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John S. May  Senior Partner

John S. May is a Senior Partner of the firm with an extensive background in the area of estate planning and representing Executors and Administrators in the administration of decedent's estates and trusts.

Estate Planning - Mr. May has focused his practice on creative estate planning techniques with a view to maximizing the descent of family wealth.

Trust and Estate Administration - Mr. May's work in this area is diverse including counseling with regard to the administration of estate or trust assets to maximize savings and fast track estate distributions.

Education - Mr. May received his BA from Dartmouth College in 1959 and his JD from Villanova University School of Law in 1966.

Past and Present Professional Activities - In 1995, Mr. May was elected to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He is a past president of the Lancaster County Estate Planning Council (1975-1976), and a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Lancaster Bar Association (Past President).

Continuing Legal Education - Mr. May has been a presenter in continuing legal education courses dealing with the administration of decedents’ estates as well as the settlement of small estates on petition, an often overlooked alternative to full probate proceedings.

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Attorney John S. May
Areas of Practice
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1966
  • Dartmouth College
    • B.A. - 1959
Honors and Awards
  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Past Employment Positions
  • Clerk for Hon. John L. Bowman, Orphans' Court of Lancaster County, Law Clerk, 1968 - 1969

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