Anthony R. La Ratta, a Partner in Archer’s Haddonfield office, has been appointed Chair of the Litigation, Ethics and Malpractice Group of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section. For the past two terms, he has been serving as the Vice Chair of the Group.
As Chair, Mr. La Ratta has overall leadership responsibility for the Group, which reviews national developments related to trust, estate and fiduciary litigation matters; addresses ethics and malpractice issues affecting trust and estate lawyers; educates members on national trends through efforts such as continuing legal education programs and articles; and analyzes litigation, ethics and malpractice disputes that impact estate planning, administration or any other litigation or controversy.
Mr. La Ratta concentrates his practice in the area of Trust & Estate litigation, with an emphasis in litigation involving probate matters, estates, trusts, guardianships, and fiduciaries. He has represented institutions and individuals in a variety of contexts, including banks, corporate fiduciaries, executors, trustees, beneficiaries of estates and trusts, incapacitated persons, surviving spouses, and intestate heirs. Mr. La Ratta has handled cases involving will contests, undue influence, diminished capacity, contested guardianships, writings intended as wills, breach of fiduciary duty, and accountings of estates and trusts.
Mr. La Ratta is also admitted by the State of New Jersey to the roster of court-approved mediators for probate cases and has been appointed by the courts to assist in resolving such disputes through mediation.
Archer P.C. is a full-service regional law firm with more than 175 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton, Flemington and Red Bank, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY; and Wilmington, DE. The firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for over 85 years. Each office provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law including, corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury, and real estate services. For more information, visit www.archerlaw.com.
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