William R. Blumer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Wyomissing, PA

The Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller
 | 2755 Century Boulevard, Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone: 610-372-3500
Fax: 610-372-8671
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2020
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (60%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    A shareholder at The Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller, William R. Blumer divides his practice among elder law, estate planning and administration, fiduciary litigation, and business formation and transactions. Based in the firm's office in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, he represents individuals and families throughout the region. Mr. Blumer has been admitted to practice in Pennsylvania since 1990, and he has been certified in elder law by the National Elder Law Foundation.

    Mr. Blumer's elder law experience encompasses long-term care planning, Medicaid applications, the preparation of asset protection trusts and guardianship proceedings. In his estate planning practice, he regularly prepares and reviews wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, health care and financial powers of attorney, and advance medical directives. Mr. Blumer also guides clients through the estate administration and probate process, including executors and beneficiaries, and he has provided advice and counsel to people who are suing executors, trustees and guardians for breaches of their fiduciary duties.

    Mr. Blumer also represents entrepreneurs who are planning on starting new ventures. He works with them at the outset to determine the most appropriate type of legal entity, and once the business has been formed, he prepares employment and other contracts, advises them on regulatory compliance and intellectual property protection, and handles mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Blumer's quality of work throughout his career has earned him a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo and a Distinguished* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. Blumer majored in English at Bucknell University and received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1987. Upon his graduation, he was inducted into The Phi Beta Kappa Society. Mr. Blumer was awarded his Juris Doctor by The Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson Law School in 1990, and he also holds a Master of Laws in taxation from the Villanova University Charles Widger 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
    • 60%Elder Law
    • 40%Estate Planning & Probate

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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2020

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    About William Blumer

    Admitted: 1990, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: https://www.leisawitzheller.com/Our-Attorneys/William-R-Blum...

    Honors/Awards:

    • An award that acknowledges business professionals who personify the ideals of business excellence and community service, Executive Spotlight Award, Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal, 2010
    • Sigma Alpha Mu
    • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2010 - 2012  

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, 2004

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Berks County Estate Planning Council, Past President  
    • Pennsylvania, 1990  
    • Estate Planning and Elder Law section of the Berks County Bar Association, Chair
    • Older and Wiser Booklet Committee, Berks County Bar Association, 2005

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteered on the Board of the Yocum Institute for Arts Education  
    • Delivers meals to older adults in Berks County, Meals On Wheels, Berks Encore
    • Volunteered on the Board of the Reading Symphony Orchestra
    • Volunteered on the Boards of the Berks County Chapter of the American Red Cross
    • Berks Encore, Past Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • A booklet-primer that presents a variety of legal issues of interest to senior citizens and their families, Co-Author, Older and Wiser, Berks County Bar Association, 2005
    • Teaches classes for Berks Encore about estate planning, planning for incapacity, asset protection planning and how to use a power of attorney properly
    • An informative overview of how to use powers of attorney (POA) properly, included a discussion on the importance of holding a POA, different types of POAs and the legal issues involving people who serve as an agent under a POA, Instructor, Power of Attorney Seminar, Berks Encore, Elder Law, 2010
    • Delivered a series of community lectures for Berks Encore on various elder law and estate planning topics presented as part of the Berks Encore at Night lecture series.  Topics included "Understand Powers of Attorney," "Asset Protection Planning for Long-Term Care" and "The Truth about Living Trusts.", Community lectures re elder law and estate planning, 2010

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    Educational Background:

    • Bucknell University, B.A. English, 1987
    • Villanova University School of Law, LL.M. Taxation, 1991

    Industry Groups

    • Certified In Elder Law By The National Elder Law Foundation
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    Office Location for William R. Blumer

    2755 Century Boulevard
    Wyomissing, PA 19610

    Phone: 610-372-3500

    Fax: 610-372-8671

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