Media Wills, Trusts, Estates, & Law Firm

Serving Clients With Large and Small Estates Across Pennsylvania

From our offices in Media, PA, the lawyers and paralegals of the estates department of Eckell Sparks provide a broad range of trust and estate services for large and small clients in Delaware County and across the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Planning, Administration and Guardianship

Our attorneys help clients make their intentions known, optimize estates for taxation and administration purposes, and will serve as executors to ensure that your intentions are faithfully carried out. Our services include—

Basic Estate Planning

  • Living trusts/revocable trusts
  • Living wills/healthcare declarations
  • Powers of attorney
  • Simple wills

Estate Tax Planning

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Charitable trusts
  • Defective grantor trusts
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Grantor retained annuity/unitrusts
  • IRA trusts
  • Life insurance trusts
  • Marital deduction/credit shelter wills
  • Personal residence trusts
  • Private annuities
  • Split-dollar agreements

Estate Administration / Trust Administration / Guardianships

  • Probate
  • Inheritance tax preparation and filing
  • Accounting
  • Will contests
  • Fiduciary income tax preparation

Litigating When Necessary

It is critical that people understand that the size of an estate or trust does not negate the need for appropriate litigation experience. We handle the planning and administration for estates and trusts ranging from thousands to millions of dollars. Our firm works closely with financial planners, accountants, trust companies, insurance underwriters, and banking institutions to provide the highest quality of service possible. The attorneys in our estates department have tax backgrounds, and as such they are able to use all techniques available to either reduce or eliminate estate taxes. We have no cookie-cutter plans. We tailor our advice to each client. We are prepared to defend our advice and to ensure—in court if necessary that our clients’ interests and intentions as stated in their wills are aggressively protected. We also represent incompetents and minors in guardianship proceedings. For further information on the services our estates department can provide to you, please contact one of our attorneys—

Orphan’s Court Litigation

Our lawyers also handle Orphans’ Court litigation designed to protect the personal and property rights of all persons and entities who are not capable of handling their own affairs. This includes matters involving—

Guy F. Matthews
Chair of the Department
Phone: 1-610-565-3700 x232
Web: Contact Form
Email: gmatthews@eckellsparks.com
Fax: 1-610-565-7866

Joseph L. Monte, Jr.
Phone: 1-610-565-3700 x225
Web: Contact Form
Email: jmonte@eckellsparks.com
Fax: 1-610-565-7866

Daniel R. Coleman
Phone: 1-610-565-3700 x262
Web: Contact Form
Email: dcoleman@eckellsparks.com
Fax: 1-610-565-7866

Christopher M. Brown
Phone: 1-610-565-3700
Web: Contact Form
Email: cbrown@eckellsparks.com
Fax: 1-610-565-7866

Murray S. Eckell
Phone: 1-610-565-3700 x242
Web: Contact Form
Email: meckell@eckellsparks.com
Fax: 1-610-565-1596

Sam S. Auslander
Phone: 1-610-565-3700 x246
Web: Contact Form
Email: sauslander@eckellsparks.com
Fax: 1-610-565-7866

Rachael L. Kemmey
Phone: 1-610-565-3700 x238
Web: Contact Form
Email: rkemmey@eckellsparks.com
Fax: 1-610-565-7866

Joseph E. Lastowka, Jr.
Phone: 1-610-565-3700
Web: Contact Form
Email: rkemmey@eckellsparks.com
Fax: 1-610-565-7866