About the Author

Donald P. DiCarlo

President, Emerald Family Office & Advisory

Don serves as president of Wilmington Trust’s Emerald Family Office & Advisory group, which provides a robust platform of strategic advisory services and solutions for successful executives, entrepreneurs, and their families. The Emerald team guides clients in the creation, implementation, and execution of complex financial, estate, and succession plans.

A respected thought leader, Don is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a highly selective group of peer-elected trust and estate attorneys in the U.S. and abroad. He has been an adjunct professor of law for close to 20 years and lectures frequently at industry-leading conferences, including the Heckerling Institute of Estate Planning.

Don’s past experience includes the private practice of law and active duty service as Judge Advocate in the United States Army. He earned his undergraduate degree from Villanova University and his law degree from New England Law, Boston. He holds a master of laws degree in taxation from Temple University Beasley School of Law and a master of arts degree in theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Don serves on the board of directors of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and serves his community as an ordained deacon in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

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Holistic Succession Planning for Family Business Owners

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Learn about succession planning strategies business owners.  Lack of proper succession planning is a surefire way to lose the family business you’ve worked so hard to create.You can implement a number of business transition strategies to help you maximize your legacy’s ultimate value.As your family and business change, so should your plans for their futures.