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Wendy Denton Heleen

Pittsburgh Office
Frick Building
437 Grant Street, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
North Hills Office
Waterfront Corporate Park
2100 Georgetowne Drive, Suite 300
Sewickley, PA 15143

Wendy is a member of our Estate Planning and Administration Group. She specializes in all matters relating to planning and dealing with incapacity and death, including charitable planning and estate and trust documents.  She advises her clients in regard to probate and non-probate matters, beneficiary designations and planning to minimize income, gift, Federal estate and state inheritance tax.  She also advises decedent’s family members on estate administration procedures, including the preparation of death tax returns and the establishment of trusts.

Prior to her work as an estate attorney, Wendy worked as a trust administration officer at Mellon Bank. This experience greatly enhanced her understanding of estate planning and administration, providing her with a broadened viewpoint to accompany her legal practice.  She joined Goehring, Rutter & Boehm as a law student in 1992 and has continued her law career at the firm since that time.


Bucknell University, 1984, magna cum laude, B.S. in Business Administration, Phi Beta Kappa 

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1994, Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barristers

Courts Admitted

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Allegheny County Bar Association: Probate and Trust Law Section Council, “Very Important Papers” project

KDKA’s “KD and You and the Law”

University of Pittsburgh - Osher Learning Institute and the Office of Institutional Advancement: Presenter

Community Involvement

Allegheny HYP Club: Board of Directors

Pittsburgh Foundation: Professional Advisory Board

Oakmont Presbyterian Church - Adult Handbell Choir

Pittsburgh South Hills Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter: Member, Chairperson for Charitable Donations and Past President


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