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Lesley Mehalick

Lesley Mehalick


Lesley Mehalick, Adjunct Professor at The American College

Adjunct Professor of Taxation and Special Needs Planning

Areas of Expertise:

Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning

BA, Pennsylvania State University
JD, George Washington University
LLM, Villanova University, School of Law


Lesley Mehalick, JD, LLM, is an Adjunct Professor of Taxation and Special Needs Planning at The American College of Financial Services. She is a shareholder of McAndrews Law Offices and the supervising partner for the firm’s estates and trusts department. She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, special needs planning, guardianships, special needs trusts, estate administration, and elder law planning. 

Mehalick regularly assists families in qualifying clients for public benefits, preparing special needs trusts, bringing guardianship proceedings, and carefully crafting an estate plan that maintains a disabled family member’s eligibility for essential public benefits. She regularly appears in Orphans’ Court and is a frequent lecturer to both attorneys and families on these topics. Mehalick previously practiced civil litigation in Northern Virginia, and she served as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Stanley P. Klein, Judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax County, Virginia. Mehalick holds an LLM in Taxation and a Certification in Estate Planning from the Villanova University School of Law, Graduate Tax Program, and she received her JD from the George Washington University Law School, where she served as the Executive Articles Editor on the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal.


HS 321 Fundamentals of Income Taxation

HS 375 Introduction to Disabilities and Lifetime Planning

HS 376 Legal and Financial Issues for Special Needs Families