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Joseph A. Bellinghieri Partner


Joe represents individuals and businesses with a variety of estate, tax, real estate and business issues. With over twenty years of experience, Joe is a seasoned attorney.

Joe’s philosophy is to provide prompt and personal individual attention to each and every client. He strives to understand his client’s needs and to provide positive outcomes based on those needs. Joe is also a Certified Public Accountant and Licensed Pennsylvania Realtor which give Joe the ability to provide his clients with different perspectives on their issues.

Recent Representations

  • Advises numerous families in regard to wealth transfer strategies, including the creation of Charitable Remainder Trusts, Private Foundations, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Limited Partnerships, and Qualified Personal Residence Trusts.
  • Represents numerous entities with various real estate projects including the feasibility of projects, as well as financing and governance issues.
  • Acts as General Counsel to major center city law firm.
  • Serves as Executor and Trustee for numerous families.
  • Negotiates and resolves disputes between family members of complex Estates with significant assets.
  • Created and structured a Limited Partnership for purchase of valuable real estate providing significant Estate Tax savings.
  • Successfully assisted business owner with sale of multi-million dollar business.
  • Evaluates start-up entities for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
  • Successfully represented physician practice in an IRS audit.
  • Successfully represented a restaurant owner in a Pennsylvania sales and income tax audit.
  • Assists families in obtaining Guardianship over declining family members.
  • Advocated on behalf of Executor and Estate against disinherited beneficiary.
  • Assisted non-profit entity in its initial set-up and with its corporate governance issues.


  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Chester County Estate Planning Council, Past President
  • West Chester Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member and Treasurer
  • Chester County Bar Foundation


  • Establishing a Special Needs Trust
  • Conservation Easements
  • Tax Planning
  • Understanding the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act



Practice Areas


Estate Planning

Joe is very nuanced in probate and a tremendous asset to the estates that he works with. He leaves no stone unturned in trying to maximize the proceeds to the beneficiaries. Each and every interaction I have with him is professional and efficient.

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  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. in Taxation
  • The George Washington University National Law Center, With Honors
  • Drexel University, Finance and Accounting


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States Supreme Court


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