DeNardo Named Estate, Trust & Taxation Department Head
October 22, 2008
October 22, 2008 — Doug DeNardo, a shareholder of law firm Rothman Gordon P.C., has been named head of the firm’s Estates, Trusts & Taxation Department. The department has two main focus areas — estate planning and administration for high net worth individuals and tax and employee benefit planning for closely-held and family businesses. The Department will also continue to provide related services to charitable institutions.
Mr. DeNardo has distinguished himself as a personal estates and trusts lawyer, an advisor on family business succession and asset protection planning, and as a consultant to charitable organizations nationwide. His accomplishments have been recognized by the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, an elite group that invited Doug to become a fellow in 2000. In addition, Doug makes education a priority and is a frequent speaker on estate issues for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and speaks to various groups throughout the Pittsburgh area on estate planning issues. He also has spoken to numerous physician groups on protecting themselves and their personal assets from Pennsylvania’s crushing malpractice claims and is a member of the firm’s Physician Practice Group.
Mr. DeNardo currently serves as a member of the Professional Advisors Committee of The Pittsburgh Foundation, as a member of the Planned Giving Advisory Committee for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, as the Treasurer of the Board for Circle C Youth and Family Services, and as Chairman of the Board for the FBR Foundation/Bridges to Hope — a local charity that provides programs and services to those with Autism and their families. He was also a founding co-chair of the Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council’s “Leave a Legacy” Campaign, and served for eight years on the Financial Advisory Board for the Capuchin Franciscan Friars, based in Lawrenceville.
Mr. DeNardo earned his B.S., cum laude, and his J.D., cum laude, from Duquesne University. He resides in Moon Township with his wife, Sharon. They have two children, Joseph and Kelsey.
About Rothman Gordon
Rothman Gordon is a Pittsburgh-based law firm that has been advocating its clients’ interests since 1954. Rothman Gordon has created a suite of services for individuals, organizations, and closely-held and family businesses. Our areas of practice include alternative dispute resolution; business and corporate law; commercial real estate; business and commercial litigation; white collar criminal investigation; estate planning and administration; taxation and employee benefits; financing and commercial loans; employment and labor law; employment litigation; oil & gas for landowners; workers’ compensation; and social security disability.