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Thomas O. Hiscott

Partner

Phone:610-940-4179
Email: tohiscott@htts.com
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Tom Hiscott's practice focuses primarily on estate planning and trust and estate administration—with a particular emphasis on the tax aspects of these areas.

Tom is a frequent speaker on tax issues related to trusts and estates for corporate fiduciaries and state and local bar organizations. He is often sought out for his expertise in the integration of retirement accounts into estate plans and the tax-efficient administration of estates and trusts that own large retirement accounts. Tom has also successfully represented fiduciaries in disputes regarding inheritance and estate taxes.

Tom is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. In addition, Tom was named a Philadelphia Magazine Rising Star in trust and estate law from 2005 through 2008, again in 2010, and in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 was named a Superlawyer by the same publication. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Philadelphia's Best Lawyers and has received an AV® Preeminent™ rating for legal ability and ethical standards from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbel Peer Review Rating.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Charitable Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Trusts

EDUCATION

  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D. (1995)
  • Haverford College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1992)

ADMISSIONS

  • New Jersey (1995)
  • Pennsylvania (1995)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
    • Member, Probate Section, Executive Committee
    • Chairperson, Probate Section, Legislative Committee (2007- 2008)
    • Secretary, Probate Section, Legislative Committee (2002-2004)
  • Montgomery Bar Association

CIVIC AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Elected 2007
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Rising Stars (2005-2008, 2010), Superlawyer (2011 - present)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2006 - present)

TEACHING POSITIONS

  • Adjunct Professor, James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University, (2004 – present)
  • Lecturer at Law, University of Pennsylvania (2009)