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Areas of Practice: Estate and Tax Planning/Administration

McQuaide Blasko offers comprehensive services in estate planning and estate administration.

Our attorneys, along with a large and experienced support staff of paralegals, offer a diverse group of personalized services to individuals, family-owned businesses and non-profit organizations. These professionals pride themselves on promptly delivering high quality services while "uncomplicating" a complex and constantly changing body of information for their clients.

An emphasis is placed on the "team approach" with McQuaide Blasko taking the lead in coordinating the efforts of all the clients' advisors to assure a positive result for the client.

The Firm's estate planning attorneys employ a broad range of techniques - including the development of well-constructed wills, powers of attorneys, living wills, and a wide variety of trusts and sophisticated gifting and entity planning strategies (such as the family limited partnership) carefully tailored to the client's wishes. The income, gift and death tax consequences of these property transfers, whether during lifetime or after death, are carefully evaluated.

The Firm's estate planning services also include advising clients on the subjects of incapacity and health care decision-making and assisting clients in accomplishing their philanthropic goals. The firm has broad experience in designing and implementing all forms of outright, deferred and testamentary charitable gifts. Following a client's death, our attorneys and staff work closely with family members, executors and other family advisors.

The Firm's professionals have vast experience working with both non-profit organizations and their donors in designing and implementing charitable gifts. The Firm is frequently retained by philanthropically-minded clients interested in making a large or unique gift to a favored charity. Likewise, charities such as universities, churches, and community foundations often seek the Firm's assistance in establishing or expanding its planned giving program. In both situations, we outline alternative gifting strategies and then guide our clients in selecting the best approach consistent with their goals.



Estate and Tax Planning/Administration Attorneys

  Daniel E. Bright - State College
  Sean M. Burke - Hollidaysburg
  Ashley D. Kraige - State College
  Cristin R. Long - State College
  Christopher T. Michelone - Hollidaysburg
  Stephanie E. Murphy - Hershey
  Anthony A. Simon - State College & Hershey