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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


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



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.


    Michael Louis Commercial real estate 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.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer - Trusts WillsMain Line Today Magazine2016
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 - Trusts, Wills and EstatesMain Line Today Magazine2011
Top Lawyer - Elder LawMain Line Today Magazine2011
Top Lawyer - Trusts, Wills and EstatesMain Line Today Magazine2010
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
Association namePosition nameDuration
WealthCounselMember2004 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Chester County Bar FoundationMember1990 - Present
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