Why Strongfirm.com?

Other than the obvious reason that it is easier to remember than SSMW.com, we wanted to emphasize the long term nature of our practice.  The origins of the Firm can be traced back to 1855.  In 1922, George V. Strong (1893-1964) joined the firm of Lewis Lawrence Smith which had been in existence since 1855, and the name of the Firm was changed to Smith & Strong.  Mr. Strong’s son George V. Strong, Jr. (1925-2002) joined the Firm in 1952 and continued as a senior partner in the Firm until his retirement in 1998.  Over the decades, the Strongs (and the many other attorneys who were partners, members and associates of the Firm) wrote hundreds of wills and trusts and represented thousands of clients.  Over the generations, the Firm has administered estates, guided trustees, worked out disputes over real estate and inheritances, and assisted each succeeding generation with its planning needs.  We hope to serve our client base for generations to come.   As a final and important point, we do not have a threshold; we work with plenty of clients with minimal assets, as well as those with more substantial holdings.  We hope this encourages you to consider speaking with us to update your plans as family milestones and business situations come across your horizon.  –Emory, Jim, Debbie & Tom

Strong Stevens Miller & Wyant, P.C.

Background

The current members of the firm have been in business for many decades, proudly serving the community.  Our unparalleled service, competitive prices, and overall value are why our clients remain loyal.  We hope to have an opportunity to assist you with your legal needs.

We have been servicing clients’ trusts and estates, real estate and business for over five decades.  Although many of our clients have been with us for many years, we also handle a large amount of referral business from clients and attorneys familiar with our work.

Services

Trusts & Estates

The firm has a long history of preparing and administering client Wills & Trusts, our attorneys serve as Trustees and act as counsel for Trustees.  We update estate planning documents for a variety of reasons including inheritance, family disputes, aging executors, divorce, marriage, change in wealth, change in the law, and various other personal and life events.

 Business

We have organized and represent many business both large and small (and their owners), prepare contracts and employment agreements, and prepare corporate and LLC transactional documents.

Real Estate

We prepare agreements of sale, deeds, leases, mortgages, notes, option to purchase, right of first refusal.  We also litigate real estate disputes related to divorce and estate matters.

Taxes

The firm prepares Individual, Estate, Inheritance, and Trust Tax Returns.

Attorneys

James H. Stevens, Esquire

Jim spent his early days in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. He attended Chestnut Hill Academy, received an A.B. from Princeton, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the firm in 1991, along with his brother, the late Richard K. Stevens, Jr.  Jim practices estate and trust law.

Jim now lives on the Main Line with his wife of 44 years. Their 4 boys are grown up and all of them are gainfully employed. Every summer, Jim and his extended family congregate in a Vermont village, where they maintain a restored 1840s farm house.

Jim’s hobbies include golf, acoustic guitar, creative writing and botany.

Jim can be reached at (610) 239-8600 x230, jstevens@strongfirm.com

Jim at work.

 

Emory A. Wyant, Jr., Esquire

Born in Washington, Connecticut.  Emory attended the University of Pennsylvania (BA 1972) and Temple Law School (JD 1975).  He has been with the Firm since 1975.  He has served as a director of a number of organizations including a Pennsylvania savings bank and is currently serving as a director of a Pennsylvania Graduate School which he helped organize.  In 2002 he was honored by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission with its Interfaith Understanding Award.  Although Emory has successfully practiced law for over 35 years, he looks forwarding to representing you.  He says he still needs all the practice he can get.

Emory can be reached at (610) 239-8600 x 222, ewyant@strongfirm.com

Emory at St. Pancras Station, London.

 

Deborah B. Miller, Esquire

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Debbie attended Lehigh University (BA with High Honors 1990), and University Pennsylvania School of Law (JD 1993, Associate Editor Comparative Labor Law Journal), and is bar certified in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  She is an active Member of the Montgomery County Bar Association and is focusing her practice on Business Contracts, and Trusts and Estates, with a particular interest in estate planning related to divorce.

Debbie can be reached at (610) 239-8600 x 234, dmiller@strongfirm.com

Debbie standing in front of art work from her mom.

 

Thomas R. Kellogg, Esq.

Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  Tom attended Williams College (BA, Magna Cum Laude 1958), and Harvard Law School (JD 1962).  He is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar and a retired member of the Delaware Bar.  He has been with the firm since 1987.  His principal fields are Estate Planning and Administration and Civil Litigation.  He is an officer and/or attorney for several non-profit organizations.  Tom looks forward to talking to you about your estate and litigation matters.

Tom can be reached at (610) 239-8600×227, tkellogg@strongfirm.com

Tom enjoying the news.

 

1250 Germantown Pike, Suite 300, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 (610) 239-8600