Paul C. Heintz
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Paul C. Heintz has more than 40 years of experience in all areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, Orphans’ Court litigation, and fiduciary and tax law.

He is a member and past chairman of the 600-member Probate and Trust Law section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He frequently lectures on estate planning, estate and trust administration and professional ethics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

In 1996, he was awarded the "Distinguished Estate Planner Award" by the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council. He is a former author of Remick’s Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court Practice, a former member of the Board of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He has served on ACTEC’s national Board of Regents and as ACTEC’s Pennsylvania State Chair.

Mr. Heintz' other area of concentration is the representation of not-for-profit corporations, including a number of well-known charities in the Philadelphia area. He also has experience in aviation law, including aircraft accident litigation, FAA enforcement matters, aircraft lease, partnership and sales agreements, and the representation of airport owners.

Mr. Heintz has served on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association (1989-91 and 1993-94), the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Bar Education Center (1990-94) and the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation (1993-94).

He served as chairman of the Aviation Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (1975-80) and as a member of its House of Delegates (1980-90). The aviation activities of Mr. Heintz, a licensed airline transport pilot and instrument flight instructor with over 4000 flying hours, include service as chairman of the boards of the 400,000 member Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Air Safety Foundation, and as a member of the Lawyers-Pilots Bar Association.

Honors

  • Distinguished Estate Planner Award by the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers®, Philadelphia magazine (2004-2017)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, Legal magazine (2004–2017)
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Professional & Civic Activities

  • Fellow, and former Board of Regents and former Pennsylvania State Chair, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Member and Former Director, Philadelphia Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Board Member, The Franklin Institute
  • Former Board Member, The Philadelphia Foundation
  • Former Board Member, The National Constitution Center
  • Former Board Member, Committee of 70
  • Former President, Lower Merion Board of School Directors
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, American Cancer Society, Philadelphia Division
  • Former Member, Lower Merion Township Zoning Hearing Board

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