Robert E. Donatelli- Wills and Probate

Estate Administration and Real Estate Lawyer Handles Cases in Pennsylvania

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Protecting clients' interests for more than 40 years
Established in 1965, the law firm of Robert E. Donatelli advises clients in Pennsylvania on matters of residential and commercial real estate law, all aspects of estate administration, and wills, trusts and powers of attorney. Mr. Donatelli's highly regarded practice serves Allentown, nearby Bethlehem and Easton, and the entire Lehigh and Northampton County area. For more than 40 years, Attorney Robert E. Donatelli has built his reputation on providing superior representation and service for clients who entrust him with their personal and business problems. He is the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for his professionalism and ethics. From advising on probate or guardianship questions to fighting a thorny real estate problem, he brings outstanding experience and a client-centric approach to each case.

Attorney Robert E. Donatelli takes great satisfaction in counseling clients through stressful times in their lives. He provides personal one-on-one service for each case, from start to finish. The hallmarks of the law practice of Robert E. Donatelli include:

-Experienced advocacy - Robert E. Donatelli has extensive experience in estate administration, wills and trusts, and real estate law. He can draw from his thick file of successful case work to identify winning strategies for his clients.
-Outstanding client service - Robert E. Donatelli handles each case personally. While always focused on preparing the client's case thoroughly, he also remains accessible throughout the process. He returns phone calls and emails the same day he receives them.
-Compassion for clients - As the founder of the firm bearing his name, Robert E. Donatelli gets genuine satisfaction from taking care of his clients. Whether planning for the future protection of a family's wealth or fighting a real estate issue threatening a business, he personally cares about his clients and fights hard to win for them. Determined to serve people from all walks of life, the office of Robert E. Donatelli offers reasonable rates.

Pennsylvania lawyer advocates in cases of estate administration, wills and trusts and real estate
Robert E. Donatelli has more than 40 years of experience protecting clients' rights in Allentown. He advocates for clients in the following areas:

-Estate administration
-Real estate - residential and commercial
-Wills and trusts
Main Office

Main Office

Allentown  PA  18101

Phone
  • 610-770-1400
Estate Planning
Pennsylvania Estate Administration Attorney Helps Guide You Through the Process
Probate follows what is typically a painful emotional loss. Knowledgeable and meticulous, Robert E. Donatelli has more than 40 years of experience in probate law and knows how to ease the stress of probate by guiding executors and beneficiaries through all aspects of the process.

The process of probate
Most executors have rarely if ever probated a Last Will and know little about the process. Robert E. Donatelli can guide you through:

-Filing the Last Will with the Pennsylvania probate court
-Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
-Finding and collecting assets
-Closing and opening bank accounts
-Paying estate taxes
-Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
-Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
-Locating beneficiaries
-Hiring experts, when appropriate

Valuing and managing the estate
Robert E. Donatelli assists executors and administrators with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. He has a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents and other professionals to assist with executor duties. He can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.

Executing decisions on guardianship and conservatorship
Your loved ones may have identified in their Last Will specific instructions for guardianship of minor children or conservatorship of disabled adults. Robert E. Donatelli has more than 40 years of experience in these areas of law. He can advise you on steps necessary to legally formalize guardianships and conservatorships. If a dispute arises about the ability or willingness of a guardian or conservator to take on this responsibility, Robert E. Donatelli can represent your family's interests and advise on resolution strategies.

Robert Donatelli

Practice areas
-Estate Administration
-Real Estate (residential and commercial)
-Wills and Trusts; Trusts and Estates; Business

Admitted
-1965, Pennsylvania

Law school
-University of Kansas, J.D.

Honors
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional associations
-Lehigh County Bar Association (President, 1985)
-Pennsylvania Bar Association (Delegate, House of Delegates, 1988)
-Donald E. Wieand American Inn of Court (President, 1997-1999)
-Member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, 1969

Other professional experience
-Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1971-1978
-Solicitor, Lehigh County Register of Wills, 1981-1991
-Agent, Conestoga Title Insurance Co.

Community involvement
-Presenter, Pennsylvania Land Title Institute, 1998
Education
  • University of Kansas
    Juris Doctorate
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