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Dolly Donnelly

Vice President and Director, Wealth Strategies

As part of the Wilmington Trust Emerald Family Office & Advisory team, Dolly is responsible for providing strategic and holistic wealth planning advice to high-net-worth individuals, successful entrepreneurs, executives, and their families by reviewing and illustrating their current plans, highlighting potential deficiencies, and modeling effective tax and estate planning strategies.

Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Dolly practiced law with Boylan Code LLP in Rochester, New York. In that role, she specialized in trusts and estates and counseled clients on estate planning and administration, as well as income, estate, and gift tax issues. Dolly also provided clients guidance on long-term health care, Medicaid, and special needs issues. Earlier in her career, Dolly worked in the public sector and with law firms in Washington, DC.

She holds a JD from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review and the International Moot Court team, and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from The George Washington University. She is admitted to the practice of law in New York and Florida and is a member of the New York State, Monroe County, and Florida Bar Associations.

Dolly serves on the executive committee for the Estate Planning Council of Rochester, the board of directors for the Highland Park Conservancy, and the planning board for the Village of Cayuga. She was named to the 2021 and 2022 editions of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in trusts and estates.


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