Daphne focuses her practice in the areas of estate and trust administration and estate and tax planning. She represents and advises financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals, individual and corporate fiduciaries, and nonprofit and charitable entities. Daphne has a wealth of experience in counseling and representing financial institutions, both with regard to fiduciary risk management and with regard to the administration of individual fiduciary accounts within the context of corporate oversight.
Daphne joined Archer following an 18-year career in the financial services industry in which she provided legal counsel to the senior management of a very large regional bank. Daphne brings to her practice decades of representing individual and corporate trustees in all aspects of trust administration from the most complex contested litigation, to providing counsel regarding all aspects of trust administration, including fulfilling fiduciary obligations, responding to distribution requests, interpreting the trust document, and the preparing and filing of fiduciary accounts.
In the area of estate administration, Daphne represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in intestacy proceedings and probating Wills; the collection and distribution of estate assets; the preparation and filing of inventories and accountings; the satisfaction of federal and state tax obligations; the presentation of contested and non-contested matters to the courts; and the settlement of complex estates, including contested and non-contested probate litigation involving will interpretation, will contests, and fiduciary accountings.
Prior to her time as in-house counsel, Daphne spent 14 years in private practice, focusing on sophisticated estate planning, estate and trust administration, and complex fiduciary litigation.
Founded in 1928, Archer is a full-service law firm serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals. The firm provides litigation and transactional services in nearly every area of law, including business counseling, labor & employment, real estate, health care, intellectual property, family and matrimonial, personal injury, public finance, tax, trusts and estates, bankruptcy, land use and environmental law. With 175 attorneys, Archer has nine offices, including Voorhees, Hackensack, Princeton and Red Bank, NJ; Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA; Wilmington, DE; New York, NY; and Houston, TX.