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Jerry B. Chariton

Chariton and Schwager Attorney Jerry B. Chariton
Areas of Concentration:
Estate and Tax Planning
Estate Administration
Elder Care Law
Commercial, Tax and Orphans' Court Litigation
Business and Corporate Law
Real Estate
Title Insurance
Civil Trial Practice
General Civil Litigation

Jerry B. Chariton is a partner of Chariton & Schwager. Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Mr. Chariton is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and serves as chairman of the ACTEC Tax Issues Relevant to Trusts and Estates Subcommittee and a member of the Fiduciary Litigation Committee and Charitable Planning Committee. He maintains an active general business practice with particular emphasis in the areas of estate and business law, taxation, and Orphans' Court litigation. Mr. Chariton is admitted to practice before:

- All Pennsylvania courts
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- Third Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States Tax Court
- Supreme Court of the United States

A past Assistant District Attorney of Luzerne County, Mr. Chariton has served as counsel to various non-profit institutions, including a nursing home, hospital, personal care facility, senior citizen housing projects, and a local redevelopment authority. Mr. Chariton has participated in numerous educational programs both in the United States and abroad for the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

Mr. Chariton received his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Chariton's current and past memberships include:

- Member of the American Bar Association
- Member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Member of the Luzerne County Bar Association
- Member of the Middle District (PA) Bankruptcy Bar Association
- Member of the Business Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Past Chairman of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
- Past Chairman of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Real Property, Probate Division, Probate Procedures Committee, and Estate Planning Committee
- Past President of the Estate Planning Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania
- Author of Chapter 1, Estate Planning in Pennsylvania (PBI Press); and Chapter 7, Fee Agreements in Pennsylvania, 2d Ed. (PBI Press).
- Member of the American Bar Association Tax Section, General Litigation Section, and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, - Served as the chairman of the ABA Tax Section Committee on Small Firm Lawyers and the ABA Litigation Section Third Circuit Subcommittee of the Discovery Committee
- Chairman of the Luzerne County Orphans' Court Rules Committee

Some of Mr. Chariton's former charitable involvements include:

- Former member of both the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center of Wyoming Valley
- Former member of the Boards of Directors of Pocono Downs, Inc.
- Former member of the Board of Directors of the United Hebrew Institute
- Former President of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Zionist Organization of America

Email: jbc@charitonschwager.com


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