About Daniel Baltuch
Helping Elders and their families navigate the complexities of Long Term Care
While in college, Daniel volunteered in and directed a hospital patient visitation program. He supported and counseled patients and their families through illnesses and crises.
This turned out to be one of the most important things he has ever done, even beyond the great worth of the work itself. Daniel got to know his future wife while he was training her to become the next program director. And the experience also led Daniel to realize that his calling was to help individuals and families prepare for and navigate the complexities of such stressful times and circumstances in their lives. Today, Daniel assists elders and their families with sensitivity and foresight through his practice of elder law.
Professional and educational background
Daniel serves as the founding vice-president and (pro bono) legal counsel for First Seder, Inc., an organization that provides adult education classes to retirees and others. Prior to starting his Elder Law practice, Daniel advised and represented a Fortune 100 company in all aspects of state and local tax law in all 50 states. Before that, Daniel was a legal intern for the Honorable Anne E. Lazarus of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Daniel also spent time at the American Law Institute-American Bar Association, where he worked on books on estate planning, the Uniform Trust Code, health care law, and legal ethics. He served as a legal intern and Sparer Fellow at the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, which is where he first represented clients in securing Medicaid, Social Security and other federal and state benefits. Daniel has published articles in multiple legal journals and periodicals, including in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Law Journal and in Estate Planning. He is a trained mediator. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Daniel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In addition to his law degree, he earned a certificate in business and public policy from the Wharton Business School and also received the Distinguished Pro Bono Service award. Daniel also received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and graduated magna cum laude in only two and a half years.
Daniel lives near Philadelphia with his wife and five children.