Gawthrop Greenwood, PC attorney Joanna Reiver has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 in the practice area of Trusts and Estates. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America continuously since 1987.
Reiver heads the firm’s Delaware office, focusing her practice on estate planning, planning for family members with disabilities, planning for non-traditional families, closely held business interests in estate planning, use of trusts in estate planning, charitable trusts and generation-skipping trusts, as well as probate and administration of estates.
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An Accredited Estate Planner (certified by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils), Reiver is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and served as Delaware State Chair from 2007–2012. She has served as Chair of the Delaware State Bar Association Section on Estates and Trusts, President of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, and President of the Estate Planning Council of Delaware, Inc. She taught the Delaware wills and trust section of the Delaware-Widener bar review course for 20 years, and served as an Adjunct Professor of estate administration at Widener Law Center’s paralegal program.
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