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Lou is an experienced attorney who represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of estate, business and tax planning matters.


A frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Lou speaks on estate planning, tax planning and estate administration.


Prior to joining MacElree Harvey, Lou maintained a private practice in Exton. He is a native of Chester County.


Practice Areas:

  • Elder Law

  • Essential Estate Planning

  • Estates & Trusts

  • Estate & Trust Litigation



  • Chester County Bar Association

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Life Fellow

  • Amerian Bar Association, Life Fellow

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow


Previous Memberships:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Past President

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board, Past Chair

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Study of Racial and Gender Bias in the Courts,Committee Member

  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Member, Board of Directors

  • Chester County Estate Planning Council, Past President

  • Chester County Bar Association, Past President




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Practice areas


  1. Estate Administration: 40%
    39 years
  2. Estate Planning: 39%
    39 years
  3. Tax: 10%
    39 years
  4. Business: 7%
    39 years
  5. Real Estate: 4%
    39 years



Hourly ($375-425/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

MacElree Harvey, Ltd.

17 West Miner Street
Post Office Box 660
West Chester, PA, 19381-0660


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent Rated since 1990Martindale-Hubbell2015
Pennsylvania Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2014
Wealth Manager AwardFive Star Professional2014
Door Opener AwardChester County Community Foundation2014
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2014
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2013
Pennsylvania Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2013
Wealth Manager AwardFive Star Professional2013
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2012
Pennsylvania Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2012
Wealth Manager AwardFive Star Professional2011
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2011
Pennsylvania Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2011
Pennsylvania Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2010
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2010
Wealth Manager AwardFive Star Professional2010
Pennsylvania Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2009
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2009
Pennsylvania Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2008
Vocational Service AwardRotary Club of Central Chester County2007
Pennsylvania Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2007
Pennsylvania Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2006
Pennsylvania Super LawyersPhiladelphia Magazine2005
John P. Flaherty Special Achievement AwardPA Conference of County Bar Leaders2003
Leader for JusticePennsylvania Legal Services2003
PBA Special Achievement AwardPBA1987
PBA Special Achievement AwardPBA1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMacElree Harvey, Ltd.2004 - Present
LawyerLaw Offices of Louis N. Teti1987 - 1995
LawyerMalcolm & Riley, P.C.1981 - 1986
LawyerMacElree, Harvey, Gallagher, O'Donnell, & Featherman, Ltd.1977 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationCo-chair Law Related Education Committee2001 - 2007
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationPresident1999 - 2000
American Bar AssociationHouse of Delegates1998 - 2002
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember, Judicial Evaluation Commission1998 - 2005
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationPresident-Elect1998 - 1999
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationBoard of Governors1997 - 2001
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationVice President1997 - 1998
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationLiaison to Young Lawyers Divison1996 - 1996
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationEditorial Board1994 - 1999
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationChair Communications Advisory Panel1994 - 1997
Chester County Bar AssociationChair Orphans' Court Rules Committee1992 - 1996
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationHouse of Delegates1991 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationBoard of Governors1991 - 1994
Chester County Bar AssociationPresident1991 - 1991
Chester County Bar AssociationPresident Elect1990 - 1990
Chester County Bar AssociationVice President1989 - 1989
Chester County Bar AssociationSecretary1986 - 1988
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationChair Chester County Citizens Conference1984 - 1984
American Bar AssociationHouse of Delegates1984 - 1990
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationBoard of Governors1982 - 1985
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationHouse of Delegates1981 - 1988
Chester County Bar AssociationFirst Editor New Matter Newsletter1980 - 1981
Chester County Bar AssociationSecretary1978 - 1982
Chester County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1977 - 1992
Chester County Bar AssociationChair Young Lawyers Division1977 - 1977
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawLL.M - Master of Laws1981
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Dickinson CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar Instituteestate planning, tax planning, and estate administrationN/A