February 2018 Luncheon Program
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"Why is Everyone Talking About Delaware Trusts?"

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Where: The Union League
140 South Broad Street
Lincoln Hall (2nd Floor)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19102
United States
Contact: Denise Downing

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"Why is Everyone Talking About Delaware Trusts?"

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This program will focus on the various reasons why client’s in other jurisdictions are choosing to create their trusts in Delaware or other trust friendly states.  Topics that will be covered include the use of dynasty trusts, directed trusts, self-settled asset protection trusts and silent trusts.

One Education Credit for CLE (PA Only), Insurance (PA Only), CFP, CPA (PA Only), PACE and CTFA will be offered.

Michael M. Gordon, JD, LLM is a Director at the Wilmington law firm of Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.  He is a graduate of Fairfield University and the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.  He received his Masters of Law in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law in 2008 and is a member of the Delaware and Maryland Bar Associations.  

Michael is the former Chair of the Estates and Trusts Section of the Delaware Bar Association.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.  Michael is also a member of the American Bar Association where he serves as a Group Vice-Chair of the Non-Tax Estate Planning Considerations Group of the Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law.  

Michael’s practice focuses on the unique aspects of Delaware trust law, including directed trusts, dynasty trusts, asset protection trusts and all aspects of the validity, construction and administration of Delaware trusts.  Michael routinely works with clients across the country to transfer the situs of trusts to Delaware and to modify trusts to take advantage of Delaware’s favorable trust law.  Michael drafts, reviews and comments on Delaware trust agreements for local and out of state clients and provides legal opinions on the validity of trusts under Delaware law.


The Philadelphia Estate Planning Council
P.O. Box 579
Moorestown, NJ 08057-0579

Executive Director: Denise Downing, CMP


Phone: (215) 486-6215
Fax: (856) 727-9504