Stuart T. Shmookler

Partner

I help my clients navigate the legal system, breaking things down to the simplest terms to get the best outcomes at the least cost.

Stuart T. Shmookler focuses his practice in the related areas of business, real estate, and estate planning and administration

Businesses turn to Stuart for legal counsel about entity choice and formation, transactions, contracts, business financing, buying and selling businesses, succession and business planning, liquor law, and collections. His commercial clients range from small start-ups to large companies in diverse areas such as manufacturing, distribution, construction, food, retail and real estate development and investment

In his real estate practice, Stuart represents individual and business clients who purchase residential, commercial, and investment properties. One of the firm’s licensed Pennsylvania Title agents, his services include drafting and review of leases, zoning, real estate financing, title problems, boundary disputes, title insurance, and easements.

As an estate attorney, Stuart helps families plan for the future with the creation of estate documents, guardianships and incapacities, as well as business succession planning. Clients find Stuart’s sensitivity to their personal concerns, as well as his knowledge of the law and years of experience, comforting as they make major life decisions.

Stuart is an experienced lecturer and regularly speaks to Lehigh Valley groups on retirement and estate planning topics. He is an annual presenter at the Pennsylvania State Education Association teacher’s union annual retirement planning meeting and has given seminars on confidentiality of mental health records.

Alongside his law practice, Stuart takes an active role in the community where he has previously served as President of the Board of Directors for Valley Youth House and numerous other charitable and public organizations. He and his wife Susan have raised their children in the Lehigh Valley.

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1974
  • Philadelphia University, B.S., 1969
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County, Member and Chair of the Unauthorized Practice Committee; Member of the Fee Dispute Committee
  • Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley
  • LeTip of the Lehigh Valley, Former Member
  • South Whitehall Township, Public Safety Commission, Member and Former Chairperson
  • Cedar Crest College, Past Lecturer of Business Law
  • Congregation Kenneseth Israel, Former Member, Board of Trustees; Former Executive Vice President
  • Valley Youth House, Former Member and Past President, Board of Directors
  • Alton Park Lions Club, Former Member
  • Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley, Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Temple Shirat Shalom, Founding Member and Former Member, Board of Directors
  • “Protect Your Clients from Costly Litigation”, Gross McGinley Wills, Trusts, and Estates Legal Update, 2013
  • “Elder Law: For The Young And Older” Hakol, 2012