Jack Terrill’s practice largely focuses on estate planning for clients with complex assets, such as businesses, real estate, and other significant assets. He is a nationally recognized authority on asset protection planning, which involves estate planning with attention given to the preservation and protection of assets from undue exposure to litigation or other claims.
Jack’s practice also includes charitable planning (particularly creating and operating foundations), estate settlement, and fiduciary litigation. He is also frequently engaged as an expert witness in matters involving estate and trust planning and tax matters. He has acted as a guardian ad litem to assist judges in evaluating complex estate planning and trust administration disputes.
Jack is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel where he served as the President in 2019. He was the founding chair of ACTEC’s Asset Protection Committee and is a member of the College’s Professional Responsibility, Asset Protection and Legal Education committees. He chaired ACTEC’s Task Force on FATF (the Financial Action Task Force) until 2016.
He has been listed as a top trust and estate lawyer in Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers, and has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Jack is also recognized in Chambers and Partners High Net Worth guide as a Band 1 Leader in the field of Private Wealth Law in Pennsylvania.
Jack was a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he taught Trusts and Estates. Before that, he was an adjunct professor in the graduate tax program at Villanova University for 15 years. He continues to teach and speak at professional meetings and bar associations across the country. His topics include asset protection planning and the impact of FATF on law practice.