Trusts & Estates Litigation

Morris Nichols’ Trusts & Estates Litigation practice consists of a team of nationally-recognized litigators and trust and estates counsel that have a deep understanding of Delaware’s highly-specialized trust laws.

Team members include two Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), both of whom are former chairs of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA) Estates and Trust Section and who have assisted in the development of Delaware’s trust statutes as members of the DSBA Estates and Trust Section.

With extensive experience in both Chancery Court and Delaware Supreme Court, Morris Nichols’ Trusts & Estates Litigation practice handles every stage of litigation from pre-litigation fact review, discovery, depositions and pre-trial motions to settlement negotiations, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods, trial, and appellate proceedings.

Our clients are trustees and other fiduciaries from banks, trust companies, as well as beneficiaries, charitable organizations and executors with issues involving the full diversity of fiduciary claims both on the plaintiff and defense side, to include:

- Breach of trust
- Capacity and undue influence
- Construction of instrument
- Removal of trustees
- Trustee Compensation

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