Edward J. Lentz

Chair – Estate Planning and Administration

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Edward J. Lentz is President of the Firm and Chair of the Firm’s Estate Planning and Administration group. He has worked extensively in the charitable area, the closely-held business area, the estate tax, gift tax and generation-skipping tax areas and other complex estate planning areas, including the use of GRATS, Family Partnerships, Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts, and Qualified Personal Residence Trusts.

Education

  • Moravian College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1974
  • University of Pennsylvania, J.D., cum laude, 1977
    • Order of the Coif
    • Associate Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 1975-1976
    • Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1976-1977

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Professional Organizations

  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors & Affiliations

  • Accredited Estate Planner by National Association of Estate Planning Councils
  • Selected for inclusion in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Named a Select Lawyer in Estate Planning/Administration/Probate Law, Taxation Law, and Elder Law, 2014
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer for Estate Planning by American Lawyer Media
  • Member of Association of Family Held Enterprises
  • Martindale Hubbell Lawyers’ Rating “AV® Preeminent,” highest professional ranking

Community Activity

  • Member, Board of Directors, Embrace Your Dreams (The First Tee/The First Serve), 2007-present, 2012 President
  • Member, Board of Directors, Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 2004-present
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Saucon Valley Country Club, 2002-2010
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley, 1986-1990, 2004-2008; Past President, 1989-1991
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania, 1986-1989
  •  Former Member, Board of Directors, The Good Shepherd Workshop/Vocational Services, Inc., 1982-1989
 

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