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John Hook Named Best Lawyers’ Philadelphia Nonprofit/Charities “Lawyer of the Year”

November 04, 2015
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon Partner John C. Hook was named Best Lawyers’ 2016 Philadelphia “Lawyer of the Year” in the nonprofit/charities law category. The 2016 Best Lawyers in America is based on an exhaustive peer-review of legal abilities of lawyers in their specialties. Those included in “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Hook advises charitable organizations on the establishment and operation of a planned charitable giving program. Such advice includes forming the program, establishing policies and procedures, addressing corporate governance issues, describing the types of planned giving documents available to donors, providing organizations with sample documents, and providing specific advice to the organization when a donor expresses an interest in making a planned charitable gift. Additionally, Hook provides estate planning and tax advice to high-net-worth individuals, executives, entrepreneurs and owners of closely held businesses. In conjunction with estate planning for individuals, Hook advises clients on the most tax-efficient ways to include charitable giving in an individual’s estate planning. Outside his practice, Hook serves on the board of directors and development committee for Catholic Partnership Schools, as chair of the Freedom Valley YMCA planned giving and endowment committee, and on the board of directors and as co-chair of the social committee for the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.

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