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Kathleen DeLacy

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T: 302.477.7103
F: 302.652.3620

1521 Concord Pike #305
Wilmington, Delaware 19803

19606 Coastal Hwy #201
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971

Kathleen DeLacy, Partner in the firm’s Estates & Trusts, Business Succession Planning, and Real Estate Groups, has been assisting businesses and individuals throughout Delaware for more than 19 years and shares time between the firm’s Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach offices to accommodate the needs of clients statewide.  

Kathy has extensive experience offering estate planning, estate and trust administration, probate services, and elder law assistance, including asset protection planning for long-term care (Medicaid and VA). She assists clients with estate planning issues, particularly in light of the complex issues facing same-sex couples and the newly enacted law allowing same-sex couples to marry in Delaware and handled the first same-sex adoption case.

Kathy, in connection with the firm’s Real Estate Closing Practice, assists clients through every step of the residential and commercial purchase, 1031 exchanges and the refinance process. Her practice includes the review of all contracts, mortgage documents, title and surveys, and prepares the necessary documents for the closing. Kathy regularly travels to closing locations convenient to the client. Offering a sophisticated, cross-disciplinary approach to the representation of real estate closing clients allows her to offer an additional level of service and support unmatched by her legal counterparts.

Kathy is a frequent lecturer and presenter on estate planning, estate administration, guardianships, elder law, and Medicaid-related matters. She is also a certified mediator in estates and will contests, guardianships, family law, and other related topics.

Kathy presents seminars throughout Delaware’s senior centers on estates and trusts, estate administration, guardianships, elder law, Medicaid planning, and other issues of interest. She also spends time providing pro bono consultations to various senior centers. Additionally, she is an approved instructor for The Money School and holds seminars in libraries in all three counties in Delaware.

Outside the office, Kathy enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two children, and five grandchildren.


J.D., Widener University School of Law , (2000)

B.S., Widener University , (1995)
magna cum laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Delaware
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Delaware State Bar Association, Member: Estates & Trusts, Elder Law, Real & Personal Property and Taxation Sections

Southern Delaware Estate Planning Council, President

Sussex County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements & Presentations
Presenter, Estate Administration From A to Z. The National Business Institute. (September 16, 2020)
Presenter, Estate Planning: Top 7 Tools to Know. The National Business Institute. (June 27, 2019)
Presenter, Estate Administration From Start to FinishThe National Business Institute. (July 24, 2018)
Presenter, The Probate Process From Start to Finish. The National Business Institute. (November 8, 2017)
Presenter, Wills & Estate Planning. 2017 Economic Empowerment Symposium for Women. (November 4, 2017)
Presenter, The Probate Process From Start to Finish for Paralegals. The Institute for Paralegal Education. (November 9, 2016)
Presenter, Estate Administration From Start to Finish. The National Business Institute. (September 19, 2016)
Presenter, Basics of Estate PlanningThe Newark Senior Center. (Ongoing Quarterly Program)
Co-host, Process of Settling an Estate. The IRA Guys Radio Show. (March 31, 2013)
Presenter, Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web. National Business Institute. (November 8, 2012) 
Co-presenter, Life Insurance & Estate Planning. BH Hitchen Insurance. (September 26, 2012)

Publications & Press Mentions
Featured, Reger Rizzo Promotes Two Lawyers to Partner. The Delaware Law Weekly. (July 8, 2015)
Featured, People in the NewsThe Legal Intelligencer. (June 15, 2015) 
Author, Supreme Court Decision on the Defense of Marriage Act. Reger Rizzo & Darnall Client Alert. (December 2013)
Quoted, Don’t Be Liable for Debt When Serving as Power of Attorney. FoxBusiness.com. (June 12, 2012)


State of Delaware Supreme Court Mediation Certification (2012)
Approved Instructor, The Money School 
Civic & Charitable Associations
•  Atonement Methodist Church, Chairman of the Finance Committee
•  Newark Senior Center, Pro Bono Volunteer
•  Lewes Senior Center, Pro Bono Volunteer