also known as Benz Law Firm
Benz Law Firm because it's THAT important! Estate Management, Will and Trust Drafting, POA'sEstate plan customized to your goals, expert advice at a reasonable cost.Let us take the hassle out of estate administration. Professional handling; reasonably priced.Having us at your closing is like bringing a bodyguard. You never know what will happen at closing.Visit our website: Benzlaw.com complete our Will Questionaire and make an appointment.
Began practicing with a general practice law firm in 1980 in Philadelphia. A seasoned attorney named David Karabel gave me great advice back then: to write as many wills as I could. For the past 30 years I have followed that advice. Have written over 2,000 wills, and counting.
In 2006 I became a Magisterial District Judge, a position that I continue to hold. My current term of office expires in 2018. Under court rules we are able to practice law woth certain limitations as to practice area.
Over the years I litigated hundreds of cases in civil court, represented dozens of businesses, performed hundreds of real estate and business transactions, represented Nextel, and land developers in zoning and land development matters, represented Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation. Represented Kimco Corporation in commercial evictions. So I've had a very extensive experience as an attorney and made the most of my education and abilities.
But I have to admit that the biggest thrill that I get from the practice of law is helping people plan their estates and helping families wind up their loved ones' estates. I love meeting and getting to know new people. I find their stories and their circumstances compelling. I am truly, deeply motivated to help people to improve their circumstances. That is why I went to law school: to use my skills and knowledge to improve the lives of others. I am at your service.
Hourly ($175-350/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Citation for Community Service||PA House of Representatives||2012|
|William J. Whelan Service Award||LaSalle College High School Alumni Board||2012|
|Man of the Year 2002||Feasterville Business Association||2002|
|Managing Attorney||Benz Law Firm||1987 - Present|
|Attorney||Lipsky and Brandt, P.C.||1981 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Inns of Court||Master||2012 - Present|
|Miracle League of Northampton||Board of Directors||2009 - Present|
|Northampton Business and Professional Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Bucks County Special Judges Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Special Court Judges Association of Pennsylvania||Member||2006 - Present|
|Feasterville Business Association||Lifetime Member||1986 - Present|
|LaSalle College High School||Alumni Board of Directors||1986 - Present|
|Bucks County Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|Northampton Township Board of Supervisors||Former Chairman||1993 - 1999|
|Northampton Township Zoning Hearing Board||Past Chairman||1990 - 1993|
|LeFevre v Harrison Bakery||$370,000 jury verdict for Plaintiff|
|Motor Vehicle Accident Personal Injury||Settled one day prior to trial: 1,100,000.|
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|Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts (CLE)||Planning Methods to Control Medical Treatment||2014|
|Practicing Municipal Law in the Magisterial District Court (CLE)||Municipal Law in the Magisterial District Court||2013|
|Bucks County American Inns of Court (CLE)||Spousal Privilege in Pennsylvania||2013|
|Bucks County Bar Association Seminar (CLE)||Practice Before the Magisterial District Court||2013|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts||Advance Healthcare Directives||2014|
|Bucks County Paralegal Association||Powers of Attorney||2014|
|Bucks County Bench-Bar Conference||Municipal Law in Magisterial District Court||2013|
|Bucks County Bar Association, CLE Committee||Handling Cases Before Magisterial District Judge||2013|
|Bucks County American Inn of Court||Spousal Privilege in Criminal Casese In PA||2013|
|Bucks County American Inn of Court||Ethics for Attorneys||2012|
|Legal Ethics Seminar||Ethics for the Solo Practitioner||2005|