Practice limited to
sophisticated estate planning,
trust and estate law
and related matters.


W. Steven Woodward

Steve is one of the three founding partners of Gadsden Schneider & Woodward LLP. Until February 1, 2001 he was a partner in the Personal and Fiduciary Law department of Philadelphia-based Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, which he joined as an associate in 1983 after having practiced with the law firm of Mayer Brown & Platt in Chicago, Illinois.

Steve received his undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College in 1977 and his J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 1980.

His practice focuses on sophisticated estate planning for wealthy individuals, as well as estate and trust administration issues.

Steve is one of three co-authors of the revised edition of the late Philip Bregy’s treatise on Selected Sections of the Pennsylvania Probate, Estates & Fiduciaries Code, a 700-page text on the Pennsylvania statutes with respect to wills, intestacy, decedents’ estates and related matters. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and


a member of the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws.

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