Amanda K. DiChello understands the delicate interplay between the transition of wealth and the preservation of the family unit, through her work as an attorney advising high-net-worth individuals and families on estate, tax, wealth planning and business succession planning matters. A substantial number of Amanda’s clients are high-net-worth women who have either inherited significant wealth, or who have independently built and grown significant wealth. As a partner and the Co-Chair of Saul Ewing LLP’s Private Client Services Group, which is comprised of approximately 30 attorneys firm-wide, Amanda helps her clients navigate the legal and emotional intricacies that impact the preservation of family and personal wealth through multiple generations. Amanda also advises her clients on legal strategies to address family and monetary problems with an aim toward protecting her clients’ assets and minimizing both their legal risks and their tax and other financial liabilities. If family discord leads to litigation, however, Amanda is an experienced and savvy advocate for her clients in matters associated with estate, trust, and fiduciary litigation. Her clients include high-net-worth individuals, beneficiaries and families, private and charitable foundations, family offices, and individual and corporate fiduciaries.
Amanda’s knowledge of the law is recognized by her peers and various state legal organizations and associations which regularly invite Amanda to speak, publish, and instruct other attorneys on topics including estate, wealth, and tax planning, will and trust disputes, fiduciary litigation, trust and estate litigation, and charitable trust and nonprofit issues. Her understanding of complicated tax issues and her confidence in the courtroom stem not only from her practical legal experience but also from her dual advanced legal credentials. Amanda holds an LL.M. in Tax from the Villanova University School of Law Graduate Tax Program, where she graduated at the top of her class, as well as an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from the Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she also graduated with high honors and was the sole recipient of the Faculty Award for outstanding achievement in courtroom presentation and performance. For the past seven consecutive years, Amanda has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star in the areas of estate planning and administration and estate and trust litigation. Amanda is currently appointed as a Council Member to the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and serves as a legal advisor to the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. Amanda serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Villanova University School of Law, where she instructs on the subject of wealth transfer and taxation.