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
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
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)