William Hutcheson

William Hutcheson

Associate

Phone 610.691.7900
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Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • District of New Jersey
  • United States Tax Court

Bill is an attorney in the firm’s Easton office. He concentrates his practice on Estate Planning, Administration & Litigation, Family Law, and general legal matters.

In the area of estate planning, Bill works with clients to ensure that their wishes are carried out after their passing. His experience includes drafting wills, powers of attorney, and living wills. Bill is keen on preparing a comprehensive estate plan that is custom-tailored for each client’s own unique situation, which he achieves through various non-probate planning tools. He often draws upon his experience and knowledge as an investment professional prior to his legal career to understand the non-probate instruments his clients readily have at their disposal in preparing a comprehensive estate plan. In addition to Bill’s guidance in estate planning, he also has significant experience in administering estates upon the decedent’s passing. Bill steers Executors and Administrators through the labyrinth of state and local statutes related to the administration process. Regularly, Bill ensures the estate’s assets are properly distributed, debts are paid, and taxes are filed. Bill and his team focus heavily on the timeliness of proper filings required by an estate’s Executors, Administrators, and Trustees, as well as ensuring they meet all of their fiduciary duties and standards. Lastly, when disputes arise amongst an estate’s stakeholders, Bill defends and/or pursues the rights of his respective clients’ positions related to the estate in question.

Bill assists the Family Practice Group in preparing pleadings, motions, and petitions for Pennsylvania child support and child custody cases. His experience extends to drafting appellate briefs, among other and appropriate filings, required by the Pennsylvania Superior Court for Children’s Fast Track appeals.

In his general practice, Bill has prepared zoning board of appeal permits and planning commission applications, composed responses to insurance defense discovery requests, drafted contract disputes, and researched and prepared criminal defense motions.

Prior to joining the firm, Bill clerked for the Honorable H. Matthew Curry, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of Warren County – Criminal Part, New Jersey. During law school, Bill worked in Syracuse University College of Law’s low-income taxpayer clinic and served as a mentor to international students pursuing their LLM degree in American Jurisprudence. Notably, Bill was a Legislative Fellow in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives where he learned the legislative process first-hand. Before law school, Bill was a hedge fund and real estate analyst for a large public pension fund where he assisted in overseeing more than $4 billion in investments.

Bill is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law and earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Pennsylvania State University. Bill is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of New Jersey, Federal District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and the United States Tax Court.

Bill has been a volunteer firefighter since he turned the age of 14. During college, he resided at the busiest volunteer engine company in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, where he averaged responding to nearly 500 incidents annually. Now, Bill continues to volunteer with the Columbia Fire Company No. 1 of Roseto and supports multiple fundraising causes within the local volunteer fire service in the region.

 

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