted to the representation of fiduciaries in fiduciary matters involving estates, trusts and guardianships with the primary focus on the representation of corporate fiduciaries and banks in complex trust and estates matters. Kendra provides advice and assists her clients in the management of fiduciary risk, document interpretation, and the application of legal standards, statutes and various regulations in the fiduciary setting as well as litigation of fiduciary matters in Orphans’ Courts throughout the Commonwealth.
What does Kendra do for Clients?
Kendra’s practice focuses on the representation of corporate fiduciaries in complex trust and estate matters. She brings over 30 years of experience and an in depth knowledge of the law as it pertains to fiduciary issues in including trust modification and termination, litigation related to the reasonableness of various fees, property related issues and resolution of contested matters.
How does Kendra spend her free time?
Kendra loves to travel and to spend time with family and friends. She is an avid gardener, dog lover and an erstwhile interior designer. She loves to cook and also bakes an amazing loaf of bread!
Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1984
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1987
Represented corporate fiduciary in a historic trust involving the transfer of assets, modification of trust and negotiation with stakeholders through a master’s proceeding; Represented corporate fiduciaries in fee disputes; Represented various parties in appellate proceedings involving agency issues; Represented beneficiary of probated will in a Will Contest resulting in withdrawal of contest;
Best Lawyers in America®
Lawyer of the Year®, Best Lawyers, Litigation-Trusts and Estates, 2020-present
Best Lawyers®, Lawyer of the Year, Fiduciary Litigation, 2017, 2023
2018 Women of Influence, Central Penn Business Journal
Philadelphia Magazine Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rated
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lancaster Bar Association, Past-Chair of Law Review Committee and Nominating Committee, past Member of Judiciary Committee and Board of Directors
Lancaster County Orphans’ Court Rules Committee
Economic Development Corporation of Lancaster, Executive Committee, Board, Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
The Hamilton Club of Lancaster, President, Board of Directors
Franklin & Marshall College, Member, Leadership Council and Alumni Volunteer
Lancaster County Civil Rules Task Force, Member
Lancaster County Community Foundation, Community Volunteer, Grant Reviewer
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Past Board Chair
United Way of Lancaster County, Past Board Member and Campaign Committee Member
Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court Rules Committee, Vice-Chair
Joint State Commission on Decedents Estates
Visiting Nurse Association, Past Board Member
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
September 15, 2020 - Estate Planning and the Upcoming Elections
July 20, 2017 - Win One for the Fiduciary – The PA Supreme Court Clarifies the Interplay of UTA Provisions
McNees Client Alert
March 7, 2014 - Orphans' Court Update
Say It Isn't So – Has Pennsylvania Adopted No Fault Trustee Removal?
January 19, 2014 - Orphans' Court Update
The Fiduciary Exception to the Attorney Client Privilege
March 21, 2013 - Orphans' Court Update
Nonjudicial Settlement Agreements – Are They the Silver Bullet We All Thought They Were?
April 16, 2018 - The Challenges of Representing a Client with Diminished Capacity
August 29, 2017 - McNees’ Kendra McGuire to Speak at Pennsylvania Bar Institute Event
August 24, 2017 - Living in Harmony in Lancaster: Land Planning, Development & Conservation
February 24, 2016 - Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges Mid-Annual Meeting
February 17, 2014 - Contempt Proceedings in Orphans' Court
September 21, 2013 - What's New in Orphans' Court & How to Avoid it