Telephone: (412) 392-2510
Fax: (412) 392-1110
John’s practice is concentrated in the general field of estates and trusts law. His work consists of estate planning and estate and trust administration, with special emphasis on the preparation and implementation of complex trust arrangements; the estate, gift, and generation-skipping tax implications of such arrangements; the creation and implementation of gift programs; the creation and counseling of charitable entities; and advising corporate and individual fiduciaries. John has lectured extensively, taught classes, and conducted workshops on numerous topics in the field of estate and trust planning, administration and taxation.
2003 Lovett Bookman Harmon Marks LLP
1980 Reed Smith LLP
1980 J.D., magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School
1977 A.B., magna cum laude, West Virginia University, Elected to Phi Beta Kappa
1973 The Linsly School
- Allegheny County Bar Association
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
Personal Interests / Community Service
John and his wife, Anne, are the parents of two daughters and reside in the Fox Chapel section of Pittsburgh. He serves his community through active participation in numerous capacities at First Lutheran Church in downtown Pittsburgh, which specifically includes programs to support and benefit the downtown business community, the resident urban poor and the homeless, as well as to enhance the artistic and religious life of the larger community. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the The Pittsburgh Foundation, which he serves as Vice Chair and Chair of the Development and Donor Services Committee, and an emeritus director of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia University Foundation, where he served on the Executive Committee, having rotated off the Board due to term limits. He is an emeritus director of the Board of the St. Margaret Memorial Hospital Foundation. He is also an emeritus Trustee of The Linsly School on which Board he served for 25 years, frequently as a member of the executive committee, officer and/or committee chair. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation and of the Board of Trustees of the Forbes Fund, which he served as Chair. He is also a Trustee of many private family foundations.