Skip to main content
Duke Schneider
Avvo
Pro

Duke Schneider

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Corporate & Incorporation, Tax, Real Estate

How would you rate this lawyer?

If you’re a current or former client, share your thoughts (anonymously, if you prefer). Would you recommend this lawyer to other clients?

Review Duke Schneider

About Me

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


 


 


 

More 

Photos and Videos

411980 1340735930

411980 1340735959

411980 1340735976

411980 1340736050

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

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

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Timothy F. Rayne

    Duke and I have worked together for many years. He is an exceptional Estate Planning and Probate attorney. Duke handles diverse planning cases, from simple to complex. I have referred many clients to Duke and he never fails to impress. I highly recommend Duke.

    More 

    Timothy Rayne Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Christian K. Lassen

    I endorse this lawyer.

    More 

    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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

More 

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199005/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
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

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chester County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chester County Bar FoundationMemberN/A
WealthCounselMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
ArticleLow Interest Rates Create Estate Planning Opportunities2008

Education
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