Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.

Robert G. Dwyer

rdwyer@kmgslaw.com

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Practice Areas

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, B.S.B.A

Admissions & Certifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Affiliations

  • Erie County Bar Association, Former Board President
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Former Hearing Committee Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Erie County, Former Board Member & President
  • Penn Attorneys Title Insurance Company, Former Board Member & Chair

Mr. Dwyer's practice is concentrated on the following: (i) transactions involving acquisitions, dispositions, and mergers of business entities, closely-held organizations involved in successorship planning, and the tax analysis of the consequences of these matters; and (ii) the implementation of sophisticated estate and trust planning and the administration of complex estates and trusts. He was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Mr. Dwyer previously served as an instructor of Accounting and Federal Taxation at Georgetown University School of Business Administration and as a member of the Tax Department of Price Waterhouse in Washington, D.C.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Successfully closed several cash mergers of manufacturing businesses providing over $65 million to clients in each transaction
  • Orchestrated sales of manufacturing businesses for over $25 million and $15 million
  • Administered an estate having assets in excess of $100 million
  • Negotiation of a license on behalf of a food manufacturer procuring world-wide rights to manufacture and sell products using the trademarks of a nationally known television personality
  • Represented the borrower in the refinancing of a 100 unit residential community and the subsequent sale of that facility
  • Developed and implemented a successorship plan for a plastics manufacturer valued in excess of $15 million

Honors & Ratings

Speaking Engagements

  • Firm's Professional Advisor Symposium, October 2013
  • Variety of programs for numerous organizations on estate and financial planning

Community & Professional Service

  • Erie Community Foundation, Board Chair, Trustee
  • United Way of Erie County, Board Member, Former Board Chair
  • Hamot Health Foundation, Former Board Member & Board Chair
  • Springhill Senior Living Community, Former Board Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Erie County, Former Board Member & President
  • The Erie Club, Former Board Member & President
  • Kahkwa Club, Former Board Member & President
  • Catholic Charities, Former Board Member & Treasurer

Firm Involvement

  • Shareholder