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R. Douglas DeNardo
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Pittsburgh Attorney
R. Douglas DeNardo

Phone: 412.338.1116


Languages: English

Douglas DeNardo is a shareholder at Rothman Gordon, is the Chairman of the Estates, Trusts and Taxation Department, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He represents individuals, professionals, and owners of closely-held businesses and professional corporations and associations, working with them to develop strategies to meet their wealth transfer goals. Doug also counsels professionals and business owners on comprehensive asset protection planning strategies, including domestic asset protection trusts. With the recent boom in Marcellus shale gas exploration, Doug has been assisting landowners in estate and income tax planning for lease bonuses and royalty payments with a particular emphasis on multigenerational planning. In addition, he represents charitable organizations (public charities and private foundations) in all facets, from formation to development efforts.

Doug has also developed an extensive knowledge of representing non-citizens and those with non-citizen spouses.

Doug also handles Orphans’ Court matters involving the administration of estates and trusts.

Doug is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since its inception in 2004, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and has been recognized as a Five Star Wealth Manager. Doug earned his B.S., cum laude, and his J.D., cum laude, from Duquesne University. He also served as a senior staff member of the Duquesne University Law Review from 1987-88.

Active in the community, Doug is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He serves as a member of the board of directors of Bishop Canevin High School, as treasurer of the Board of Directors of Circle C. Youth and Family Services; is the Chairman of the Moon Township Zoning Hearing; and is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Pittsburgh Foundation. Doug is also a member of the Planned Giving Advisory Board of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, the Gift Planning Advisory Council at Duquesne University, the Professional Advisors Council at Robert Morris University, and is the President of the Steel City Selects Girls Hockey Association.

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court, Western Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania


  • Closely Held & Family Business
  • Estates, Trusts & Taxation
  • Marcellus, Utica and Other Shales


  • Back to Basics Estate Planning: Why A Will, Part I
  • Back to Basics Estate Planning: Why A Will, Part III
  • Back to Basics Estate Planning: Why A Will, Part V
  • Back to Basics Estate Planning: Living Wills
  • Estate planning strategies for non-U.S Citizens
  • Providing for your pets: A legal perspective

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Rothman Gordon

Third Floor, Grant Building
310 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Law Firm Contact: William E. Lestitian

Tel: 412.338.1116

Fax: 412.281.7304



Member Since: 2009

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