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.