Heather C. Stumpf
Heather Stumpf is a Partner with Leech Tishman and a member of the Estates & Trusts Practice Group, as well as the Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations Group. Heather is based in the Pittsburgh office, where she regularly advises clients on estate and trust planning and administration, probate and tax-exempt organizations.
Heather advises her clients on the various complexities of estate and trust documents, including special and supplemental needs trust provisions, planned giving, tax planning implications and the division of assets. Her experience also includes obtaining tax-exempt status for nonprofit organizations, forming private foundations and preparing prenuptial agreements. She utilizes her experience acting as a corporate fiduciary to support individuals and families with retirement planning and multi-generational wealth transfer.
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
B.A. in Crime, Law & Justice and Psychology, summa cum laude, Pennsylvania State University
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Clark Hill PLC
Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP
PNC Wealth Management
Weisel, Xides & Foerster, LLP
American Bar Association (Member, Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section)
Allegheny County Bar Association (Council Member, Probate and Trust Section; Member, Committee on Exempt Organizations; Former Chair, V.I.P. “Very Important Papers” Program)
Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh
The Best Lawyers in America: Trusts and Estates (2023)
Best Lawyers Pennsylvania: Trusts and Estates (2022)
Best Lawyers Pittsburgh: Trusts and Estates (2022)
Featured in “Every Estate a Story,” The Pittsburgh Foundation, 2018.
Seminars & Presentations
“Non-Judicial Settlement Agreements & Modification of Trusts,” Litigating in Orphans Court, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2019.
“Estate and Charitable Planning Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council, March 2018.
“Charitable Trusts,” The Pittsburgh Foundation Donor Luncheon, November 2017.
“The Complete Trust Course,” HalfMoon Education, October 2017.
“Retiring from a Larger Law Firm,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 2016.
“Rules of Distribution: Retirement Plans and IRAs,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 2016.
Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry (Former Member, Board of Directors)