Chuck Hadad is a Partner and Chair of the Estates and Trusts Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in estate administration, probate, estate planning, trust administration, corporate and business planning, and real estate transactions. Chuck counsels individuals and businesses in a variety of complex matters and enjoys working one-on-one with clients to help them plan and reach their goals.
Chuck has broad experience in advising clients in all facets of estate planning and estate administration. He works closely with clients in the preparation of documents that fit their customized needs, including revocable and irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts and charitable gift/trust planning, and also in preparing decedent final personal income tax returns, Federal Estate Tax returns, Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax returns, Federal Gift Tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns for estates and trusts.
Chuck is also an experienced litigator for Orphans’ Court. He has successfully represented fiduciaries in surcharge actions, defended will contests, and asserted claims on behalf of beneficiaries and other interested parties for breach of fiduciary duty in the course of estate and trust administration.
In the realm of business law, Chuck focuses on helping clients with business formations, drafting and negotiating internal governance documents, and assists clients with the purchase or sale of a family business.
Chuck earned his J.D. with Honors from The Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, where he was a finalist for the Distinguished Student Award and received the Certificate of Merit in the Estate Planning course. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
Chuck is a member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations. He also is on the Allegheny County Bar Association Probate & Trust Section Council and Pittsburgh Estate Planning Council. Prior to joining The Lynch Law Group, he practiced law for seven years at a boutique law firm in Pittsburgh. He has worked in numerous Western Pennsylvania jurisdictions including Washington, Westmoreland, Fayette, Butler, Bedford, Elk, Mercer, Cambria, and Erie Counties.