McKinley C. McAdooShareholder | Trusts + EstatesFor 30 years, clients have been turning to Sandy to help them navigate trust and estates law.

McKinley C. McAdoo

McKinley, better known as Sandy, has been making trusts and estates law make sense to his clients for three decades.

He works with individuals, families, and fiduciaries – including owners of privately held businesses – to create thoughtful plans to preserve, manage and transfer wealth. Sandy also works with banks, trust companies, and other entities to provide guidance on estate planning and administration as well as fiduciary law.

Sandy’s commitment to his clients stems from a personal philosophy - and track record - of working to preserve and grow things of value. Over the years, he has contributed as board and executive committee member of numerous long-standing organizations in the region, including the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale, Blair Academy, The Shipley School and Friends School Haverford.

He is also a past president of The Orpheus Club, where he has been singing baritone for more than 40 years. Sandy currently serves as president of The 1941 Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is, among other things, to support music education and a cappella singing communities at Princeton University, other universities and within the public at large. He is also a past president of the Princeton Nassoon Alumni Association and is a 20-year member of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.

Beyond McCAUSLAND Keen + Buckman

  • 40+ years singing baritone with multi-generational choirs
  • Longtime board member of area non-profit organizations

Affiliations + Recognitions

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association


  • Philadelphia Bar Association


  • Philadelphia Estate Planning Council


  • The Orpheus Club

    Member and Past President

  • Princeton Nassoon Alumni Association

    Past President

  • The 1941 Fund




  • Temple University

    Juris Doctor

  • Princeton University

    Bachelor of Arts

  • Pennsylvania

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