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Daniel Baltuch

Elder law Attorney at Narberth, PA

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Licensed for 11 years

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Daniel assists elders and their families with sensitivity and foresight through his practice of elder law.

Protecting the assets of elders from the high costs of long term care

Long term care can be extremely expensive. Daniel uses proven strategies to help protect his clients’ life savings from these financially devastating expenses. He assists individuals and families at all phases of the long term care process, from advanced financial planning to paying for immediate care needs to qualifying and applying for Medicaid.

The earlier an individual or family starts planning financially for potential long term care, the more assets they can protect. Daniel helps individuals and families who are thinking about their future with proactive asset protection planning.

Daniel also helps clients who are already in a long term care facility or are already using long term care services. In such cases, Daniel assists clients to save as many of their assets as possible, and to qualify and apply for Medicaid to cover their long term care costs.

Some of the other areas of elder law in which Daniel practices include: veterans aid and attendance, guardianships, powers of attorney, advanced directives, living wills, trusts, and tax and estate planning for elders.

Working together to achieve client goals

Daniel often meets with clients in their home or nursing home, which is generally easier and more comfortable for clients. Daniel guides his clients and their families through the legal maze by first helping them to identify their needs and goals. Then Daniel works together with clients and families to craft a plan to achieve those goals. Sometimes, for example, a plan will involve one or more trusts, sometimes gifts to family or to charities, sometimes creative problem-solving, and most frequently a combination of many elements.

But always, regardless of the details of the plan or the nature of the decisions, sensitivity to the client’s comfort, dignity, and well-being come first. When clients and their families feel confident and secure in their plan and in their decisions – and see them working well – Daniel knows he has done his job.

Professional and educational background

Daniel serves as the founding vice-president and (pro bono) legal counsel for First Seder, Inc., an organization that provides adult education classes to retirees and others. Before he began practicing Elder Law, Daniel advised and represented a Fortune 100 company in all aspects of state and local tax law in all 50 states. Before that, Daniel was a legal intern for the Honorable Anne E. Lazarus of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Daniel also spent time at the American Law Institute-American Bar Association, where he worked on books on estate planning, the Uniform Trust Code, health care law, and legal ethics. He served as a legal intern and Sparer Fellow at the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, which is where he first represented clients in securing Medicaid, Social Security and other federal and state benefits. Daniel has published articles in multiple legal journals and periodicals, including in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Law Journal and in Estate Planning. He is a trained mediator. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Daniel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In addition to his law degree, he earned a certificate in business and public policy from the Wharton Business School and also received the Distinguished Pro Bono Service award. Daniel also received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and graduated magna cum laude in only two and a half years.

Why Elder Law?

While in college, Daniel volunteered in and directed a hospital patient visitation program. He supported and counseled patients and their families through illnesses and crises. 

This turned out to be one of the most important things he has ever done, even beyond the great worth of the work itself. Daniel got to know his future wife while he was training her to become the next program director. And the experience also led Daniel to realize that his calling was to help individuals and families prepare for and navigate the complexities of such stressful times and circumstances in their lives.

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Licensed for 11 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 06/02/2014
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/01/2022

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Posted by Edward H. of Northampton PA | January 4, 2019
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My family and I called Mr. Baltuch for a consultation after my Father had suffered a stroke and also has an aggressive stage of dementia. At the point of his stroke we knew he would need professional 24/7 care we could never provide for him at home. Daniel gave me all possible options that were available during the consultation call and I had no doubt Daniel knew his profession very well and we decided on hiring him. Right from the start he guided me along the way with every step taken to accomplish our goal. He also replied quickly to all E-mail, Phone Calls, Faxes, and everything was explained in detail and easy to understand. He definitely made my future brighter because there was an estate involved, nursing home expenses, and he did all Medicaid application foot work and negotiations with Medicaid approval as the end result. He kept my 88 yr old Mother under the roof my Father worked so hard for. There were some negative financial obstacles along the way but Daniel made the negatives into positives. Mr. Baltuch touched me and my family's lives in one way or another. Very professional at what he does and I also learned a lot along the way. His services was money well spent. If I would ever need a Elder Law Attorney in the future Mr. Baltuch would be only a phone call away, and the only phone call I would make. Thank you!
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Posted by Kathy | January 20, 2015
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Daniel did a wonderful job handling my parents estate affairs. He worked hard to turn documents around quickly, made calls and connected with the right people to get forms sent to me for signatures - my part was effortless. He was especially great at negotiating for decisions to be made in my favor. I felt like I could count on him to make things happen. He was also easily accessible, quick to reply to emails/phone calls and incredibly efficient, getting work completed very quickly. Daniel also does a nice job explaining complicated legal language, spelling out concepts in laymen's language so I was always completely on board with what we were doing. All-in-all - Daniel was a pleasure to work with.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Daniel Baltuch Elder Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Vice President and Legal Counsel
  • First Seder, Inc.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • The Robinson Law Firm
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Birns & Goff, PC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • The Honorable Anne E. Lazarus, Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Research Assistant
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Deputy Dean Tom Baker
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Mediator
  • Penn Law Mediation Clinic
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Editor
  • American Law Institute - American Bar Association
  • 2010 - 2012
  • IRS Certified Income Tax Preparer
  • IRS Income Tax Assistance
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern and Sparer Fellow
  • AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Associations

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member, Elder Law Committee
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • 2011
  • Certificate in Business and Public Policy
  • Wharton Business School
  • 2011
  • Benjamin Franklin Scholar
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • 2004

Publications

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Law Journal
  • Estate Tax Deductions for Interest Paid on Loans Taken in Order to Pay Estate Taxes
  • 2011
  • WG&L publications
  • Estate Tax Deductions For Interest on Loans to Pay The Tax
  • 2011
  • The Practical Lawyer
  • Liability of Law Firms for Failure to Uncover Fraud
  • 2010
  • The Practical Real Estate Lawyer (ALI-ABA)
  • Options and Rights of First Refusal
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Elder Law, Long Term Care, and Asset Protection.
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Daniel for several years now, and I have been consistently impressed by wit, intellect and attention to detail. In addition to his excellent legal skills, Daniel is a pleasure to work with and be around, and I would highly recommend his services to all in need of an Elder Law attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Daniel for several years now, and have consistently been impressed with his understanding of legal issues. He is a pleasure to deal with, and is sure to please his many clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a man of integrity and honesty, and I am certain he will provide you with the utmost care, respect and effectiveness in his representation."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is an experienced advocate who is deeply committed to the needs of his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Daniel combines meticulous attention to detail with compassion and a winning charm. I have known him since law school and have consistently been impressed with his skills and work ethic."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel Baltuch has my highest endorsement."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Narberth Elder law Lawyer Daniel Baltuch
Daniel Baltuch
Elder law Attorney
Narberth, PA
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available