F. Peter Conaty, Jr.

Director

302.651.7855
302.498.7855 (fax)
conaty@rlf.com
F. Peter Conaty Jr. focuses his practice on income taxation of trusts and estates, probate, wealth preservation, and planning matters involving estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. A member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates Group, he represents high-net-worth individuals in sophisticated estate planning matters, as well as individuals and corporate fiduciaries in connection with estate and trust administration. Peter also advises on Delaware trust law, including directed trusts, dynasty trusts, and all aspects of the validity, construction, and administration of Delaware trusts.
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F. Peter Conaty Jr. focuses his practice on income taxation of trusts and estates, probate, wealth preservation, and planning matters involving estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. A member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates Group, he represents high-net-worth individuals in sophisticated estate planning matters, as well as individuals and corporate fiduciaries in connection with estate and trust administration. Peter also advises on Delaware trust law, including directed trusts, dynasty trusts, and all aspects of the validity, construction, and administration of Delaware trusts.

Publications

  • "A Step Toward Equality in Estate Planning," Delaware Banker, Summer 2011   View >

Presentations

  • "2013 Delaware Trust Conference," October 1, 2013
  • "Planning Implications of the New Delaware Civil Union Law," November 1, 2011

Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Chambers HNW, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America, since 2008
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Wilmington, DE Tax Law Lawyer of the Year, 2017 
  • Delaware Today Top Lawyer, Trusts and Estates, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010

Leadership

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Estates and Trusts Section, Past Chair   
  • Estate Planning Council of Delaware, Board of Directors 

Education

  • LL.M., with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center, 2001
  • J.D., cum laude, Temple University School of Law, 1992
  • B.S., Accounting, University of Delaware, 1989

Admitted to Practice

  • Delaware, 1992
  • United States District Court, District of Delaware, 1993
  • United States Tax Court, 2000

Education

  • LL.M., with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center, 2001
  • J.D., cum laude, Temple University School of Law, 1992
  • B.S., Accounting, University of Delaware, 1989

Publications

  • "A Step Toward Equality in Estate Planning," Delaware Banker, Summer 2011   View >

Presentations

  • "2013 Delaware Trust Conference," October 1, 2013
  • "Planning Implications of the New Delaware Civil Union Law," November 1, 2011

Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Chambers HNW, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America, since 2008
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Wilmington, DE Tax Law Lawyer of the Year, 2017 
  • Delaware Today Top Lawyer, Trusts and Estates, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010

Leadership

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Estates and Trusts Section, Past Chair   
  • Estate Planning Council of Delaware, Board of Directors