Latisha Bernard Schuenemann

Latisha Bernard Schuenemann

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Location:
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
Phone:
610-816-0342
866-360-5064
Fax:
610-372-8671
Email:
[email protected]

"My tax background allows me to work in a number of different areas, all heavily dependent on tax planning."

Latisha Bernard Schuenemann joined Leisawitz Heller in 2007. She holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation and practices in two of the firm’s practice groups: the Estates and Trusts and the Business Group. Her knowledge of tax law is an invaluable resource in helping the firm’s clients with estate planning and estate and trust administration matters. Latisha also handles a myriad of business transactions.

Outside of the office, Latisha is involved with many organizations. She serves as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) Women in the Professional and PBA Minority Bar Committees, the Berks County Bar Association, vice chair of the Diversity in Practice of Law Committee, a board member of the Estate Planning Council of Berks County, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc., a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, a board member of the Berks County Community Foundation, a board member of the Gilmore Henne Community Fund, a past board member and past vice president of the Greater Reading Young Professionals, and a past member of the Berks County Libraries Task Force.

Latisha is an alumnus of Reading Central Catholic High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Kutztown University and her Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from St. Joseph’s University. Latisha also earned her Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law and her Master of Laws degree in taxation from Villanova University School of Law.

While attending law school, Latisha worked as a legal intern at the Office of Attorney General within the Capital Litigation Section and Medicaid Fraud Section. Latisha also worked as a certified legal intern at the Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic, which provides legal services to the community. “I really enjoyed my past community service work and I’m glad the firm encourages its lawyers to get involved.”

Year Joined Firm

  • 2007

Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • Elder Law
  • Tax
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Fiduciary Litigation

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • LL.M., Master of Laws
    • Major: Taxation
  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    • Juris Doctor
  • Kutztown University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science
    • Major: Business Administration
  • St. Joseph’s University
    • Master of Science
    • Major: Criminal Justice
  • Reading Central Catholic High School

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) Women in the Professional and PBA Minority Bar Committees , Member
  • Berks County Bar Association, Member
  • Diversity in Practice of Law Committee, Vice Chair
  • Estate Planning Council of Berks County, Board Member
  • Justice Williams Strong Inns of Court, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc., Member
  • Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Greater Reading Young Professionals, Past Board Member and Past Vice President

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of Attorney General within the Capital Litigation Section and Medicaid Fraud Section, Legal Intern
  • Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic, Certified Legal Intern

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member of the Berks County Community Foundation
  • Board Member of the Gilmore Henne Community Fund
  • Past Member of the Berks County Libraries Task Force