About the Author

Blair Talty

Vice President and National Director, Fiduciary Planning

As part of the Wilmington Trust and M&T Emerald Advisory Services™ team, Blair serves as national director of Fiduciary Planning and heads the wealth strategies analyst team. He provides strategic and holistic wealth planning advice to high-net-worth individuals, successful entrepreneurs, executives, and their families.

Blair has over 20 years of experience in advising clients as a practicing trusts and estates attorney and as a wealth planning advisor. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Blair served as a vice president and senior wealth planner at PNC and practiced law in the trusts and estates practice groups at Brown & Connery, and Morgan Lewis law firms.

Blair holds a law degree from Rutgers School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Rutgers University.

He is active in his local community, serving on the professional advisors committee of the Community Foundation of South Jersey, and is a past member of the board of trustees for the United Way of Camden County (now a part of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey). Blair also coaches youth sports in his community.


By the Author

Is Your Estate Plan on Track With Current Tax Laws?

Blair Talty |
Wealth Planning
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Be sure your plan meets today’s goals and is flexible for future change. As with any change in tax legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 gave rise to valuable planning opportunities.Tax law changes serve as a good reminder to review your estate plan to be sure that it is consistent with your current goals and is flexible to promote tax efficiency under today’s tax laws.Many of the provisions of the current tax law are scheduled to sunset after December 31, 2025.

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The Impact of Tax Reform on Divorce

Blair Talty |
Wealth Planning
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Learn about the new tax treatment of alimony and other considerations.  The new tax act changes the tax treatment of alimony for both the payer and the recipient.For divorces finalized prior to January 1, 2019, this new tax treatment will not apply and will be grandfathered under the rules of the prior law.It is important to review your settlement agreement in light of these tax law changes, and consider modification of an existing agreement if appropriate.

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I have spent a lifetime building my business and feel as though I am ready to move on. What do I do now?

Blair Talty |
My Business

The decision whether and how to best transition out of your business is seldom easy.  Several key factors may include: (i) financial needs moving forward for you and your family; (ii) your desire to remain involved in the business in some capacity; (iii) the involvement of business partners and/or family members; (iv) the impact of income and/or estate taxes; and (v) market conditions.

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