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Peter James Gilbert

Peter James Gilbert

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Business

About Me

 


Peter J. Gilbert, a graduate of Haverford College, Yale Divinity School and William & Mary's Marshall Wythe School of Law,  founded the law firm of HighPoint Law Offices, P.C. in 1999.  He serves the legal needs of local families seeking expert, friendly counsellors capabile of transforming complex situations into simple, strong, legal solutions.  A long standing member of the National Network of Elder Law Attorneys, Peter addresses the complex, legal issues surrounding Elder Care in a wholistic, compassionate manner.  He crafts estate plans that respectfully address the wishes of the elder client, while welcoming the elder client's children and/or trusted advisors to participate in the process.  The end result is an expertly crafted estate plan that everyone feels good about and, most importantly, works the way the client intends.


 


Peter is a member in good standing of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Bucks County Bar Association, and the following professional organizations:


 



  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys

  • ElderCare Alliance

  • Wealth Counsel

  • Board of Directors, Christ's Home

  • DocuBank Advisory Board Member


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Elder Law: 50%
    33 years
  2. Estate Planning: 35%
    33 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    33 years
  4. Business: 5%
    33 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kimberly Lionel King

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Kimberly King Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Highpoint Law Offices PC

200 Highpoint Dr.
Suite 211
Chalfont, PA, 18914-3925

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive198205/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Attorney, Bucks and Montgomery CountiesCalkins Media/Greater Philadelphia Media2014
Best Attorney - Bucks and Montgomery CountiesGreater Philadelphia Media / Greater Philadelphia Newspapers2013
Certificate of Excellence for Medicaid PlanningMedicaid Practice Systems2007
Completion CertificateAdvanced Wealth Studies Institute, LLC2003
Certified Estate PlannerNational Network of Estate Planning Attorneys1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding AttorneyHighPoint Law Offices, P.C.1999 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
WealthCounselN/A2011 - Present
ElderCounselN/A2010 - Present
Pennsylvania Chapter of Elder Law AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Elder Care MattersN/A2010 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2009 - Present
Christ HomeBoard Member2009 - Present
WealthCounsel Advisors ForumN/A2005 - Present
Bucks County Bar AssociationN/A1982 - Present
PA Bar AssociationN/A1982 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
2008 PA Super 167The Amendment of the trust was considered valid

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Bucks County Women's JournalControl or Connect2011
Bucks County Women's JournalLife Blood of the Family or let them blow it?2011
Doylestown ObserverWho Needs Estate Planning?2010
Bucks County Women's JournalUndermine the Overwhelm2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William & Mary Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Yale UniversityTheologyBachelors1970
Haverford CollegeHistoryBachelor's1966

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
TransAmerica Financial Client EventEstate Planning Orientation2014
September 2014 HighPoint InstituteThey're 18...Now What?2014
Reiner Financial CPA Breakfast EventMore Power Under the Hood - Using Trusts to Drive Down Taxes2014
May 2014 HighPoint InstituteA Menu of Tax Savings for your Clients and Prospective Clients2014
June 2014 HighPoint InstituteAdvanced Strategies for Qualified Plans, Plus What You Need to Know about Veteran's Benefits2014
Capital Legacy Client EventEstate Planning Orientation2014
Abington Health Adult Day Care, Event for CaregiversEstate Planning Orientation2014
September 2013 HighPoint InstituteBlended Families and Long Term Care2013
Phillips Edison ARCEstate Planning Essentials2013
Parkinson's Support GroupPlanning and Parkinson's2013
October 2013 HighPoint InstituteBuilding Better Futures with On-Purpose Planning2013
May 2013 HighPoint InstituteFrom Band-Aids to Brain Surgery: Asset Protection and Advanced-Level Long Term Care Planning2013
ManorCare Community DayPOA's, Living Wills, Trusts, Medicare, Medicaid and Insurance2013
June 2013 HighPoint InstituteSaving Taxes with Business Entities2013
Christ Home Legacy SeriesAmerican Tax Relief Act2013
Parkinsons Support GroupEstate and Long Term Care Planning2012
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysCharitable Trusts as IRA Benefiicaries2009