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All​an Getson, Founding Partner of Law Firm, Dies at Age 71

January 29, 2009
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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.

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