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Although focusing on Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate, my firm maintains relationships with other law firms to meet our clients' legal needs. Our main office is located in suburban Philadelphia. We have a small satellite office in Center City Philadelphia. If necessary, we make house calls, visits to nursing homes and hospitals. Using conference calls and/or private webinars, we host family meetings for those living in different states or countries. The initial office consultation is free; the initial telephone consultation is at a discounted hourly rate.


I passed both the Pennsylvania Bar and Pennsylvania CPA exam. Although not practicing accounting,  I am a member of the United States Tax Court Bar and maintain an associate membership in the PICPA. I enjoy "number crunching" for tax and estate planning, as much as presenting a case at the bar of the court. I have pledged to meet the ethical, competency, and aspirational standards of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).


I've always had a strong commitment to "giving back to the community" and I currently serve as an advisor, or on the board, of two non-profit institutions as well as write a column for my local community newspaper.


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 30%
  2. Estate Planning: 15%
    17 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 15%
  4. Probate: 15%
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Hourly ($95-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Lifespan Legal Services

410 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA, 19041

Lifespan Legal Services, LLC

Satellite office in Center City - client meetings
833 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19106

Lifespan Legal Services, LLC - Mailing Address

P.O. Box 8321
Philadelphia, PA, 19101



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLifespan Legal Services, LLC.2009 - Present
Board member (counsel)5 star rated non profit nursing home in Phiadelphia2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Elder Law SectionN/A2015 - Present
Exceptional condominium association located on the Main LineBoard Member2010 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2010 - Present
Delaware County Accountant - Attorney ForumMember2008 - Present
Delaware County Bar Association, Elder Law CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Funeral Consumer Alliance of Greater PhiladelphiaPast President2000 - 2010
Beta Gamma Sigma - National Business Honor SocietyMember1973 - Present
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public AccountantsAssociate membership- admission candidateN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Assist Family Member Having Difficulty Living Independently At HomeClient received proper medications, medical care and safe housing.
Estate ProbateFinal Accounting Approved And Estate Closed
Third Party Special Needs TrustSpecial Needs Trust Established And Funded
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawN/AJ.D.N/A
St John's UniversityAccountingB.S.N/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
What you need to know to draft a willEstate Planning2013
Jenkins Continuing Education SeriesLaws Surrounding Death and Burial2013
Drafting a Living Will (Advance Medical Directive)Pennsylvania Medical Power of Attorney / Living Will2008