J. Zachary Haupt

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Zach’s practice focuses on advising individuals, institutional fiduciaries, private wealth managers, and their counsel on matters involving Delaware trusts and estates. 

He regularly works with clients to settle new trusts and to modify existing irrevocable trusts through decantings, mergers, consent modifications, non-judicial settlement agreements, administrative amendments, and judicial reformations.  Additionally, Zach assists clients with the creation and modification of estate plans and the administration of Delaware estates.

Drawing on his knowledge of Delaware trust law and his litigation experience, Zach also advises individuals and fiduciaries in connection with contested and uncontested matters in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Zach is an active member of the Estates and Trusts Section of the Delaware State Bar Association where he serves as the committee chair for the Electronic Wills and Trusts Committee.  Zach also serves as an observer on the Uniform Law Commission’s Electronic Wills Drafting Committee and is a member of the Delaware Estate Planning Council.  In 2019, he was accepted into the inaugural class of the Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

Prior to joining Morris Nichols, Zach worked as an associate in the litigation department of a Delaware law firm and gained experience in financial services as an accountant at a large international facility management company.

Professional Activities

  • Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) (Member of Inaugural Class)
  • Delaware Estate Planning Council
  • Delaware State Bar Association
    • Estates and Trust Law Section (Chair, Electronic Wills and Trusts Committee)
    • Taxation Section
  • Uniform Law Commission (Observer, Electronic Wills Drafting Committee)

News

Zach Haupt Accepted into the Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Wilmington, DE (June 19, 2019) –Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP associate J. Zachary Haupt has been accepted into the inaugural class of the Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Zach is one of 38 individuals selected from nominees located in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York,... Continue Reading

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