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Who is she?
Years ago, before she was a Senior Contributor at Forbes, Kelly Phillips Erb sat in a law class wearing an irritating blue suit, an awful experience she vowed not to try again. To avoid the situation, Kelly registered for a tax training course, and she enjoyed it. She enrolled for such classes and earned an LL.M Taxation. Additionally, she also earned a Juris Doctor. Kelly is an alumnus of Meredith College. She received her law degree and Masters of Law from the Temple University School of Law. The mother of three resides and works in Southeastern Pennsylvania.


What does she do?
Ms. Phillips is a high-ranking columnist at Forbes Media. Her main contributions are on tax policy, tax security, and technology. She is the founder and managing shareholder of The Erb Law Firm, P.C. The firm is more interested in tax law for businesses and families.

Additionally, Kelly is also an author. She has published four books in collaboration with Forbes. At her blog with Forbes, she refers to herself as Taxgirl. The blog has earned her recognition by the ABA Journal as one of the leading blogs written by lawyers. In 2013, the tax attorney was inducted to the Blawg Hall of Fame. Ms. Phillips has also contributed tax articles for Trulia, and AOL’s WalletPop. Her ability to explain taxes in simple English has earned her a spot at CBS Radio’s Marketwatch, Inc., National Public Radio’s Marketplace, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Kelly has received numerous accolades since she started her career. She has been named Philadelphia “40 Under 40”. Moreover, she was awarded a maiden honor for the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Section in 2014.


Why watch?
Kelly is a top tier attorney at tax, trusts, and estates. Watching out on her will provide essential insight on how to deal with these issues. Nonetheless, she offers quick tips on the ever-changing tax codes. Kelly provides the pros and cons of each aspect of law. Further, she also focuses on interesting tax history, especially the tax laws that people find ridiculous. Kelly’s mission is to prove to the world that tax pros are people.