As Chairman and CEO, Stan shapes Sterling’s vision and mission. Prior to establishing the firm, he was a partner at a large Philadelphia-based law practice, where he focused on domestic and international tax and estate planning. He then formed a Pennsylvania-regulated trust company, serving as CEO before co-founding Sterling Trustees. A member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Stan is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and South Africa and is a published author and speaker on international tax and estate planning. He holds a law degree in income tax and estate planning from Temple University School of Law and earned his bachelor of commerce degree, bachelor of laws degree and higher diploma in South African tax law from the University of the Witwatersrand. Stan has earned the coveted AV Preeminent®
rating from Martindale-Hubbell – the highest level of professional excellence, ranked by his peers.
Stan knows the true value of moving forward. An avid world traveler, he picked up stakes in 1977 and brought his young family from South Africa to the United States, where he practiced trust and estates law for many years. Never one to remain still, he co-founded Sterling Trustees in 2008 with his son, Antony.
For Stan, success is all about relationships…and independence. “There is no business without a sound client partnership,” he says. “At Sterling, we work as a team to provide objective, balanced advice. Never be shackled to old-fashioned ideas. Be a forward thinker.”
When he’s not guiding Sterling Trustees, Stan pursues other interests – from following professional golf and tennis to playing bridge and keeping up with the latest best sellers.
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