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Shannon L. Crew - Pittsburgh, PA

Three Gateway Center401 Liberty Ave.22nd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - 1005

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Updated: 04/06/2020

Pittsburgh Estates and Trusts Lawyer


An attorney in the Estates and Trusts Group, Shannon counsels individuals in estate planning and estate administration...

An attorney in the Estates and Trusts Group, Shannon counsels individuals in estate planning and estate administration. Her experience includes drafting both basic and sophisticated estate plan documents as appropriate, including:

• Wills
• Financial Powers of Attorney
• Health Care Powers of Attorney
• Revocable Trusts
• Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILITs)
• Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRTs)
• Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts (IDGTs)
• Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs)
• Special Needs Trusts
• Non-judicial Settlement Agreements

Shannon helps clients develop and implement estate plans with customized documents, tax strategies and beneficiary designations related to insurance policies and retirement assets.

In addition, her practice involves the preparation of Federal Gift Tax Returns, Crummey withdrawal notices and the administration of decedents' estates, including the filing of related Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax and Federal Estate Tax Returns.

Shannon represents people at various stages of life including parents of minor children, individuals having a family member with special needs, adults who have never been married, are divorced, have a blended family, are married with no children or grown children or are widowed.

Clients include executives, professionals, business owners and retirees as well as individuals serving in fiduciary roles under another's estate plan document.

About Shannon L. Crew

Practice Areas

  • Estates and Trusts
  • Probate, Estates and Trusts Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Director


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Other Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Member)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Member)
  • Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh (Member)
  • Probate and Trust Law Section Council, Allegheny County Bar Association (Elected Member)


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Honors: With Honors, Member of the Order of the Coif
    Law Review: University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Member
  • Washington and Jefferson College
    Honors: With High Honors

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Pro Bono Activities

  • Executive Committee Member, Secretary, Mt. Lebanon Community Foundation
  • Member, Pittsburgh Symphony Association


Office Information


Three Gateway Center401 Liberty Ave.22nd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - 1005


  • 412-281-4499

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

M - F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm




  • Don’t Underestimate the Risk of Needing Long-Term Care, May, 2017
  • Should I Add My Child as a Joint Owner of Assets?, May, 2017
  • What is the Gift Tax Annual Exclusion?, February, 2017
  • Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax Law Has New Exemption For Small Family Businesses, July, 2013

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