Thomas R. Pulsifer

Partner

(302) 351-9226 T
(302) 425-4682 F

For the last 20 years, Tom has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America®.

Tom is a member of the Trusts, Estates & Tax Group.  His practice is concentrated in the areas of trust law, estate planning, state and federal income tax law, and the taxation of exempt organizations.  Tom’s practice includes advising institutional fiduciaries on matters of Delaware trust law, and individuals and institutions regarding Delaware trust law litigation and the establishment and administration of Delaware trusts, public charities and private foundations.

Chambers HNW has ranked Tom in Band 1 among private wealth law attorneys in Delaware.  He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers of America for the past 20 years.  In 2014, Best Lawyers named him “Delaware Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Fellow)
  • Delaware State Bar Association (Estates and Trusts Section, Past Chair; Tax Section)
  • Estate Planning Council of Delaware
  • Wilmington Tax Group

Community Activities

  • Delaware Community Foundation (Past Chair)

News

Chambers HNW 2017 Recognizes Morris Nichols Trusts, Estates & Tax Group in Top Tier for Delaware Private Wealth Law

Wilmington, DE (September 15, 2017) – Released today, Chambers High Net Worth 2017 again ranks Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in Band 1 for Private Wealth Law in Delaware.  “They are extraordinary” says one market source.  “They are knowledgeable, practical, results-oriented and very responsive” praises another.  Three... Continue Reading

32 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018

Wilmington, DE (August 15, 2017) – Thirty-two attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 83,000 eligible attorneys. Six firm attorneys earned “Lawyer of the Year” designations (noted... Continue Reading

31 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

Wilmington, DE (August 15, 2016) – Thirty attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 79,000 eligible attorneys. Six firm attorneys earned “Lawyer of the Year” designations (noted... Continue Reading

Chambers HNW 2016 Ranks Morris Nichols Trusts, Estates & Tax Group Band 1 in Delaware Private Wealth Law

Wilmington, DE (June 24, 2016) – Today, the inaugural edition of Chambers High Net Worth ranked Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP as a Band 1 law firm in the Delaware category for Private Wealth Law.  Chambers HNW market sources touted the firm’s “very fine reputation as a leading Delaware firm,” with one commenter... Continue Reading

30 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

Wilmington, DE (August 17, 2015) – Thirty attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 79,000 eligible attorneys. Jack B. Blumenfeld was named the Best Lawyers® 2016... Continue Reading

28 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015

Wilmington, DE (August 18, 2014) – Twenty-eight attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell were selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 50,000 attorneys. Two partners received special recognition as 2015 Delaware Lawyer of the... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Attorneys Named to 2014 Best Lawyers in America - 60 Practice Specialty Selections; 22 Top-Listed Practice areas; 5 Delaware Lawyers of the Year

Wilmington, DE (August 21, 2013) – Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that two thirds of the firm's partnership have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  The firm was noted for 60 individual specialty selections, 22 "Top-Listed" practice specialties, and five individual 2014 Delaware Lawyers... Continue Reading

22 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2013

Wilmington, DE (May 23, 2013) – 22 Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2013.  Rick Alexander and A. Gilchrist Sparks, III, were named to the Best of the Best Top 10 Delaware Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who... Continue Reading

28 Morris Nichols Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013

Wilmington, DE (August 31, 2012) – 28 Morris Nichols attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in twenty two practice areas. Morris Nichols lawyers were selected for outstanding reputations and distinguished work in their practice areas based on a confidential peer-review survey of the top attorneys in the country, according... Continue Reading

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Events

2015 Delaware Trust Conference

10.26.2015 through 10.27.2015 in Wilmington, DE - Trusts, Estates & Tax
Todd A. Flubacher, Thomas R. Pulsifer

Morris Nichols is a silver sponsor of the tenth annual Delaware Trust Conference from October 26 to 27, 2015 in Wilmington, Del. Hosted by the Delaware Bankers Association, the event draws top trust, legal, and wealth management professionals to discuss Delaware trust developments. On October 26, Morris Nichols partner Todd Flubacher will speak in... Continue Reading

Strafford Webinar: Trust Decanting: Flexibility and Danger 2012

Morris Nichols Trusts, Estates & Tax Group partners Thomas Pulsifer and Todd Flubacher will be featured speakers on the panel titled, Trust Decanting: Flexibility and Danger – Achieving Tax Benefits, Revising Fiduciary Powers, and Mitigating Trustee Liability, Tuesday October 2, 2012, 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT. The live 90-minute CLE... Continue Reading

Strafford Webinar: The Delaware Decanting Statute - Trust Decanting: Flexibility and Danger

Morris Nichols partners Tom Pulsifer and Todd Flubacher participate in a 90-minute Strafford webinar on "Trust Decanting: Flexibility and Danger" on October 6, 2011. Presenters will discuss crafting trust terms to achieve tax benefits, revising fiduciary powers, and mitigating beneficiary liability. # # # Click here to download a full pdf of... Continue Reading

2008 Delaware Trust Conference

12.3.2008 through 12.5.2008 in Wilmington, DE - Trusts, Estates & Tax
Todd A. Flubacher, Thomas R. Pulsifer

The Delaware Bankers Association hosts the 2008 Delaware Trust Conference from December 3-5, 2008 in Wilmington, Del. Morris Nichols partners Todd Flubacher and Tom Pulsifer will both serve as presenters. On December 3, Todd will present "Delaware Incomplete Non-Grantor Trusts (DINGS)." His discussion will cover the IRS news release IR 2007-127,... Continue Reading