The Delaware and Wilmington Trust advantage
Headquartered in Delaware, a state widely recognized for its sophisticated court system, Wilmington Trust Company has extensive knowledge of the state's favorable laws for personal trusts and business entities.
Keeping Delaware at the forefront of trust law
We've helped shape the latest trust-related legislation in Delaware, setting the standard for many other states.
Experienced Delaware trust professionals
Our experienced professionals include some of the foremost authorities on Delaware trust law and strive to stay on the cutting edge of new tax laws and planning techniques.
We specialize in finding solutions to unique and complex financial situations. Delaware trusts can play a key role in protecting, transferring, and growing wealth.
Heritage of Delaware trust experience
Throughout our long history, we've collaborated with partners in the financial and legal communities to help create valuable estate planning and trust legislation in Delaware.
Delaware Asset Protection Trust
In 1997, we worked to help enact an Asset Protection Trust law in Delaware, helping to make this estate planning tool available in this favorable trust jurisdiction.
Delaware Total Return Unitrust
In 2001, we played a key role in making the Delaware Total Return Unitrust possible, serving on a team that worked for two years to support the enactment of this valuable legislation.
Delaware Dynasty Trust
We played an active role in helping to abolish certain older and restrictive trust legislation so a trust could have an unlimited duration. The result was the creation of the Delaware Dynasty Trust, a powerful tool that may enable individuals to pass their wealth on to their heirs in perpetuity without incurring excessive tax liabilities.
Talk to one of our Wilmington Trust Company professionals to find out how a Delaware trust can benefit your clients.
Wilmington Trust Company operates offices in Delaware only.
Note that a few states, including Delaware, have special trust advantages that may not be available under the laws of your state of residence, including asset protection trusts and directed trusts.