Duke Schneider Partner


Duke works primarily with family-owned and closely held businesses on succession planning, family wealth transfer planning and the structure of the business enterprise. Duke also works closely with individuals on a wide variety of estate and wealth transfer planning and estate and trust administration matters.

Duke Schneider

Recent Representations

  • Implemented a plan to shift ownership of a family-owned business to children including stock purchase, buy/sell, employment and deferred compensation agreements for an individual business owner.
  • Planned and created generation-skipping dynasty trusts for a family, including grantor retained annuity trust strategies for an individual client.
  • Planned and implemented a family limited partnership funded with real estate and investment assets for an individual client.
  • Represented and counseled business owner and individual clients in Estate and Trust Administrations.
  • Created and funded a private foundation and charitable remainder trust for a charitably inclined client, resulting in income and estate tax savings.
  • Represented an individual business owner in sale of a significant family-owned business


  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Chester County Bar Foundation
  • WealthCounsel
  • ElderCounsel



Practice Areas


  • Widener University School of Law
  • Pennsylvania State University, M.B.A.
  • Pennsylvania State University, Pre-Law


  • Pennsylvania


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