Robert E. Donatelli, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been reappointed to the City of Allentown Board of Ethics, which is responsible to administer the City’s Code of Ethics. He was reappointed by Allentown Mayor, Ray O’Connell, with the advice and consent of Council. His second 3-year term will run through December 15, 2021.
Donatelli has over 40 years of experience in estate administration, wills and trusts, and real estate law. He helps clients with all aspects of estate planning – will preparation, tax issues, guardianships, powers of attorney, living wills, living trusts, and special needs trusts; and to estate administration – the process of probate, valuing, and managing the estate, executing decisions on guardianships and conservatorship.
In real estate law, he advises clients on matters of residential and commercial sales transactions, real estate contracts, mortgages, re-finances, foreclosures, eminent domain, title insurance, and title disputes. He handles land use, zoning, and permit matters.
Donatelli is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. He is a former solicitor of the Register of Wills of Lehigh County; is active in the Bar Association of Lehigh County, where he served as President in 1985; and is a member of the Barristers Inn of Court, where he also served as President. Donatelli received his A.B. from Muhlenberg College in 1960, and his J.D. from University of Kansas School of Law in 1963.