Allan Getson, 71, an attorney, died Jan. 8, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Getson was the founding partner of the law firm Getson & Schatz, P.C., and he practiced in the areas of real estate, corporate law, civil litigation and estate planning for 45 years. He consistently received the highest legal peer-review rating in Martindale-Hubbell for his professional and ethical standards in the practice of law.
He was a long-standing member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and its Real Property Section.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Getson attended Temple University and Washington & Lee University Law School. He also served in the U.S. Army.
He was a longtime congregant of Temple Adath Israel and a lifetime member of the Shekinah Lodge.
Getson is survived by his wife of 41 years, Judith E. Getson; daughter Lisa Getson-Brown; son Brian Getson; sister Carole Kogan-Steiner; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Anna and Edward Getson, and his sister, Faith Lipkin.
Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society via their Web site: www.leukemia.org.