Robert A. Bacine

Top rated estate planning & probate attorney in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Friedman Schuman, PC
Robert A. Bacine
Friedman Schuman, PC

Practice Areas: Estate planning & probate, Business & corporate, Elder law; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1967

Education: Villanova University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2014 - 2023

Friedman Schuman, PC

275 Commerce Drive
Suite 210
Fort Washington, PA 19034 Visit website


A principal attorney at Fort Washington, Pennsylvania-based Friedman Schuman, Robert A. Bacine divides his practice among estate planning and administration, corporate law, business succession planning, tax matters, commercial and residential real estate transactions and disputes, and elder law. His clients include people and businesses located throughout the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.

In his estate planning practice, Mr. Bacine regularly prepares and reviews living, irrevocable, charitable and other trusts, wills, powers of attorney and advance health care directives. He also has related experience in providing representation to surviving family members of the decedent in probate and other estate administration proceedings. His business law background encompasses entity formation, the preparation of shareholder and employment agreements, mergers and acquisition, the drafting and review of business contracts and tax advice. He also advises business owners on how to plan for succession in the event of retirement, incapacity or death. Mr. Bacine's elder law practice includes Medicaid and long-term care planning as well as guardianships, and he has assisted clients in the purchase, sale and development of commercial and residential real estate. His successful track record in all of these endeavors has earned him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Bacine is an active participant in a variety of legal organizations. His memberships include the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council and the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Tax Court. Mr. Bacine holds a Juris Doctor from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and an LLM in taxation from New York University School of Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Estate planning & probate, Business/corporate, Elder law, Real estate: consumer, Tax: business

Focus areas

Estate planning, Living wills, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Trusts, Wills, Business formation and planning, Tax law

  • 60% Estate planning & probate
  • 10% Business/corporate
  • 10% Elder law
  • 10% Real estate: consumer
  • 10% Tax: business

First Admitted: 1967, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2005-2008, 2014-2022
  • Lawyer of Distinction, 2021-2022
  • Recipient, Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Montgomery County Estate Planning Council, Past President and Former Member of Board of Directors
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Member, 1970 - present
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Probate and Tax Section, Founder and Former Chairman
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, Accredited Estate Planner
  • Montgomery County Estate Planning Council, President
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Philadelphia Estate Planning Council
  • Pennsylvania, 1967
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Whitemarsh Township Zoning Hearing Board, Member
  • Montgomery Bar Foundation, Treasurer
  • Montgomery Bar Foundation, Trustee
  • Valley Forge Military Academy and College Community, Member
  • Rotary Club of Blue Bell, Member
Educational Background:
  • New York University School of Law, New York LL.M., Major: Taxation, 1969
  • Drexel University, Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science, Major: Accounting, 1964

Office location for Robert A. Bacine

275 Commerce Drive
Suite 210
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Phone: 267-627-4104


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2014 - 2023

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