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Margaret E.W. Sager

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in West Conshohocken, PA

Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager, P.C.
1001 Conshohocken State Rd, Suite 1-300
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
Phone: 610-940-4171
Fax: 610-940-6042
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2021
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1985
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate (50%), Estate & Trust Litigation (50%)
Attorney Profile

Margaret E.W. Sager received her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Richmond in 1982 and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1985. Her practice includes estate planning for high-net worth individuals, trust and estate administration, fiduciary litigation and related dispute resolution, guardianships of incapacitated persons and charitable giving.

Margaret is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics involving estates and trusts, including, most recently, trust modification and change of trust situs, fiduciary litigation, alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration), the compensation of attorneys and fiduciaries, total return trusts, guardianships of incapacitated persons and donor charitable intent. She speaks at professional association meetings, women's groups, bar association events and universities. She has been a frequent speaker at American College of Trust and Estate Counsel ("ACTEC") meetings, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Executive Education Program, Cannon Financial Institute's Estate Planning Teleconference Series and Pennsylvania Bar Institute programs. Margaret has also spoken at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning and the Delaware Bankers Association Delaware Trust Conference.

In addition to her active fiduciary litigation practice, Margaret acts as a mediator to help other parties and their counsel resolve disputes privately, and without the cost and delay often associated with the judicial process.

Margaret is the author of a number of publications, including "Attorneys' Fees, Fiduciary Commissions and Costs," which is the leading Pennsylvania compendium on those issues related to trusts, estates and guardianships, as well as "Guardianships of Incapacitated Persons," the leading Pennsylvania compendium on that area of the law (which was the basis for the guardianship chapter in Elder Law in Pennsylvania (Fourth Edition) published in 2015 by The Pennsylvania Bar Institute).

Also, Margaret is recognized by Chambers and Partners in their High Net Worth Guide as a Band 1 leader in the Field in Private Wealth Law in Pennsylvania

About Margaret E.W. Sager

First Admitted: 1985, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.htts.com/Attorneys/Margaret-E-W-Sager.aspx

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Ms. Sager is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics involving trusts, estates, fiduciary litigation, guardianships of incapacitated persons, the compensation of attorneys and fiduciaries and donor charitable intent.  The list would be too long to include here.  See copy of CV attached for listing of selected speaking topics.

Honors/Awards

  • In 2005, 2006 and 2007 Ms. Sager was selected by Worth Magazine among the “Top 100 Attorneys” nationwide practicing in the fields of trusts and estates, philanthropy, elder care, matrimonial and other private practice areas.  In addition to being listed by Philadelphia Magazine as a "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer," and as a "Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers," for a number of years, Ms. Sager has also been listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" (since 1999) and has been featured among "Women Leaders" in the law in The Legal Intelligencer's "Women in the Profession" edition (2004).

Educational Background

  • University of Richmond, B.A., summa cum laude (1982) Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Societies Harry S. Truman Scholar (representative of New York State), 1980-84, 1982

Bar/Professional Activity

  • University of Virginia School of Law School, J.D., (1985) Hardy Cross Dillard Fellow, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985
  • Margaret E.W. Sager was Chair of the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 2000, and served for many years as Chair of the Section’s Rules and Practice Committee, as a member of the Executive Committee and as an Officer.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”), serving as chair of the Fiduciary Litigation Committee and as a member of the Professional Responsibility Committee.  She was also a member of ACTEC’s Arbitration Task Force from 2004 through 2006.  Ms. Sager has completed 40 hours of “Effective Probate Mediation Training” provided through ACTEC.  Ms. Sager is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics involving trusts, estates, fiduciary litigation, guardianships of incapacitated persons, the compensation of attorneys and fiduciaries and donor charitable intent.
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Office Location for Margaret E.W. Sager

1001 Conshohocken State Rd
Suite 1-300
West Conshohocken, PA 19428

Last Updated: 2/8/2021

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