Justin H. Brown

Partner
Philadelphia

Justin Brown, a trusted adviser to his clients, develops creative strategies for wealth transfer, asset protection, and business succession. He also counsels fiduciaries on their duties and obligations in connection with the administration of estates and trusts.

Justin is part of the next generation of estate planners. A leader in the area of digital asset planning, he implements cutting-edge strategies to help clients plan for technologically innovative asset classes. Justin is a co-host of “The Digital Planning Podcast,” which educates individuals about all things digital in estate planning, business planning, and estate administration. Now in its fourth season, The Digital Planning Podcast is internationally known as one of the leading podcasts on digital estate planning.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Justin created and supervised a volunteer attorney program designed to draft wills pro bono for medical first responders. Justin received the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Pro Bono Distinguished Service Award in 2019.

Professional Activities

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2018-present

American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Vice Chair, International Tax Planning, 2020-2021; Vice Chair, Digital Property, 2021-2022

Recognition & Accomplishments

“Top Author,” JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards, 2021 and 2022

Best Lawyers in America: Tax Law, Trusts and Estates, 2020-2022

New Jersey Law Journal, New Leaders of the Bar, 2018

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Electronic Wills in Pennsylvania," Bucks County Bar Association, May 11, 2022

Co-host, “The Digital Planning Podcast,” 2019-present

Speaker, “Remote Document Execution: Legal and Practical Issues for Estate Planners,” The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, February 23, 2022

Board Memberships & Community Service

Anti-Defamation League, Philadelphia Region

Publications

Co-author, “Preparing Corporate Fiduciaries: Administering Estates and Trusts With Cryptocurrency,” The Legal Intelligencer, February 7, 2022

Co-author, “Estate Planning After the Pandemic,” GPSolo Magazine, ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, December 1, 2020

Co-author, “Technology – Probate: Estate Planning after the Pandemic: How the Coronavirus and Technology Will Change the Estates Practice,” Probate & Property Magazine, ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, July 1, 2020

Credentials 

Education

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law (LL.M., Taxation, 2012)

American University Washington College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2005)

Washington University in St. Louis (B.A., with honors, 2002)

Admissions

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

Maryland

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

U.S. Tax Court