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1925 Lovering Ave, Wilmington, Delaware, United States 19806
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(302) 652-2900
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About Michael Gordon

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 Co-Chair of the Asset Protection Planning Committee 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.Michael resides in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife, Amie, and two daughters, Samantha and Mia.Areas of PracticeTrusts and Estate PlanningTaxationBar AssociationsDelaware State Bar Association, Maryland State Bar AssociationEducationCatholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Juris Doctor 2003Fairfield University, Bachelor of Arts 2000PublicationsDirected Trusts, Trust Protectors, Private Trust Companies and Other Bells and WhistlesThe Use of Asset Protection Trusts for Tax Planning PurposesDrafting Delaware TrustsThe Tax and Non-Tax Aspects of Decanting Irrevocable TrustsThe Tax Consequences of Decanting: A Summary of the Gift, Estate, Income and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Considerations when Utilizing Delaware’s Decanting StatuteHow to Fix a Broken Trust through DecantingThe Use of Asset Protection Trusts for Tax Planning PurposesOptions for Managing Trust Transfer RiskTwo Years Can Last Forever - Planning Under the New ActUse of Delaware Incomplete Gift Non-Grantor Trusts In Light of IR-2007-127A Practitioner's Toolkit for Fixing Broken TrustsThe Use of Asset Protection Trusts for Tax Planning PurposesWhy is Everyone Talking About Delaware Trusts?Professional AssociationsAmerican Bar Association, Co-Chair of Asset Protection Planning Committee of the Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate LawDelaware Bar Association, former Chair of the Estates and Trusts Section