Ms. Poff practices focuses on Delaware trust and estate law, including estate planning and wealth transfer, estate and trust administration, and tax law. Ms. Poff represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in the administration of estates and trusts in the Delaware Court of Chancery. In addition, Ms. Poff is regularly involved in a variety of other trust matters including trust modifications, terminations, mergers, decantings, nonjudicial settlements and trust situs changes.
During law school, Mrs. Poff served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Myron T. Steele, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware. Following law school, Ms. Poff was an associate in the Structure Finance and Alternative Entities group at Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, where she gained extensive experience in transactional matters involving Delaware statutory trusts and other alternative entities, including the representation of banks and trust companies involved in asset securitizations and structured finance transactions. Immediately prior to joining the Trust, Estates & Tax Department of Cooch and Taylor, P.A., Ms. Poff was an associate in the Trust and Estates Department at Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A., where routinely petitioned the Delaware Court of Chancery to transfer the situs of trusts to Delaware and to reform trusts. Additionally, Ms. Poff drafted various nonjudicial settlement agreements, decantings, trust amendments, merger agreements and opinion letters on the validity of trusts under Delaware law.
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, 2007
Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2006
University of Delaware, Masters of Business Administration, 1998
Wake Forest University, Bachelor of Science in Business, cum laude, 1996
Delaware State Bar Association, Estates and Trusts Section, Member
Ms. Poff co-authored Peierls of Wisdom: Analysis of the Delaware Supreme Court Opinions and Their Effect on the Migration of Trusts to Delaware, DEL. BANKER, Winter 2014 at 14.