Professional Experience

Cheryl is an attorney in PK Law’s Wealth Preservation Department, where she advises clients from a wide variety of backgrounds regarding estate planning and estate and trust administration.  Her practice includes advising LGBT clients on estate and family planning matters, including second parent adoption proceedings.

Cheryl also represents clients (both individuals and non-profit organizations) on charitable tax matters, including:

  • Preparing charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts;
  • Forming and administering non-profits, including private foundations, private operating foundations, and public charities; and
  • Structuring complex charitable gifts.

Prior to joining PK Law, Cheryl was a paralegal and law firm administrator for nearly twenty years, working extensively in the fields of estate and charitable tax planning and providing family-office services to high-net worth individuals and their families.

Ms. Jones is available to present on estate planning topics. Inquiries can be directed to information@pklaw.com.

Personal Information

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • University of Baltimore, B.A., English, magna cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Maryland

Bar Associations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Baltimore County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Member, Baltimore Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Chesapeake Planned Giving Council
  • Member, Partnership for Philanthropic Planning
  • Associate Member, Maryland Non-Profits
  • Selected for inclusion in “Rising Stars” in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016 – 2017

Community  Associations

  • Member, St. Agnes Hospital Foundation Development Committee
  • Treasurer, Longford North Improvement Association

Published Articles

Speaking Engagements

  • Pre-Retirement Seminar – LifeBridge Health, Baltimore, Maryland – January, 2015, June, 2015, January, 2016, July, 2016, October, 2016, January, 2017, June, 2017
  • Estate, Pre-Crisis & Medicaid Planning – ALS Support Group, John’s Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland – September, 2014, March, 2015, February, 2017
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law Basics: Guiding Families in Crisis – Brightview Senior Living, Towson, Maryland – October, 2014, March, 2015, January, 2017
  • Estate Planning 101 – Remax Advantage, Richardson LaGrant Group, Baltimore, Maryland – March 19, 2015
  • Estate Planning Seminar and Expo (geared towards LGBT individuals) – PK Law, Towson, Maryland – October 8, 2015
  • Planning for Long-term Care – Alzheimer’s Association, Sheraton Hotel, Towson, Maryland– May 6, 2016
  • Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Business Through (Estate) Planning – Women on the Move 2016, Associated Black Charities, Horseshoe Casino, Baltimore, Maryland – September 8, 2016
  • Planning Ahead: Legal Issues When Caring for Persons with Dementia – Arden Courts Assisted Living, Towson, Maryland – October 18, 2016
  • Estate & Retirement Planning Workshops – St. Agnes, Baltimore, Maryland – April 4, 2017
  • Pre-Retirement Seminar for Maryland Association of Paralegals – Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland – April 4, 2017
  • Elder Law Basics: Protecting Families in Need – Howard County General Hospital, Ellicott City, Maryland – April 27, 2017
  • Estate Planning & Elder Care 101 – PK Law, Towson, Maryland – monthly

Super Lawyers

 SLRS