Anthony La Ratta Appointed Chair of American Bar Association Group

Anthony R. La Ratta, a Partner in Archer’s Haddonfield office, has been appointed Chair of the Litigation, Ethics and Malpractice Group of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section. For the past two terms, he has been serving as the Vice Chair of the Group.

As Chair, Mr. La Ratta has overall leadership responsibility for the Group, which reviews national developments related to trust, estate and fiduciary litigation matters; addresses ethics and malpractice issues affecting trust and estate lawyers; educates members on national trends through efforts such as continuing legal education programs and articles; and analyzes litigation, ethics and malpractice disputes that impact estate planning, administration or  any other litigation or controversy.

Mr. La Ratta concentrates his practice in the area of Trust & Estate litigation, with an emphasis in litigation involving probate matters, estates, trusts, guardianships, and fiduciaries. He has represented institutions and individuals in a variety of contexts, including banks, corporate fiduciaries, executors, trustees, beneficiaries of estates and trusts, incapacitated persons, surviving spouses, and intestate heirs. Mr. La Ratta has handled cases involving will contests, undue influence, diminished capacity, contested guardianships, writings intended as wills, breach of fiduciary duty, and accountings of estates and trusts.

Mr. La Ratta is also admitted by the State of New Jersey to the roster of court-approved mediators for probate cases and has been appointed by the courts to assist in resolving such disputes through mediation.