Kathryn Lease Simpson

Howell C. Mette

Chairman
Harrisburg Office
T: (717) 232-5000
F: (717) 236-1816
E: hcmette@mette.com
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"Being able to help solve clients' problems is our greatest reward," explains founding attorney Howell Mette. "We take a proactive approach, rather than just responding to a client's stated issues. We're prepared to suggest alternate courses, as well as identify ancillary problems."

"As attorneys these issues are a common process, for our clients it's often a once in a lifetime experience. We take the time to explain and give them answers."

Howell has spent his distinguished career focusing on providing legal counsel related to federal and state taxation, business reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions and business sales, estate planning and estate administration. He has been selected by his peers every year since 2009 for inclusion in The Best Lawyers® for his work in trusts & estates.

In addition to practicing law, Howell has dedicated himself to passing on his legal knowledge to others. He was an adjunct Professor of Law at Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law and received the Edward C. First Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award. Howell has also been a frequent lecturer before the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Dickinson Forum and numerous tax seminars. His passion for education was recognized by the Dickinson School of Law with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

A long-time Central Pennsylvania resident, he has contributed his time and resources to numerous community and professional organizations. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and served for many years as a Trustee of the Pennsylvania Bar Trust and Insurance Trust. Howell is also the Treasurer of the Dauphin County Bar Foundation and a board member of the HACC Foundation.

PRACTICE AREAS
Estates & Trusts
Business Law
Taxation

ADMISSIONS
Pennsylvania Bar
Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. Tax Court
Third Circuit Court of Appeals

PROFESSIONAL
Dauphin County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

EDUCATION
Dickinson School of Law, J.D.,
Dickinson School of Law, L.D., Honorary
New York University, LL.M. Taxation
Dickinson College, A.B.

HARRISBURG OFFICE
3401 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-0950

TOWANDA OFFICE
304 Main Street
Towanda, PA 18848