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  • Paul C. Astor
    Paul C. Astor
    Senior Partner
Paul C. Astor
Senior Partner


Paul Astor is the senior partner and chair of the firm and its executive committee. Mr. Astor founded the firm in 1954. Today, his practice is focused on the areas of Corporate and Commercial Law, Trusts and Estates, Real Estate Law and Domestic Relations.

Mr. Astor has held several positions with multiple government agencies, including serving as special counsel to the Governor of Pennsylvania, helping to bring Volkswagen’s manufacturing plant into the Commonwealth, and serving as special counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Lottery Division. Mr. Astor has served as Chairman of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Law Day and has chaired its Public Relations Committee.


  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Economics, 1951
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1954

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

  • The Brandeis Law Society
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Recipient of “Lifetime Achievement” Award of American Associates of Ben Gurion University, November 2007
  • American Heart Association, honoree
  • Chairman’s Circle, Abramson Center for Jewish Life
  • Legacy Society, Federation of Jewish Agencies

Community Involvement

  • Served on the advisory Board of Hudson United Bank and is counsel and Director of WEAZ-FM Radio, Inc. (B101)
  • Served as President and was named Honorary President of the Justice Lodge of B’Nai B’rith
  • Honorary Director of the Abramson Center for Jewish Life (formerly Philadelphia Geriatric Center)
  • Serves as a Director on the Leadership Council of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Associate Chairman and Founder of American Associates of Ben Gurion, University of Negev
  • Director on National Board of AABGU & Chairman of its Governance Committee
  • Trustee of the Federation of Jewish Agencies
  • Supporting member of the National Liberty Museum
  • Supporting member of the Academy of Music
  • Supporting Philadelphia Opera Company
  • Served as President of Men’s Club, Temple Beth Hillel-Beth-El and served as Board Member
  • Co-Chairman (2 years) Federation “Circle of Partners”

Presentations and Publications

  • Served on panels (seminars on Ethics and Law) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Villanova Law School


Paul C. Astor, Esquire
Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel, LLP
The Bellevue
200 South Broad Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.790.0509 (fax)


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