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Duke works primarily with family-owned and closely held businesses on succession planning, family wealth transfer planning and the structure of the business enterprise. Duke also works closely with individuals on a wide variety of estate and wealth transfer planning and estate and trust administration matters.


Practice Areas:

  • Estates & Trusts

  • Elder Law

  • Essential Estate Planning



Recent Representations:

  • Implemented a plan to shift ownership of a family-owned business to children including stock purchase, buy/sell, employment and deferred compensation agreements for an individual business owner.

  • Planned and created generation-skipping dynasty trusts for a family, including grantor retained annuity trust strategies for an individual client.

  • Planned and implemented a family limited partnership funded with real estate and investment assets for an individual client.

  • Represented and counseled business owner and individual clients in Estate and Trust Administrations.

  • Created and funded a private foundation and charitable remainder trust for a charitably inclined client, resulting in income and estate tax savings.

  • Represented an individual business owner in sale of a significant family-owned business





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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
  2. Tax: 25%
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
  4. Estate Planning: 25%

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  • Guy Henry Haskell

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  • Michael Gerard Louis

    I endorse this lawyer. Duke is extremely knowledgeable in the estate planning and estate administration fields. He is well respected in the community as well.


    Michael Louis Commercial Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. West Chester

17 West Miner Street
Post Office Box 660
West Chester, PA, 19381-0660

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. Kennett

211 East State Street
Kennett Square, PA, 19348

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. Centreville

5721 Kennett Pike
Centreville, DE, 19807



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awesome AttorneySuburban Life Magazine2015
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2014
BV Distinguished for ethical standards and legal abilityMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2010
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2009
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Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chester County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
ArticleLow Interest Rates Create Estate Planning Opportunities2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)Pre-LawBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)Business AdministrationMA - MastersN/A
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A