Biography

John A. Terrill, II is a Partner at Heckscher Teillon Terrill & Sager, PC in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Terrill's practice largely focuses on estate planning for clients with complex assets, such as businesses, real estate, and other significant assets.  He is a nationally recognized authority on asset protection planning, which involves estate planning with attention given to the preservation and protection of assets from undue exposure to litigation or other claims.  His practice also includes charitable planning (particularly creating and operating foundations), estate settlement, and fiduciary litigation.  He is also frequently engaged as an expert witness in matters involving estate and trust litigation.  Mr. Terrill is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel where he currently serves as Vice President.  He was the founding chair of ACTEC's Asset Protection Committee and is a member of the College's Asset Protection and Legal Education committees.  He also formerly co-chaired ACTEC's Task Force on FATF (the Financial Action Task Force) and was ACTEC’s Pennsylvania state chair from 2012 through 2015.  He is a member of the American Bar Association and its Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, and Law Practice Management Sections; the Pennsylvania Bar Association and its Real Property, Probate, & Trust Law Section; the Philadelphia Bar Association; and the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.  He has been listed as a top trust and estate lawyer in Philadelphia's Best Lawyers, named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine, and received the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.  He continues to teach and speak on asset protection planning, the impact of FATF on law practice, and more.  He is a graduate of Dartmouth College (A.B. magna cum laude 1973) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. cum laude 1976).