PITTSBURGH, PA – December 9, 2021 – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that partner David J. DelFiandra was recently awarded the Partner in Philanthropy Award by The Pittsburgh Foundation. DelFiandra was honored with this award at a December 3, 2021 recognition event. This was the inaugural year for this award. DelFiandra was selected as the recipient of this award for his longtime advocacy of the work of The Pittsburgh Foundation, his generous volunteering of his time, and his continued referrals of his charitable clients to the organization for many years. He has also served on the Foundation’s Professional Advisors Committee for a number of years.
DelFiandra serves as Chair of Leech Tishman’s Estates & Trusts Practice Group, and is also a member of the Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations and Tax Groups. He is based in the Pittsburgh office, where he works closely with individuals and businesses on sophisticated estate planning and administration issues impacting wealth preservation. This includes the preparation of estate plans designed to control and preserve wealth from one generation to another, and asset protection trusts offering maximum protection from future creditors. DelFiandra is also a member of the Leech Tishman Management Committee.
DelFiandra focuses his practice on the preparation of simple and complex wills, living wills and powers of attorney, estate, trust and guardianship planning and administration, planning for individuals with special needs, pre-marital agreements, and the development of lifetime gifting programs and estate litigation.
“Congratulations to Dave on being honored with this award,” stated Pete A. Fuscaldo, Managing Partner of Leech Tishman. “Dave has been an integral part of our Estates & Trusts practice and our lawyer team since he joined the firm nearly 25 years ago. Through his ongoing work with many high net-worth clients, he has made a significant impact in the charitable giving community in our region.”
ABOUT THE PITTSBURGH FOUNDATION
Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 14th largest of more than 750 similar foundations across the United States. It set a new record for grantmaking, $67 million, in 2020. As a community foundation, its resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and fulfilling the Foundation’s mission of improving quality of life for all in the region. The Foundation currently manages about 2,500 individual donor funds and, together with its supporting organizations and its affiliate, The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, has assets of $1.46 billion. Grantmaking benefits a broad spectrum of basic needs and development opportunities within Pittsburgh and beyond.
ABOUT LEECH TISHMAN
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl is a full-service law firm dedicated to assisting individuals, businesses, and institutions. Leech Tishman offers legal services in business restructuring & insolvency, corporate matters, employment & labor, estates & trusts, intellectual property, litigation & alternative dispute resolution, and real estate. In addition, the firm offers a wide range of legal services to clients in the aviation & aerospace, cannabis, construction, energy & natural resources, healthcare, and hospitality industries. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Leech Tishman also has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Sarasota, Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, DE.