As a member of the firm’s Estate Planning and Corporate & Tax practice groups, Andrew represents individuals, families, business owners, executives, and professionals in all aspects of tax and estate planning, business succession planning, asset protection planning, and charitable planning. Andrew’s practice involves advising closely-held businesses and high net worth individuals with regard to estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes, as well as the preparation of estate plan documents for young couples with minor children. Additionally, Andrew routinely counsels both individual and institutional fiduciaries in all aspects of trust and estate administration.

Andrew also has extensive experience in the formation and operation of non-profit entities, including private foundations, public charities, private social clubs, supporting organizations, and other tax-exempt organizations.

Andrew is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University where he teaches Wills, Trusts & Estates. He is a frequent speaker and author on estate planning, tax, and non-profit organization topics, and he is a member of the Georgetown Law Tax LL.M. Alumni Admissions Interview Program.

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George Mason University, B.A., 2008

Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2011

Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation, 2013, with distinction, Certificate in Estate Planning


American Bar Association, Taxation Section

American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Lancaster Bar Association

Lancaster Chamber

Lancaster County Estate Planning Council, Board of Directors

Georgetown University Law Center Tax LL.M., Alumni Interviewer


Pennsylvania Rising Stars®, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2022


U.S. Tax Court

Bar Admissions


New Jersey


September 15, 2020 - Estate Planning and the Upcoming Elections
McNees Insights

March 13, 2020 - Estate Planning and Coronavirus
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March 2, 2020 - McNees Insights - Estate Planning
Reviewing Your Estate Plan | The Effect on the Secure Act on Trusts

February 15, 2019 - Estate Planning Challenges for Business Owners in 2019
The Legal Intelligencer

November 28, 2018 - Bon Voyage to the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program
Corporate Counsel Business Journal

August 13, 2018 - Amending Charitable Trusts with Pennsylvania’s Charitable Instruments Act
Fiduciary Litigation Update

June 21, 2018 - IRS announces the end of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

June 5, 2018 - IRS Announces the End of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program
McNees Corporate & Tax Client Update

May 15, 2017 - Basis In Inherited Property
McNees Insights News

November 11, 2016 - McNees Insights Newsletter - Estate Planning
IN THIS ISSUE: IRS Simplifies Rules for Correcting Late Rollovers l Controlling From the Grave - Incentive Trusts l Life Insurance Due Diligence In Estate Planning

August 24, 2016 - IRS Proposes New Rules for Valuing Interests in Family-Owned Businesses
McNees Insights Estate Planning News

March 27, 2016 - McNees Insights - Estate Planning
In this issue: Estate Planning For Real Property l Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts l Spendthrift Trusts – How to (Properly) Protect A Beneficiary From Herself

March 16, 2015 - Orphans' Court Litigation

October 19, 2014 - McNees Insights - Estate Planning - Fall 2014
In this issue: Year-End Tax Planning 2014  l  Pennsylvania Makes Significant Changes to Power of Attorney Law  l  Have You Reviewed Your Estate Plan Recently?

June 20, 2014 - McNees Insights - Estate Planning
 - Summer 2014
In this issue: Transitioning The Family Business to the Next Generation  l  Charitable Trusts and Estate Planning  l  Recent Tax Developments

May 20, 2014 - Orphans' Court Update
Requesting, Obtaining and Reporting the Personal Information of the Beneficiaries of a Trust

May 19, 2014 - McNees Insights - Estate Planning - Spring 2014
In this issue: Who Gets Your IRA? – Six Common Mistakes  l  Estate Planning for Digital Assets  l  Post-Production Issues and Oil & Gas Leases

July 9, 2013 - McNees Insights - Asset Planning and Federal Taxation - Summer 2013
In this issue: Qualified Family Business Exemption for Inheritance Tax  l  3.8% Medicare Tax on Net Investment Income  l  Payable on Death Accounts – Pros and Cons


May 23, 2024 - 13 McNees attorneys recognized as 2024 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars®

August 18, 2022 - Best Lawyers® Recognizes 34 McNees Attorneys, Six Named “Lawyer of the Year”

May 23, 2022 - 12 Pennsylvania McNees Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers®

May 26, 2021 - Ten Pennsylvania McNees Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

June 29, 2020 - Thirteen McNees Attorneys Among 2020 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

January 7, 2020 - McNees Attorneys Nicole Stezar Kaylor, Steve Matzura, Matthew Pritchard, Andrew Rusniak and Brad Walker Elected into Membership

October 9, 2019 - McNees Estate Planning Attorney Teaching at Dickinson Law School

May 14, 2019 - McNees Estate Planning Attorney to Present at PBI Program

February 5, 2019 - McNees Attorney to Present on Business Succession at ABC Keystone Event

May 31, 2018 - 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 31, 2018 - McNees Attorney to Present “Avoiding Mistakes in Common Nonprofit Governance and Organizational Practices”

September 18, 2017 - McNees Attorneys to Speak at Tax Executives Institute’s 19th Annual Tax Conference

May 9, 2017 - McNees’ Andrew Rusniak to Speak at RKL Not-for-Profit Seminar

September 29, 2016 - Retired State Police Association of Pennsylvania Recognizes McNees for Pro Bono Work

March 30, 2016 - McNees Attorney Andrew Rusniak Presents "Estate Planning For The Middle Market Client" at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute

December 8, 2015 - McNees Attorneys Selected as 2015 Select Lawyers

May 8, 2015 - 2015 McNees Attorney Andrew Rusniak To Present "Estate Planning For Younger Couples" At The Pennsylvania bar Institute Course

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