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Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A. is pleased to announce that Joe Bosik IV and Rob Harra III have been accepted into the inaugural class of the Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute (“MAFI”). MAFI is the third Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”). The Institutes were formed to identify and develop future ACTEC Fellows through a series of in-depth presentations given by current ACTEC Fellows and other experts in each field. The MAFI inaugural class will attend their first session in September. Congratulations, Joe and Rob!

Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A. is pleased to announce that Christopher P. Clemson was admitted to the Delaware Bar on December 13, 2018.  Chris obtained his Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law, graduating cum laude with a certificate in Business Law.  He is pursuing an LL.M. in Taxation and an Estate Planning Certificate from Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Rob Harra III and Bill Kelleher attended Geneva Group International’s (“GGI”) world conference on October 18-21, 2018.  The conference took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  GGI is a worldwide alliance of well-established and experienced accounting, consulting and law firms.  During the conference, Bill spoke to the GGI Litigation Practice Group and gave a presentation titled “The Unique History and Purpose of Common Law Courts of Equity."

The 13th Annual Trust Conference took place on October 23rd and 24th, 2018.  Three attorneys from GF&M presented at the 2018 Delaware Trust Conference.  Dan Hayward was one of the presenters on a panel that discussed the factors that make the United States and, in particular, the State of Delaware, highly attractive to international clients for trust planning purposes.  The panel discussed privacy/confidentiality issues, tax planning opportunities, and unique aspects of Delaware trust law.  Peter Gordon and Bill Kelleher portrayed the parts of two attorn

Peter S. Gordon, of Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A., has been named a top ten Super Lawyer in Delaware for 2018.

Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) guide

Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A. (GF&M) has been recognized again in this year’s Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) guide. Ranked in Band 1, the trust and estates law firm is noted as being “a leader in Delaware” with “very important experience.” 

On June 3, 2018, Peter Gordon was awarded the Friend of the Academy award from Saint Edmond’s Academy. 

Andrew J. Rennick, Paul H. Ostien III, Charles P. O'Brien, Robert V.A. Harra III have been promoted to Director. GF&M would also like to welcome new associates, Mark P. Gordon and Patrick J. Rohrbach.

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

Director Dan Hayward will be a panelist on March 20, 2018 for the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, CLE Webinar Novel (and Not So Novel) Approaches to Adapt an Irrevocable Trust to Meet Today's Needs.

Philadelphia Estate Planning Council 2018 Luncheon Program

Director Michael Gordon will be speaking at the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council on February 13, 2018. His topic: "Why is Everyone Talking About Delaware Trusts?"

This luncheon program will focus on the various reasons why clients in other jurisdictions are choosing to create their trusts in Delaware or other trust friendly states.  Topics that will be covered include the use of dynasty trusts, directed trusts, self-settled asset protection trusts and silent trusts.