PRACTICE GROUP CHAIR:
David J. DelFiandra
Phone: 412.261.1600 x 255
Email: ddelfiandra@leechtishman.com


Other Practice Group Lawyers

Estates & Trusts

Leech Tishman’s Estates & Trusts Practice Group is engaged in the development of practical, effective estate and business succession planning strategies for individuals, families, businesses and non-profit organizations/private foundations. With rigorous attention to detail, our seasoned team of lawyers utilizes nearly 50 years of combined experience in estate and trust planning, estate administration, tax matters and knowledge of cutting-edge estate planning strategies to formulate an estate plan with the highest level of asset protection. Working closely with the firm’s Taxation Practice Group, we navigate complicated laws and tax codes to provide you with a comprehensive solution that ensures the appropriate disposition of your assets.

Our firm is well-respected for our experience in handling estate planning and administration issues for high net worth individuals and closely-held businesses. Wehave experience with the many corporate and operational business transaction issues involved with the transfer of closely-held businesses. In addition, we are regularly approached by nonprofit organizations and private foundations to advise them on the unique issues and benefits involved with the establishment of lifetime gifting programs.

Our lawyers understand the sensitivity required in the handling of many estate administration matters. We are prepared to facilitate a quick resolution to any controversy that may arise in delicate situations.

Our Estates & Trusts Practice Group has experience in the following areas:

  • Will Planning and Administration
      • Simple and Complex Wills
      • Durable Power of Attorney
      • Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney/Living Will
  • Sophisticated Estate Planning and Administration
      • Complex Estate Administration Cases
        • Counseling Executors/Trustees
      • Estate Tax Returns
      • Local and Multi-State Estate Planning
  • Trust Preparations, Planning and Administration
      • Development and Administration of:
        • Living Trusts
        • Testamentary Trusts
        • Irrevocable Trusts
        • Revocable Trusts
        • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
        • Grantor Trusts
        • Dynasty Trusts
        • Special Needs Trusts
        • Charitable Trusts
  • Business Succession Planning
      • Limited Liability Partnerships/Family Limited Partnerships
      • Limited Liability Companies
      • Captive Insurance Companies
      • General Business Succession Counseling
  • Lifetime Gifting Programs/Charitable Gift Planning
      • Gift Tax Returns
      • Charitable Remainder/Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Estate Litigation
      • Will Contests
        • Personal Property Disputes
        • Real Estate Disputes
        • Inheritance Disputes
      • Surcharge Fee Litigation
      • Trustee Removal
  • Specialized Real Estate Planning Related to Marcellus Shale Land Ownership
      • Formation of Limited Liability Companies/Partnerships
      • Trust Formation
  • Complex Tax Issues
      • IRS Disputes
      • Federal/State Estate Tax/Inheritance Tax Audits
        • Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Audits
      • Federal Gift Tax Return Audits