Gawthrop Greenwood Names P. Kristen Bennett Partner as Services in Delaware Expand

P. Kristen BennettP. Kristen Bennett has been named a partner by Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, a full-service law firm with offices in West Chester, PA and Wilmington, DE.

Bennett is based in the firm’s rapidly expanding office in Greenville, where she focuses her practice on trusts and estates, as well as taxation. Her work encompasses all aspects of wills and trusts, including the probate of wills, the marshaling of assets, and the administration of living and testamentary trusts. In addition, Bennett provides counsel on estate and trust administration, including probate, estate tax returns, income tax returns, post mortem tax planning, and other administration issues. She also represents clients in guardianship proceedings and petitions related to probate or trust administration in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

“As the firm continues to expand, we want to ensure our attorneys have a clear path for growth, and Kristen’s promotion to partner is testimony to the value she brings to both the firm and her clients,” says Sandra L. Knapp, chair of Gawthrop Greenwood’s Management Committee. “Tax and estate planning can be complex, and Kristen provides clear guidance that leads clients to make confident decisions, ensuring the well-being of their families and businesses for years to come.”

A frequent speaker on such topics as estate planning, estate tax and special needs planning, Bennett was recently among more than 50 of the nation’s top trust, legal and wealth management advisors selected to speak at Delaware Trust Conference 2017.

Bennett is a member of the Delaware Bar Association’s Estates and Trusts Section and Tax Section, as well as the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is a member of the Sussex County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She also serves on the Estate Planning Council of Delaware, Inc. and is a board member for Delaware CarePlan, Inc., a non-profit nongovernmental organization that serves as trustee of special and supplemental trusts created for the benefit of Delaware residents.

An alumna of Georgetown University Law Center and University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law, Bennett achieved her undergraduate degree at Furman University.

For more information, contact P. Kristen Bennett at kbennett@gawthrop.com or 610-696-8225.

 

Gawthrop Greenwood

Gawthrop Greenwood, PC has offices in West Chester, PA and Wilmington, DE serving clients throughout the greater mid-Atlantic region and nation. For more than a century, the firm has stood behind its core principle of providing high-quality legal services with personal attention. Gawthrop Greenwood’s diverse portfolio of clients comprises entrepreneurs, businesses, and governmental entities that entrust the firm with their representation in a wide range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, estate and tax planning, land use and development, and domestic relations. A complete listing of the firm’s practice areas and attorneys, as well as a variety of legal resources, can be found at www.gawthrop.com.