Wendy Fein Cooper
What sets Wendy Fein Cooper apart as an attorney is her sharp aptitude for problem solving paired with her insight about family dynamics. These skills are critical to her success both in the estate plans she creates and the business transactions she handles. Her sensitivity to the complexities of family relationships enables her to craft creative, individualized solutions for her clients.
Ms. Cooper joined Dolchin, Slotkin and Todd, P.C. (DS&T), where she is a shareholder, in 1987, bringing nearly 15 years experience in estate and tax planning and estate administration. In her tenure with the firm, she has built on that experience, expanding her areas of concentration to include health law, elder law, business, professional and non-profit corporations. She also works closely with the domestic relations department, preparing pre-nuptial and property settlement agreements, and the estate plans to implement them.
A former paralegal, Ms. Cooper obtained both her J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation in the evening division of Temple University Law School, where she was honored with the Bertram K. Wolfe Award, two American Jurisprudence Awards for Excellence, and honors in Taxation, Trusts & Estates and Remedies. She graduated cum laude with an A.B. in the history of art from Bryn Mawr College.
Ms. Cooper is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and before the U.S. Court of Claims; the U.S. Tax Court; and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is an active member of the Philadelphia Bar Association Probate Section and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Her exceptional legal talents and ethical standards are reflected in a Martindale-Hubbell* rating of AV, indicating very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards.
Ms. Cooper is a member of the Board of Trustees and Vice President of the Jewish Publication Society, and on the Board of Directors of Congregation Adath Jeshurun. She has served on the Planned Giving Committee of the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, the local Florence Melton Adult Mini-School Advisory Committee and the Cheltenham Township Economic Restructuring Committee. She provided pro bono counsel to the Elizabeth Blackwell Heath Center for Women and the Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays.
A lifelong musician who has performed with numerous orchestras and choirs, Ms. Cooper is also a theater and film buff, and is ardent about knitting, which she calls “the hobby for overachievers.” Ms. Cooper and her husband live in Laverock.
*Martindale-Hubbell® ratings are determined based on peer review, and are one of the primary ways attorneys are evaluated by corporations seeking counsel and by other attorneys making referrals or seeking counsel outside their jurisdiction.