Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.

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Estate Planning and Administration

Estate Planning
Retirement programs, securities, and other investments have become major tools for individuals to accumulate wealth and save for retirement. In order to protect their wealth and ensure that inheritances are passed down appropriately, it is important for individuals to devise effective estate plans.

The estate planning attorneys at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote are skilled at devising strategies for clients that help preserve and transfer wealth.

It’s All About Proper Planning
What is an estate plan? In essence, it is the blueprint of your assets and your family’s financial future. But it’s not just about money: it determines who will care for your children, who will inherit your assets, and in what amounts.

Our attorneys offer clients comprehensive services necessary for proper estate planning, including:

  • Standard and Complex Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills and Advanced Directives
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
Dickie McCamey attorneys work with clients to ensure that their estate plans remain viable and reflect their current situation. A life-changing event, such as a divorce or the birth of a child or grandchild, may require changes to be made in a plan. Further, we recommend that clients review their estate planning goals every three to five years.

At Dickie McCamey we use a variety of tools to develop estate plans tailored to our clients’ individual situations, including trusts. Trusts are a common way in which individuals dispose of their wealth. Our attorneys are experienced in creating trusts — from standard to complex — for our clients.

Estate Administrative Services
Our attorneys are diligent in protecting the client’s estate or trust upon death. We make sure that the wishes of the client are executed and that all assets are identified, collected, and appropriately distributed. The estate administration attorneys ensure that the Will is fairly and quickly probated, and inform creditors and handle any disputes. In addition, we arrange for state and federal inherited taxes to be paid.

Orphans’ Court Litigation
Orphans’ Court, known in other states as Probate, is one of four divisions in the Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania. Legal disputes involving estates and trusts are handled in Orphans’ Court and operate under a distinct set of rules which are different than the rules that apply to other civil lawsuits. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience unique to Orphans’ Court to successfully resolve disputes arising between beneficiaries and fiduciaries.

Client-Focused Attorneys
Dickie McCamey attorneys work closely with each client to ensure that assets are preserved during their lifetime and properly distributed upon their death. We have strategic alliances with a network of financial planners, accountants, and banks whose services are available to our attorneys and our clients.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Janet K. Meub by a Sole Practitioner on 05/30/17 in Medical Malpractice Defense

    I have known and been opposed by Ms. Meub for many years in medical malpractice litigation. At all times she has exhibited the utmost professionalism and her word has been her bond. She has been punctual and forthcoming in all matters of discovery... Read more

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    I have known and been opposed by Ms. Meub for many years in medical malpractice litigation. At all times she has exhibited the utmost professionalism and her word has been her bond. She has been punctual and forthcoming in all matters of discovery and before the court. She exemplifies the highest level of legal capabilities, professionalism and ethics. Read less

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    I have worked on two separate lawsuits in which Dave was opposing counsel. He is a great attorney, professional, fair and intelligent. He exemplifies how the law should be practiced.

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Diversity

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is committed to promoting a work environment that fosters and enhances diversity. The firm believes in the importance of various backgrounds and experiences which lead to better team work, strong ideas, and superior understanding in the workplace and in the various areas of law. We know our clients have a diverse workforce and our efforts towards a diverse law firm will enable us to better serve our clients.

Some of the firm’s extensive diversity efforts include:
  • Developing a diversity committee of seven attorneys to review firm policies and initiatives regarding diversity.
  • Being one of eleven law firms to participate in the Allegheny County Bar Association Minority Hiring Initiative. The firm has been a member of this organization since its inception and participates in all meetings.
  • Participating in the Allegheny County Bar Association Summer Clerkship and Law Internship Program. Through this, Dickie McCamey hires first year minority students from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Duquesne University School of Law for 12-week summer clerkships.
  • Taking part in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law LLM program, in which law school graduates from other countries are able to experience law practices in a United States context by interning at Pittsburgh law firms.
  • Attending diversity conferences and lectures including:
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association Diversity Conference
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association Minority Attorney Conference
    • Mid-Atlantic Black Law Students Association Regional Convention
  • Sponsoring a law student from Panama through the ACBA’s Hispanic Attorneys Committee to assist him in preparing his thesis on the differences in the systems of law in Panama and United States.

Dickie McCamey believes in providing and maintaining a diverse workforce for attorneys and staff. We provide fair and ethical treatment regardless one’s race, gender, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, or physical disability.

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. is an equal opportunity employer.
 

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