Kelly Phillips Erb
Kelly Phillips Erb has both her JD and LL.M. in Taxation from Temple University School of Law. Her primary practice area is tax law including trusts and estates; domestic and international tax planning; formation and administration of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations; tax compliance work and tax controversy matters such as delinquencies, offers in compromise and audits.
Kelly graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, NC, before heading to Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. While at law school, Kelly interned at the estates attorney division of the Internal Revenue Service. At the IRS, she participated in the review and audit of federal estate tax returns, even leading in a successful audit.
She authors the popular "Taxgirl" blog, which has been consistently recognized by the ABA Journal as one of the top blogs written by lawyers: in 2014, the blog was added to the ABA Journal "Blawg 100 Hall of Fame." Kelly is also a senior contributor to Forbes and has a regular column with Bloomberg Tax.
In addition, Kelly has written and has been interviewed about taxes for CNNMoney.com, Reuters, Time and AOL’s WalletPop. She has been tapped for her ability to explain taxes in plain English by numerous media outlets, including National Public Radio’s Marketplace, ABCNews.com, Esquire, CBS Radio, Marketwatch, Inc. and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Kelly has also published Ask the TaxGirl: Everything Parents Should Know About Filing Taxes (Including Child Care Expenses, Medical Costs, and the Earned Income Tax Credit) and Home, Sweet, Rental: Busting the Hype of Homeownership together with Forbes.
In 2012, Kelly received the "40 under 40" award, which recognizes young professionals in the Delaware Valley as determined by the Philadelphia Business Journal. In 2013, she was named as one of 23 Main Line Today’s “Power Women” which celebrates women making an impact in the region. In 2014, she received the inaugural Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Practice Section Award during the PBA Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon on May 15, 2014, at the Hershey Lodge, Hershey and was recognized as a "Top Tax Attorney" by Suburban Life Magazine.
Kelly is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) and served for many years on the PBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Section Council. Her other current bar association affiliations include the American Bar Association, Chester County Bar Association, and the Montgomery Bar Association (associate member).
Kelly is a member of the bars of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is licensed to practice in front of the U.S. Tax Court. She is also permitted to engage in pro bono practice in her home state of North Carolina through Legal Aid of N.C.
Kelly is also a mom to three children, so she can add science fair expert, cupcake baker, and sports mom to her resume.
Phone: 610.993.2690 x305