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About Bryan Keenan

BRYAN E. KEENAN is a Director of the Wilming¬≠ton, Delaware, law firm of Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A., where his main areas of practice are taxation, business transactions and business law.  His practice encompasses wealth transfer vehicles, including family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, charitable trusts and private foundations.  Bryan regularly authors and presents educational programs on tax subjects for lay and professional groups.  His published writings range from the professional liability of accountants to the economics of industrial investment.  He served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Widener Law School for a number of years where he taught Tax Practice and Procedure in the Graduate Tax Program.Bryan received his B.A. degree, cum laude, and his J.D. degree from Syracuse University, and his LL.M. degree in Taxation from Temple University.  Bryan is a member of the Business Law, Law Practice Management, Real Property and Probate, and Taxation Sections of the American Bar Association and the Corporation Law, Estates and Trusts, Taxation and Employment Law Sections of the Delaware State Bar Association.  He is also a member of the Wilmington Tax Group (Treasurer 2001-2002; President 2002-2003) and the Estate Planning Council of Delaware, Inc. (Director 2005-).Bryan is admitted to practice in the state courts of Delaware and Pennsylvania, the United States District Court of Delaware, the United States Court of Claims and the United States Tax Court.Areas of PracticeTrusts and Estate PlanningBusiness Planning and TransactionsTaxationBar AssociationsDelaware State Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar AssociationAdmitted to PracticeUnited States District Court for the District of DelawareUnited States District Court for the District of PennsylvaniaUnited States Court of ClaimsUnited States Tax CourtEducationTemple University Beasley School of Law, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation 1983Syracuse University, Juris Doctor 1978Syracuse University, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude 1976PublicationsSpecialized Planning with Pass-Through EntitiesPartnership Terminations: Breaking Up is Hard to DoUnderstanding and Drafting Trusts in Delaware: Charitable Remainder and Charitable Lead TrustsLLCs: Advising Small Business Start-Ups and Larger Companies in Delaware: Compliance Under Delaware Law.Partnerships, LLCs & LLPs in Delaware: Organization and Operation: As Used in Estate PlanningExempt Organizations and Charitable Activities in DelawareThe Tao of Karl Malden and Split Dollar Plans: After Notice 2002-8, What Will You Do?Professional AssociationsAmerican Bar Association, Business Law, Law Practice Management, Real Property and Probate, and Taxation SectionsDelaware State Bar Association, Corporation Law, Estates and Trusts,  Taxation and Employment Law SectionsWilmington Tax Group, Treasurer 2001-2002; President 2002-2003Estate Planning Council of Delaware, Inc., Director 2005-