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Nora Gieg Chatha


Co-chair, Fiduciary Services & Risk Management Group

Chair, Estates & Trusts Group

Member, Tucker Arensberg Board of Directors

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Estates & Trusts Attorney Nora Gieg Chatha Elected to Serve as Fellow for The American College of Trust & Estate Counsel

PITTSBURGH, PA, January 4, 2024. During the Fall 2023 Meeting, the Board of Regents of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) elected Tucker Arensberg Estates & Trusts Attorney Nora Gieg Chatha to become a Fellow. This prestigious and highly esteemed recognition is a testament to Nora’s outstanding contributions to the practice of law. ACTEC membership is based on professional reputation, expertise in the fields of trusts and estates and on the basis of having made substantial contributions to these fields through lecturing, writing, teaching, and bar activities. Her election as a Fellow of ACTEC is a reflection of her exemplary achievements and dedication to the field.

Nora represents corporate fiduciary banks and trusts companies, individuals, and healthcare providers in all areas of estate & trust planning, administration, and litigation. Nora’s extensive knowledge of Orphans’ Court practice and fiduciary duties enables her to provide comprehensive representation in complex situations. With a background as legal counsel for the Pennsylvania State Medicaid (Medical Assistance) Agency, the Department of Human Services, and a Certified Elder Law Attorney, Nora uniquely is poised to advise clients in asset protection, tax minimization, special needs planning, public benefits, elder law, long-term care, and end-of-life planning.


Additionally, Nora is a sought-after speaker for various local community advocacy, outreach, and non-profit groups, and fiduciary organizations, including the Pennsylvania Bankers’ Association, the Fiduciary Education Foundation, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the National Business Institute, and the Trust Education Foundation’s Trust Advisors Forum. Click here to learn more about Nora.


ACTEC, an organization comprising nearly 2,400 trust and estate lawyers and law professors, elects members based on peer recognition of exceptional achievements in the field. The College serves as a nexus for top legal professionals, fostering mutual education, networking, and contributing to the advancement of trust and estate law.

The substantive areas of expertise within ACTEC encompass estate planning, probate and estate and trust administration, protective intervention and guardianship administration, transfer tax laws, income tax laws, elder law, charitable planning, employee benefit planning, asset protection, and fiduciary litigation.

Reflecting on the invitation to become a Fellow, Nora Gieg Chatha notes, ” I am deeply honored to be elected as a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. This recognition reflects not only my commitment to the intricacies of estate and trust law but also, and perhaps more importantly, the trust placed in me by my peers. I am excited to contribute to ACTEC’s mission of elevating the standards of our profession through mutual education and collaboration. I look forward to actively participating in the College’s initiatives, engaging with fellow professionals, and furthering the excellence that defines our field.”

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Tucker Arensberg, P.C. has over 85 attorneys and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA with offices in Harrisburg, PA, New York, NY, Cleveland, OH, Beaver, PA, and provides legal services through Tucker Arensberg, L.L.P. with an office in the San Francisco Bay Area*. It is a full-service firm providing service to its clients in the areas of general business law, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment, insolvency and creditors’ rights, health care, litigation, estates and trusts, school and municipal law, technology and intellectual property, energy, real estate, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, banking, criminal defense, and investment management and fiduciary services. For more information on the firm, please visit

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