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A native of Westfield, Tom Phelan joined the firm in 1990. Tom specializes in estate planning and will drafting, as well as, estate and trust administration and foundation law.
Tom received his Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law in 1971 after graduating from Williams College in 1967. He serves on the board of or as counsel to many family and community foundations. He began his career at Chadbourne Parke in New York City and was a partner of Stryker, Tams and Dill for many years before joining the firm.
A frequent speaker on estate planning, Tom has also been active in the community, having served on the Westfield Board of Adjustments, the Board of the Westfield Foundation and many years as parent chair of Boy Scout Troop 72.
BARBARA DOYLE FRANTZ
Barbara Doyle Frantz is a partner with the firm, where she has worked since 1995. Her primary areas of practice include trust and estate planning, estate administration and related tax work, residential and commercial real estate transactions and small business planning, sales and purchases.
Barbara received her Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School, Class of 1991, and her BA in English/Political Science from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1986.
Barbara resides in Mountainside and is active in a number of organizations in the community, including currently the Westfield Rotary Club, the Westfield Area YMCA Board and her church. Barbara enjoys living and working in the local community and the opportunities it provides to serve and support local charities and organizations.
MAUREEN E. KEHOE
Maureen E. Kehoe has been an Associate with the firm since 2006. Her primary areas of practice include trust, estate, real estate, guardianship, copyright and representation of non-profit corporations.
Maureen received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) in 1985, where she specialized in environmental law, land use and public utilities, and she received her B.A. in Economics from SUNY-Buffalo in 1982. Maureen was previously employed at Rothfelder Stern LLC, where she specialized in public utilities and telecommunications law, the Office of Counsel to the Governor (NJ) and the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
She resides in Westfield with her family.
GRETCHAN R. OHLIG
Gretchan R. Ohlig is a partner of the firm where she has worked since 2013. Her primary areas of practice are estate planning and estate and trust administration, guardianship matters, and real-estate law.
Gretchan received her JD from St. John’s University School of Law after graduating from UNC at Chapel Hill. Prior to practicing with the firm, Gretchan was employed with Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Anello in New York City, where she specialized in white-collar criminal defense and general litigation. Gretchan also clerked for United States District Court Judge Raymond J. Dearie in the Eastern District of New York.
Gretchan moved from a big-city law firm to PFO’s small-town practice so she could serve her local community, and she especially enjoys the relationships PFO’s team has established with its clients and their families.
She lives in Westfield with her family, where she is active in the community and serves on the Westfield Board of Education. Gretchan was also a founding trustee of the nonprofit Liam’s Room, Inc. When she’s not working, Gretchan is an avid runner and a busy mom.