Serving the Lebanon Community Since 1902
Phone: (717) 272-6646
Born and raised in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Fred graduated from Cedar Crest High School, from Susquehanna University, and Cum Laude from Widener University School of Law. He has a degree in Communications and a minor degree in Economics from Susquehanna University, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Widener University School of Law.
Fred has developed a practice that is concentrated on estate planning and administration, real estate transactions, and business planning.
Estate Planning and Administration
Traditional Estate Planning:
Fred is passionate about incorporating client wishes into a properly devised estate plan that meets the client’s goals, and that minimizes the heavy burden imposed on fiduciaries who are tasked with managing the affairs of a loved one upon incapacity or death. Fred is equipped to help clients at all levels of estate planning, with the goal of protecting, preserving, and transferring property effectively and efficiently.
Estate Planning for Digital Assets:
Fred has a passion for understanding and utilizing modern estate planning tools that prepare families to maintain or transfer digital assets at various stages of life, or upon death. Digital assets encompass a broad catalog of our online presence, including digital photos and videos on a smart phone, emails, social media accounts, bank records, and medical records. This type of planning may involve Cryptocurrency, Non-Fungible Tokens (“NFTs”), and monetized social media platforms, among other assets having monetary value.
When a person dies, the Personal Representative is tasked with identifying and preserving assets, paying debts and liabilities, and distributing property in accordance with an estate plan or state law. This job can be overwhelming. Fred meets people where they are, to provide a level of support that is desired by the named fiduciary. Our job is to make your job easier, to alleviate some of the burden, or simply to answer questions as they arise.
Real Estate Transactions:
Fred works with first-time home buyers and sophisticated real estate investors in various forms, and at all phases, of residential and commercial real estate transactions. As a licensed title agent and real estate attorney, he is equipped to handle a broad spectrum of matters involving real estate. The Settlement Services Department at Long Brightbill strives to create a seamless transition of real estate, starting with an Agreement between a Buyer and Seller, ending with final settlement, and at all phases in between.
Fred places extraordinary value on community. He is active in community and civic organizations through volunteer work with various charitable organizations in different capacities. As an avid cyclist and outdoorsman, he spends free time exploring the Pennsylvania wilderness with family and friends.