We wrote the Books!!! 

Our Expertise

G&P Partner Edward Perkins has authored three recently published books and numerous publications on a wide range of Estate Planning topics.

When We Speak Other Lawyers Listen!!! 

G&P Partner Edward Perkins has spoken on various Estate Planning topics before :

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute - The Delaware County Estate Planning Council - The Montgomery County Estate Planning Council - The Bucks County Estate Planning -  The Chester County Estate Planning -  The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Strafford Publications - YourOnLineProfessor.net -

- Raymond James Investment Advisors - The Real Property and Probate Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association - The PBI Elder Law Institute - The PBI Estate Law Institute

Topics have included :


Estate Planning After Tax Reform

Estate Planning for the Closely Held Business Owner

Drafting Wills That Work 

Drafting Irrevocable Trust Agreements

Fiduciary Income Tax

Post Mortem Income Tax Planning

Estate Planning for the Blended Family

Wills of the Rich and Famous

The Evidentiary Rules in Orphans' Court

Common Estate Planning Blunders

Asset Protection Planning

Drafting and Understanding BuySell Agreements
Special Need Trusts
Special Needs Trusts for the Litigation Attorney
Ethic of Estate Administration
Succession Planning for the Business Owner

Will Contests of the Rich and Famous



Our Delaware County estate planning attorneys have a thorough knowledge of the estate, trust, tax and probate laws.

Several of our estate planning attorneys in Delaware County, Edward Perkins, Stephen Loester and Walter Timby, hold Master of Law Degrees in Taxation, and Edward Perkins and Martin Pezzner are also Certified Public Accountants.


G&P Partner, Edward Perkins is an Adjunct Professor in the Villanova School of Law Graduate Tax Program, where he developed  and taught Fundamentals of Estate Planning Documents, and he is also the author of three estate planning books including Drafting Wills that Work in Pennsylvania, Special Needs Trusts in Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Trusts Handbook


The law firm of Gibson & Perkins, PC provides our clients with any value of estate with advice on all of the issues which may impact their estate and tax planning and the administration of their property in their estates. This includes not only the drafting of the documents, such as your Last Will and Testament, Powers of Attorney, and Living Trusts, fundamental to any estate plan but also estate tax planning and asset protection for high net worth individuals. Our Delaware County estate planning attorneys also work with business owners and shareholders to structure succession and wealth transfer plans to accomplish estate objectives in a tax-efficient manner.

For clients with a substantial range in estate values and types of assets, our Delaware County estate planning attorneys provide counseling and advice in estate and tax matters affecting:

  • Fundamental Estate Planning Documents

    • Last Will and Testament

    • General Powers of Attorney

    • Medical Powers of Attorney

    • HIPPA Disclosure

    • Living Wills

    • Revocable Living Trusts

  • Succession Planning for the Business Owner

  • Estate Administration and Probate

  • Reducing the Cost of Dying

    • Estate Tax Planning            

    • Dynasty or Perpetual Trusts

    • Private Foundations

    • Life Insurance Trusts

    • Grantor Annuity Trusts

    • Charitable Trusts

    • Family Limited Partnerships

  • Will Contests and Orphans’ Court Litigation

  • Protecting Your Assets with Asset Protection Trusts


In each situation, our Estate Planning Attorneys in Delaware County, PA will take a client-oriented approach. We carefully listen as you discuss your problems and goals. Our Delaware County estate planning attorneys learn about your hopes for your family members and analyze your financial situation. You can count on our Estate Planning Attorneys in Delaware County, PA to respond with a personalized solution that reflects your values and designed to achieve those goals.

If you have questions or concerns related to trusts and estates, contact our experienced Estate Planning Attorneys in Delaware County, PA for dedicated support.


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