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Duke Schneider

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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, elder care planning and estate and trust administration matters.


 


Practice Areas:



  • Estate Planning

  • Elder Law

  • Estate Administration


 


 


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

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Elder Law: 30%
  3. Tax: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($375/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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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.

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    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

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199012/01/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV Distinguished for ethical standards and legal abilityMartindale-Hubbell2016
Awesome Attorney - Estate PlanningSuburban Life Magazine2015
Top Lawyer - Elder LawMain Line Today Magazine2014
Top Lawyer - Trusts, Wills and EstatesMain Line Today Magazine2013
Top Lawyer - Elder LawMain Line Today Magazine2011
Top Lawyer - Elder LawMain Line Today Magazine2010
Top Lawyer - Trusts & EstatesMain Line Today Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMacElree Harvey, Ltd.1998 - Present
Of CounselWeinstein Schneider Kannebecker & Lokuta1995 - 1998
AttorneyLentz Cantor Kilgore & Massey1990 - 1995
Financial AnalystChester County, Pennsylvania1986 - 1990
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Chester County Bar FoundationMember1990 - Present
WealthCounselMemberN/A
ElderCounselMemberN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
ArticleLow Interest Rates Create Estate Planning Opportunities2008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)Business AdministrationMBA - Master of Business Administration1986
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)Pre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1984