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Scott E. Swenson - Partner

Scott E. Swenson

Partner

1000 West Street, Suite 1400
Wilmington, DE 19801
Scott E. Swenson - Partner
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Scott E. Swenson

Partner

1000 West Street, Suite 1400
Wilmington, DE 19801

Scott Swenson focuses his practice on estate planning and settlement, estate and trust litigation, and advising trustees and other fiduciaries on matters including trust administration, trust modification, and risk management. In doing so, he helps clients achieve their strategic planning objectives and finds cost-effective solutions to the problems and controversies faced by fiduciaries and beneficiaries.

Scott has represented a variety of institutional and individual clients, as fiduciaries and as beneficiaries, in trust and estate matters before the Court of Chancery and the Supreme Court of Delaware. His practice also includes taxation, alternative entities, non-profit organizations, tax controversies, and guardianship. Chambers USA: High Net Worth has ranked Scott among Delaware's top practitioners in the area of Private Wealth. A Chambers market observer commented that Scott is a "real up and comer." Another market insider remarks "He is truly creative and a good listener, which is very important.  He can assess the situation carefully." Scott was also recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Trust and Estate Litigation in Wilmington, and is rated AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for lawyers.

Scott is also dedicated to pro bono service, serving on the board of directors of Delaware Careplan, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to managing special needs trusts, and acting as an attorney guardian ad litem for the Office of the Child Advocate. In addition, Scott is former Chair of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Estates & Trusts Section, and presently chairs the Section’s Continuing Legal Education Committee.

Speaking Engagements

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Fundamentals of Will Drafting and Estate Administration Seminar, "Overview of Estate Planning", April 2017
  • Choosing the Right Entity for Your Business Client, Delaware Tax Institute, Delaware Law School, Wilmington, Delaware (December 2, 2016)
  • Understanding Delaware’s Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets and Digital Accounts Act, Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington, Delaware (January 29, 2015)
  • Fundamentals of Will Drafting 2014, Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington, Delaware (May 13, 2014)
  • Basic Trusts for Real People, Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington, DE (January 9, 2013)
  • Basic Trusts for Real People, Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington, DE (March 3, 2011)
  • Durable Personal Powers of Attorney Act: The New Statute, Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington, DE (September 24, 2010)
  • Trust Planning and Drafting Techniques, Sterling Education Services, Wilmington, DE (May 13, 2008)

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