Wendy Fein Cooper is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She brings over forty-five years of experience to her position as Shareholder with Dolchin, Slotkin & Todd, PC. With a wide range of expertise in matters relating to financial planning and security, Ms. Cooper is widely sought after for her work in tax law, wills and estates, trust planning, and probate.
After graduating cum laude from Bryn Mawr with an undergraduate degree, Ms. Cooper realized she needed stable work to get through graduate school. She settled on being a paralegal, and quickly realized she had a knack for it. As she tells it:
I was doing very interesting things. And despite having an uncle and two cousins who were lawyers, I really decided to stick with law because I found it so fascinating. And I like doing it. I like relating to people and being able to help them on a one on one basis.
Ms. Cooper was accepted to Temple University, where she graduated with both her Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Taxation. While in school, she was widely honored for her academic excellence and legal acumen. After graduation, she spent nearly fifteen years developing her specialization in a wide variety of taxation issues. In 1987, she joined Dolchin, Slotkin & Todd, where she is known for her comprehensive understanding of the complicated family dynamics that can be at work in tax and estate planning law.
Today, Ms. Cooper has expanded her practice to include health law, elder law, and business issues, with the goal of using her near half-century of legal experience to meet the diverse needs of families. “I do anything that has to do with trusts or estates or tax provisions. I love complex drafting,” Ms. Cooper notes. It is her genuine enjoyment of the complicated and nuanced work of tax law, combined with her commitment to making her services valuable and accessible to families, that makes Ms. Cooper unique in her field. “It doesn’t feel like work,” she adds. “It’s coming up with creative solutions to problems and then helping my clients decide what’s best for them.”
Ms. Cooper is an active member of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. She is also the vice president of the Jewish Publication Society and a doting grandmother.