Tucker Arensberg mourns the loss of Chuck Vater: a distinguished lawyer, leader, and friend who spent his entire forty-six-year career with our firm. Chuck was renowned throughout the Pittsburgh region for his Estates and Trust practices where he gave valuable advice and counsel to families and businesses on the best ways to transfer their assets. He was recognized for many years as a “Best Lawyer” and “Super Lawyer” in his field.
Chuck served the firm in many roles throughout the years including that of Managing Shareholder, Member of the Board of Directors and as Director of the Business and Finance Department. His leadership was crucial in helping the firm continue its success in a changing, challenging marketplace.
Most importantly, Chuck was a treasured friend to all. He was a thoughtful and attentive colleague and mentor who also delighted in exchanges with members of the firm at social occasions. He was particularly welcoming to young lawyers joining the firm and dedicated himself to passing along the traditions of legal excellence and collegiality.
The firm’s employees extend their thoughts and prayers for the loss of this wonderful man to Chuck’s wife Diane, their daughters Allison and Elizabeth and his entire family.