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)

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia (inactive)

Court Admissions

  • 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)