Kristen W. Poff


Kristen W. Poff


Practice Focus

Trusts, Estates, and Tax


Direct: (302) 468-5964
Fax: (302) 691-6834

Administrative Support

Sonja L. Carducci
Direct: (302) 468-5970
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Kristen practices in the areas of estate planning and wealth transfer, estate and trust litigation, estate and trust administration, business transactions, and tax law. Kristen counsels both individual and corporate trustees in all matters related to estates and trusts, including trust modifications, terminations, mergers, decantings, nonjudicial settlement agreements, and trust situs changes. She also provides representation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
During law school, Kristen served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Myron T. Steele, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware. Following law school, Kristen practiced in Structured Finance and Alternative Entities, where she gained extensive experience in transactional matters involving Delaware statutory trusts and other alternative entities, including the representation of banks and trust companies involved in asset securitizations and structured finance transactions. Since 2012, Kristen has concentrated her practice in the area of trusts and estates.

Professional Associations

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Estates and Trusts Section, Member

Thought Leadership

  • Ms. Poff co-authored Peierls of Wisdom: Analysis of the Delaware Supreme Court Opinions and Their Effect on the Migration of Trusts to Delaware, DEL. BANKER, Winter 2014 at 14.


  • Delaware, 2006

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, 2007



  • Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2006
    • Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Staff: Awarded Herman V. Belk Memorial Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
    • Widener Scholar
  • University of Delaware, Masters of Business Administration, 1998

  • Wake Forest University, Bachelor of Science in Business, cum laude, 1996

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