LEXINGTON, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, has named Richard Wehrle as the firm’s Trusts & Estate Planning Service Group Chair. Wehrle succeeds J. David Porter, who has served in that capacity for 13 years. Porter, who was recently elected as Chair of Western Kentucky University’s Board of Regents, will continue his trusts and estate planning and fiduciary law practice at the firm.
“We thank David for his valuable service as Trusts & Estate Planning Service Group Chair to the firm and are fortunate to have Richard’s outstanding legal skills and vision to lead our trusts and estate planning practice into the future,” said Ken Sagan, chairman of Stites & Harbison, PLLC.
Wehrle is a member (partner) of the firm based in the Lexington, Ky., office. He concentrates his practice on trusts and estate administration, estate planning and charitable giving, charitable and non-profit organizations, estate and gift taxes, probate, and fiduciary law. His background includes more than 20 years of experience in trusts and estate planning. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Outside of Stites & Harbison, Wehrle is a member of a variety of accounting and financial service organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Society of Financial Service Professionals. He also serves on the foundation board of Bluegrass Community Technical College.