Edward J. Lentz

Chair – Estate Planning and Administration

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Edward J. Lentz is President of the Firm and Chair of the Estate Planning and Administration of Estates and Trusts group. Mr. Lentz 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, 2010-2013, 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Named a “Select Lawyer” in:
    • Estate Planning/Administration/Probate Law, Taxation Law, and Elder Law, 2014
    • Estate Planning/Administration/Probate Law, 2015
  • 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

  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Embrace Your Dreams (The First Tee/The First Serve), 2007-2014, 2012 President
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 2004-2013
  • Former Member, Board of Governors, 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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