Mr. D'Emilio is the head of the Trusts, Estates and Tax Group at Cooch and Taylor, P.A. He practices in the areas of estate planning and wealth transfer, estate and trust litigation, estate and trust administration, and tax law. He routinely counsels both individual and corporate trustees in all matters related to estates and trusts, including providing representation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Pennsylvania Orphans' Court. In addition, Mr. D'Emilio is regularly involved in a variety of other trust matters including trust modifications, terminations, mergers, decantings, nonjudicial settlements, and trust situs changes. Mr. D'Emilio also represents many individual clients across the country in estate planning and asset protection planning matters, and frequently advises on highly sophisticated wealth transfer strategies.
Mr. D'Emilio also provides general business and tax planning advice to companies and non-profit entities, and serves as Assistant General Counsel to the Supreme Council of the Royal Arcanum, a fraternal benefit society in the United States and Canada. Mr. D'Emilio is a frequent lecturer in the area of trusts and estates, and teaches Estate Planning at the University of Delaware's Certified Financial Planning program. Following law school, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Henry duPont Ridgely, Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.
In 2016, Mr. D'Emilio was recognized by Chambers and Partners as a leading Private Wealth Attorney (Band 2), and was named one of Delaware Business Times "40 under 40." Mr. D’Emilio has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Delaware Rising Star in the areas of estate planning and trust and estate litigation in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 and was named a 2014 Five Star Estate Planning AttorneySM and aTop Lawyer in the area of Trusts and Estates by Delaware Today in 2014 and 2015. Mr. D’Emilio was selected for inclusion in the 2015 and 2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Trusts and Estates.