Position: Of Counsel

Practice Areas:
  • Business Succession & Planning
  • Charitable Planned Giving
  • Elder Law
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • PA Sales Tax & Use
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates


Cross Creek Pointe
1065 Highway 315, Suite 200
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

PH: 570-826-5694
FX: 570-826-5640
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Assistant’s Name:
Karen Zielen
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For over 35 years, Mr. Hollander has represented individuals, including, executives, business owners, medical professionals and retirees, in estate planning and asset protection matters with the goal of facilitating the orderly and cost effective transfer of assets from one generation to the next. He also assists owners of closely held businesses in succession planning.

Mr. Hollander’s areas of expertise include charitable planned giving, estate and trust administration, preparation of Pennsylvania inheritance tax returns, United States estate tax returns, U.S. gift tax returns, Pennsylvania and U.S. fiduciary income tax returns and all Orphans’ Court matters, including, guardianships, Will contests and estate and trust litigation. He also advises clients on life insurance issues, structuring beneficiary designation of qualified retirement plans and individual retirement accounts, allocation of assets and Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements. Owners of Marcellus Shale reserves have retained Mr. Hollander to assist in planning for their expected receipt of royalty payments which has included the establishment of family limited partnerships and family limited liability companies. His goal for each of his clients is wealth preservation and tax reduction.  A graduate of American University Law School, Mr. Hollander received his masters in taxation from New York University.


Emory University (B.A., 1973)
American University (J.D., 1976)
New York University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1977)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania


Recent presentations concerning estate planning and asset protection issues have been provided to:

  • Luzerne County Medical Society
  • Geisinger Hospital Medical Staff
  • Pennsylvania Bankers Association Group III Corporate Fiduciaries
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance
  • WVIA – Public Broadcasting
  • Luzerne County Head Start
  • Estate Planner Newsletters


BV® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell — This rating attests to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. The BV® rating signifies an “excellent” rating for a lawyer that has been admitted to the Bar.

Professional Community Activities

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association — Member of Sections on Real Property and Probate and Trust Law
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association — Shale Energy Law Committee (2013 to present)
  • Luzerne County Bar Association (Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association) — Member of Orphan’s Court Rules Committee
  • American Bar Association — Member of Sections on Taxation and Real Property and Probate and Trust Law
  • Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania — Board of Directors
  • The Blue Ribbon Foundation — Board of Directors
  • Osterhout Free Library — Treasurer
  • Temple Israel, Wilkes-Barre, PA — Board of Directors, Former Chairman of the Board and Past President