Edward P. Wojnaroski, Jr. is a partner with Williams Coulson and has been practicing law for over 33 years. He delivers comprehensive estate planning, business planning, estate administration, and personalized tax consulting services designed to minimize taxes and maximize wealth transfer with practical solutions. Ed has extensive planning and drafting experience with sophisticated and innovative estate planning techniques. In addition, he maintains an active practice serving clients in state and federal tax controversies.


He served on active duty in the U. S. Marine Corps and in the U.S. Marine Corps reserve in the rank of Colonel for a combined total of 33 years until his retirement in 2020. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.


  • The Best Lawyers in America® since 2006 in the field of trusts and estates
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list since 2010 in the practice area of estate planning and probate.


  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Probate & Trust Law Section)


  • Certified Financial Planner™ professional since 1998.


  • Portfolios 805-4th, Private Annuities and Self-Canceling Installment Notes and 821-3rd, Federal Tax Issues of Employee Plan and Commercial Annuities published by Bloomberg/Tax Management,
    • Chapter “Private Annuities and Self-Cancelling Installment Notes,” in the book, The American Bar Association (ABA) Practical Guide to Estate Planning
    • Numerous articles have appeared in national tax periodicals

Speaking Engagements

  • Private Annuities and Self-cancelling Installment Notes, Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, 2011

Representative Experience

  • Planned, implemented, and transitioned family-owned business interests of all sizes to younger generations in specialized trusts.
  • Achieved favorable results with the IRS and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue in a significant number of tax controversy matters.
  • Generated substantial tax savings and asset protection in complex business and real estate transactions with sophisticated techniques.
  • Advised entrepreneurs in the formation, operation, and disposition of business interests and associated tax planning.