Saxton & Stump Adds Trusts and Estates Practice Area, Hires Estate Planning Attorney Scott Alan Mitchell and Team

Lancaster County, PA, January 2, 2018 – Saxton & Stump, a Pennsylvania-based law firm, has announced the formation of a Trusts and Estates Practice Area that will assist new and existing clients with developing customized estate plans.  Scott Alan Mitchell, Esq., who will lead the Trusts and Estates Practice, joined Saxton & Stump as a Shareholder on January 2 and has merged his practice with the firm.

“Scott brings the unique ability to provide sophisticated services to our new and existing clients in all areas of estate planning including planning for individuals with special needs and individuals requiring long-term care,” said James W. Saxton, CEO.  “The services Scott and his team provide to clients and their families, business owners, and professional advisors help ensure a smooth transition of assets to future generations, which is truly an asset to the firm and, most importantly, to our clients.”

Scott brings over 22 years of estate planning experience to Saxton & Stump.  He is a leader in the trust and estate planning field, having most recently led these efforts as a Partner with Mitchell & Young in Lancaster, PA.  Scott lectures frequently to professional, civic, and church groups on estate planning, long-term care planning, and special needs planning, and has authored numerous articles on these topics.   He is a member of the Lancaster and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, the Lancaster County Estate Planning Council and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  He earned his J.D. from Regent University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Millersville University.

The process of designing an overall framework for transferring assets is a sensitive and important matter that should take into consideration several factors unique to each and every person. These factors might include federal estate tax issues involving a large or complex estate; transferring a family business; charitable giving; trust and guardian planning for young children or children with special needs; asset protection; planning for incapacity or the need for possible long-term care; or planning for blended families.  In addition to personal estate planning, Saxton & Stump also serves as counsel to executors, trustees, corporate fiduciaries, and beneficiaries in all aspects of the administration of trusts and estates.

Based in Pennsylvania, Saxton & Stump is a legal and consulting firm that represents healthcare professionals and other businesses. The firm represents their clients in a wide range of legal and consulting services, including healthcare litigation and risk mitigation, labor and employment, corporate insurance coverage and bad faith matters, construction litigation, and estate planning. In addition to a team of experienced lawyers and paralegals, the firm employs physicians, nurses, psychologists, physician reimbursement specialists, health policy thought leaders, and business consultants.