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Weston P. Pesillo

Senior Counsel

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Whether in service to public or private clients, Weston makes it a major focus to provide individualized and attentive representation by listening closely to client concerns, identifying client goals, and being responsive to client needs and communications.

Weston is a member of the firm’s Estates & Trusts, Fiduciary Services & Risk Management, and Municipal & School Practice Groups. As part of his estates and trusts practice, Weston represents individual and corporate fiduciaries in an array of trust and guardianship matters. He also works closely with his individual clients to formulate estate plans tailored to their specific needs, from asset protection and wealth succession to special needs and long-term care planning, and guides clients through the estate and trust administration process to ensure that plans put in place are effectively realized. As an active practitioner before the Orphans’ Court, Weston represents clients in connection with adjudications of incapacity and appointment of guardians, fiduciary allowances and confirmation of accounts, petitions to show cause, and various litigation matters. In his municipal practice, Weston advises the firm’s municipal and school district clients on matters governed by the Sunshine Act, Right-to-Know Law, PA Heart & Lung Act, and the Municipal Planning Code, and assists in ordinance and policy drafting, tax assessment appeals, zoning and land use approvals, and general litigation matters.

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD),
  • Notes & Comments Editor, Journal of Law & Commerce
  • Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Federal Courts & Litigation
Susquehanna University (BA)

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Fiduciary Services & Risk Management
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Zoning & Land Use

Industries

  • Municipal & School
  • Non-Profit Organizations

Departments

  • Commercial Litigation

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD, cum laude)
  • Notes & Comments Editor, Journal of Law & Commerce
  • Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Federal Courts & Litigation
Susquehanna University (BA, with honors)

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

  • Pittsburgh

Services

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Fiduciary Services & Risk Management
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Zoning & Land Use

Industries

  • Municipal & School
  • Non-Profit Organizations

Departments

  • Commercial Litigation

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member

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