Hilton & Bishop A Professional Corporation

Hilton & Bishop A Professional Corporation

Preeminent Lawyers Offering Comprehensive Estate Planning & Trust and Estate Administration Services

Firm Overview

Dedicated, knowledgeable, experienced
Hilton & Bishop, a Professional Corporation, was established in 1994 as a boutique law firm concentrating in estate planning and trust and estate administration. The firm's two founding shareholders, Frederic H. Hilton and Jodee P. Bishop, took over the Falmouth office of Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar, a respected Boston law firm at which Mr. Hilton was an equity partner and Ms. Bishop trained for 6 years as an associate after law school. Hilton & Bishop provides comprehensive estate and tax planning for individuals, families and business owners.

Hilton & Bishop serves Barnstable County and greater Massachusetts. The attorneys are approachable and dedicated to providing their clients with knowledgeable, creative and common-sense solutions to their legal needs.
Hilton & Bishop has built a thriving practice primarily through referrals. Seasoned attorneys and staff work together to serve client needs, concentrating in:

-Comprehensive estate and tax planning
-Trust and estate administration
-Charitable gift planning
-Planning for families owning closely held businesses
-Strategic advice for businesses and business owners
-Approachable, thorough, efficient
Main Office
Main Office
15A Depot Avenue
Falmouth  MA  02540
Phone
  • (508) 540-6303
Websites
Estate Planning
Estate administration
Hilton & Bishop attorneys represent clients in front of probate courts throughout the Commonwealth and assist executors in carrying on and completing the estate administration process.

In addition, Hilton & Bishop attorneys are licensed to practice in front of the Internal Revenue Service. The preparation and filing of Massachusetts and federal estate tax returns are important aspects of the estate settlement service provided by the firm to its clients.

Hilton & Bishop helps clients understand the tax laws that apply to their situations. This can include post mortem solutions to vexing transfer tax problems.

Jodee P. Bishop

A highly respected member of the Cape Cod legal community, Jodee Bishop is AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of peer recognition possible in the legal community for professional abilities and ethics. Ms. Bishop concentrates her practice in estate planning, charitable planning, planning for families with closely held business interests, and trust and estate administration.

Ms. Bishop is authorized to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.

Bar admissions
-Massachusetts, 1988

Education
-Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1988
-University of Vermont, B.A., 1975

Memberships
-Falmouth Academy, Trustee
-Falmouth Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation, Advisory Committee
-Heritage Museums and Gardens, Corporator
-Upper Cape Bio - Ethics Committee, Member
-Willett Foundation Fund, Grant Committee Chairperson
-Barnstable County Bar Association
-Boston Bar Association
-Massachusetts Bar Association
-American Bar Association
-Real Estate Bar Association
-Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod
-Planned Giving Council (former director)
Education
  • Suffolk University Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Frederic H. Hilton

An esteemed leader of the legal community in Boston and currently on Cape Cod, Frederic H. Hilton has been a legal advisor and trusted counselor to numerous families and their businesses. He has consistently earned the distinction of AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of peer recognition possible in the legal community for professional abilities and ethics. Mr. Hilton concentrates his practice in advising clients in the matter of estate and gift tax planning, and trust and estate administration.

Mr. Hilton is authorized to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.

Bar admissions
-Massachusetts, 1948

Education
-Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1948
-Harvard College, A.B., 1946

Memberships
-Framingham Union Hospital, former Trustee
-Heritage Museums and Gardens, Corporator and former Trustee
-JML Care Center, former Trustee
-The Cape Cod Foundation, former Director
-Village at Duxbury Homeowner's Cooperative, Director
-The Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts (former president)
-Barnstable County Bar Association
-Boston Bar Association
-Boston Probate & Estate Planning Forum, Founding Member
-Massachusetts Bar Association
-American Bar Association
Education
  • Harvard Law School
    LL.B.

Emily M. Kelldorfer

Emily Kellndorfer was a shareholder at Bodman PLC, a large and highly regarded law firm in Michigan before moving to Cape Cod in 2005. Ms. Kellndorfer focuses her practice on estate planning and probate administration, preparation of estate tax returns, and estate and gift tax planning.

Ms. Kellndorfer is authorized to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.

Bar admissions
-Wisconsin, 1997
-Michigan, 1998
-Massachusetts, 2005

Education
-University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1996
-Smith College, B.A., 1980

Memberships
-The 300 Committee, President of Board of Directors
-Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands, Vice President
-Barnstable County Bar Association
-Massachusetts Bar Association
-American Bar Association
-Wisconsin Bar Association
-Michigan Bar Association
-Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod
Education
  • University of Michigan Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Kimberly P. Taylor

Kimberly P. Taylor was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York City before moving to Cape Cod in 2011. At Kirkland, she represented public and private companies and their investors, shareholders and boards in various corporate transactions including sales, acquisitions, financings, minority investments, securities offerings, contract matters and employee matters. In January 2011, American Lawyer magazine featured Kim in its "45 under 45," issue as one of the best young female lawyers in the Am Law 200. Ms. Taylor focuses her practice on transactions and advising businesses, their boards of directors and their owners.

Bar admissions
-Massachusetts, 2011
-New York, 1994

Education
-University of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D., 1993
-University of California at Berkeley, B.A. 1988
Education
  • Hastings College of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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