While no two estates are ever the same, Richard Popper has seen enough trust and estate work over 35-plus years in practice to confidently assert that he can develop a strategy for any situation, even if it might appear completely novel. In matters of business succession, tax planning, inheritance, and a wide range of other family concerns, Richard creates and administers the trusts that form the legal and financial foundation of his clients’ estates.
Combining a thorough technical command of the law with a meticulous assessment of each client’s unique issues, Richard brings a heightened sensitivity to the needs of families confronting realities that are often deeply personal and sometimes painful.
Practicing in Delaware, a state often in the forefront of new trust and estate law, Richard closely studies each new tool as it becomes available, and regularly applies these tools to his clients’ advantage.
- Georgetown University Law Center (M.L.T.)
- The George Washington University Law School (J.D.)
- with Honors
- Tufts University (B.S., magna cum laude)
- District of Columbia (inactive)
- U.S. Tax Court
- The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, 1993 - Present
- Named leading Delaware practitioner by Chambers High Net Worth since 2016
Memberships and Affiliations
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
Delaware State Bar Association, Tax Section, Chair, 2001-2002; Estates and Trusts Section, Chair, 1991-1992
American Bar Association, Tax Section, Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections, Member
Chairman of the Board of Governors of the American Contract Bridge League (2017-2019)