Kerry M. Porter

Associate

Kerry M. Porter

Associate

Practice Focus

Trusts, Estates, and Tax
Fiduciary Litigation

Contact

Direct: (302) 468-5012
Fax: (302) 691-6834
Email: kporter@mdsulaw.com

Administrative Support

Sonja L. Carducci
Direct: (302) 468-5970
Email: scarducci@mdsulaw.com
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Kerry practices in the areas of estate and trust litigation, estate planning and wealth preservation, estate administration, and advising individual and institutional trustees and other fiduciaries in all matters relating to trusts and estates.

Kerry advises clients on all aspects of estate and trust planning including wills, trusts, advance healthcare directives, powers of attorney, and probate and estate administration. Kerry also advises high net worth individuals on implementing sophisticated tax planning and wealth preservation strategies.

Kerry regularly advises individuals, trust companies, family offices, and other fiduciaries on estate and trust law, including the interpretation of governing instruments, fiduciary duties, and various transactional matters including trust modifications, terminations, mergers, decantings, nonjudicial settlement agreements, and trust situs transfers. Kerry also represents beneficiaries and fiduciaries in trust and estate matters before the Delaware Court of Chancery and Delaware Supreme Court.

During law school, Kerry interned in the Veterans Law Clinic, completed a public interest externship with DuPont, and volunteered for the Wills for Heroes and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs. Following law school, Kerry was awarded an Equal Justice Works Americorps Legal Fellowship to provide legal advocacy and representation to military veterans and their families. Kerry also served as legislative counsel to the Majority Caucus of the Delaware House of Representatives.

Prior to joining the firm, Kerry was an attorney in the trusts and estates practice group at Cooch and Taylor P.A.

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

  • Delaware

 

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, LL.M. (Taxation)

  • Villanova University School of Law, Certificate in Estate Planning
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., Dec, pro bono distinction

Memberships

  • Estate Planning Council of Delaware, Member
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Member
    • Estates and Trusts Section, Member
      • Revocation Upon Divorce Subcommittee, Member

    • Taxation Section, Member
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association, Member

Recognition

  • SuperLawyers® Rising Star (2022)
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