Andrew J. Haas

Biography

Andrew Haas concentrates his practice in the areas of estate, tax, and closely-held business planning. He regularly works with business owners and entrepreneurs to effectively integrate business interests into a comprehensive estate plan. Andrew also counsels high-net-worth individuals, including professional athletes and executives, and their families, and works closely with clients and their other professional advisers to ensure seamless exchange of information, as well as the effective implementation and administration of estate planning strategies. Andrew assists clients with:

  • preparation of wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, and healthcare directives
  • income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning
  • estate and trust administration
  • business entity formation, organization, and succession planning
  • gifting strategies, including the use of irrevocable trusts and other advanced planning techniques
  • insurance planning
  • charitable planning
  • nonprofit entity formation and administration
  • multi-generational wealth counseling and education
  • Orphans’ Court litigation

Andrew is the author of the chapter “Estate Planning For Closely-Held Businesses” in the book Estate Planning in Pennsylvania, 4th Edition (PBI Press). In addition, hehas been cited in the Philadelphia Inquirer on estate planning topics, and has been published in the Wealth Management supplement of The Legal Intelligencer. Andrew also frequently speaks on estate planning topics.

While in law school, Andrew served as a managing editor of the Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal. He also received a certification in estate planning from Villanova University School of Law.

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Recognitions

  • 2016–2017, “Pennsylvania Rising Star” in Estate Planning & Probate, listed in Super Lawyers®
  • 2016, “Best Attorney in Business” for Estate, Tax and Closely-Held Business Planning, listed in Philly Biz
  • 2016, 2017, “Rising Star” in Estate Planning and Probate Law, listed in Philadelphia Magazine

Affiliations

Memberships

  • Delaware County Estate Planning Council
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Estate Planning Council
Professional Activities

Andrew currently serves as a Secretary of the board of directors of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council and as a co-chairman of its Membership Committee; a member of the Tax Committee of the Probate and Trust Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association; and a member of the board of directors of Blossom Philadelphia (f/k/a United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia and Vicinity). Andrew is also a past president of the Delaware County Estate Planning Council.

Credentials

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • University of Virginia, BA
  • Villanova University School of Law, JD
  • Villanova University School of Law, LLM