Wayne M. Pecht


Areas of Practice

Business Law, Estate Planning & Administration, Federal, State and Local Tax Planning and Litigation, Orphans’ Court Litigation, Special Needs Planning


The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in Accounting
The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D.
Georgetown University Law Center, L.L.M. in Taxation

Wayne M. Pecht is a well-recognized and respected business and wealth preservation attorney. He concentrates his practice in business and corporate law, estate and trust planning and administration, tax planning, elder law, and Orphans’ Court litigation. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a frequent lecturer on wealth preservation, retirement and tax planning, and a variety of business topics. Mr. Pecht heads the Estate and Trust Planning and Administration and Hospitality Practice Groups.

Mr. Pecht is licensed to practice in:

  • All Pennsylvania Courts
  • All California Courts
  • U.S. District Court – Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Mr. Pecht has been recognized by his peers for more than fifteen years as a Best Lawyer in America in the areas of both Business Law and Trusts and Estates. He is affiliated with the following professional associations:

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • American Association of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee, Chairman (2017-2019)
  • Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, and Cumberland County Bar Associations
  • Dauphin County Orphans’ Court Rules Committee
  • Cumberland County Orphans’ Court Rules Committee
  • CPA in Pennsylvania

Mr. Pecht is vested in the community and holds or has held these posts:

  • Solicitor for Cumberland County Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court (2014 – 2019)
  • Solicitor for Cumberland County Coroner (2014 – Present)
  • Solicitor for Cumberland County Treasurer (2009 – Present)
  • Chairman, Friends of Greg Rothman (2021- Present)
  • Co-Chairman, Mike Regan for Senate (2015- 2021)
  • Chairman, Christylee Peck for Superior Court
  • Treasurer, Vic Stabile for Judge (2012- Present)
  • Treasurer, Citizens for Gleim (2017 – 2021)
  • Pinnacle Health Foundation Board Member (2013 – 2019)
  • Eagle Foundation Board Member (past President) (2004 – 2018)
  • Cumberland County Bar Foundation Board Member (2012 – 2018)
  • West Shore Country Club Board of Governors (2019 – Present)
  • Silver Spring Township Supervisor (1994 – 2005); Board Chairman (1998 – 2005)