Edward J. Lentz

Edward J. Lentz

Chair – Estate Planning and Administration

Estate Planning and Taxation • Estate Planning & Administration of Estates & Trusts • Special Needs Trust Planning • Elder Law

Edward J. Lentz is Chair of the Estate Planning & Administration of Estates & 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/LLC’s, Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts and Qualified Personal Residence Trusts.


  • 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 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2005 – Present
  • Martindale Hubbell Lawyers’ Rating “AV® Preeminent,” Highest Professional Ranking
  • Named a “Select Lawyer” in:
    • Estate Planning/Administration/Probate Law, Taxation Law, and Elder Law, 2014, 2016 – 2017
    • Estate Planning/Administration/Probate Law, 2015 – 2017
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer for Estate Planning by American Lawyer Media
  • Member of Association of Family Held Enterprises

Community Activity

  • Embrace Your Dreams (The First Tee/The First Serve), Former Member, Board of Directors, 2007-2014; President, 2012
  • Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, Former Member, Board of Directors, 2004-2013
  • Saucon Valley Country Club, Former Member, Board of Governors, 2002-2010
  • Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley, Member, Board of Directors, 1986-1990, 2004-2008; President, 1989-1991
  • Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania, Former Member, Board of Directors, 1986-1989
  • The Good Shepherd Workshop/Vocational Services, Inc., Former Member, Board of Directors, 1982-1989