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AK&W was organized by three senior attorneys aiming to build a regional boutique firm to address complex and serious legal matters. The firm is headquartered inChester County, Pennsylvania, with a regional presence in the greater Philadelphia area and South Jersey.  We offer legal services in a broad range of planning, litigation, compliance and transactional matters.

The AK&W team has more than sixty years of combined legal practice and industry experience in a broad mix of practice areas.




  • Mike has 25 years of client counseling and advocacy in all areas of civil litigation, contracts and commercial law

  • large firm training and experience and years of boutique practice that includes first chair management and trial of complex liability claims and business disputes

  • years of first chair advocacy in securities litigation, including securities industry arbitrations in venues all across the United States

  • cost-effective problem solving that often includes alternative dispute resolution such as mediations and commercial arbitration proceedings

  • resides in Paoli, Pennsylvania


Judicial Law Clerk - United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1988-1989, Hon. John B. Hannum

J.D., Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, 1988, Cum Laude

  • Temple Law Review

  • Faculty American Jurisprudence Award – Secured Transactions

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1984

  • Dean’s Honor List 1983-1984 Academic Year




  • a seasoned trial attorney, Bob has litigated a wide range of commercial and liability claims on behalf of entreprenuers, businesses, insurers and their insureds

  • counsels small to mid-sized companies on a broad range of commercial, transactional and employment issues

  • represents executives in matters of executive compensation and employment law issues

  • experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts

  • spent the first fifteen years of his legal career in the fast-paced professional environment of a large national law firm

  • licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

  • resides in Berwyn, Pennsylvania


J.D., Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, 1995, Cum Laude

B.A., Temple University, 1988




  • Lee has years of first chair representation of individuals, trust companies and other financial institutions, corporations, insurers and their insureds in substantial civil litigation matters in court and ADR proceedings

  • represents individual and institutional clients in the areas of trust and estates, trust administration, fiduciary/Orphans' Court litigation, elder care and personal law

  • returned to private practice in 2013 after serving in a national role as a Director and Business Development Officer for Barclays U.S.-based trust company, Barclays Wealth Trustees (U.S.), N.A.  At Barclays, Lee's responsibilities extended to overlapping issues of wealth planning, trust structuring and compliance with state trust law provisions throughout the United States

  • years of first chair trial experience in business disputes, liability claims and casualty litigation, including auto and trucking, nursing home and securities law disputes

  • proudly follows in the footsteps of his late father, Robert G. Allman, Esquire, who practiced law and was a civic leader for many decades in the Philadelphia area

  • licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New Hampshire

  • resides in Media, Pennsylvania


LL.M Taxation, Temple University School of Law, 2015

J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1993

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1988

Related Industry Licenses and Certifications: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Life Insurance

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