About the Author

Marguerite C. Weese

Group Vice President and National Director, Family Legacy Strategies

As part of the Wilmington Trust Emerald Family Office & Advisory team, Marguerite is responsible for the development and delivery of strategic advice offerings. She provides personal wealth planning to high net worth individuals and their families through the design and implementation of their estate, business succession, and family legacy plans.

Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Marguerite was an associate in Pricewaterhouse-Coopers’ personal financial services group in their Philadelphia office. She holds a JD and master of laws (LL.M.) in taxation from Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, and earned her bachelor’s of science and bachelor’s of arts degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Marguerite has been recognized by the American Bankers Association as a member of the 40 Under 40 in Wealth Management, Class of 2021. She has been teaching estate planning at Philadelphia-area law schools and is currently an adjunct professor at Drexel University’s Klein School of Law. She is a past member of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Probate and Trust Section’s Executive Committee and has co-chaired the section’s tax committee. Marguerite previously served as vice chair of the board of directors for WOMEN’S WAY.


By the Author

Why You May Need a Family Business Employment Policy

Marguerite C. Weese |
Emerald GEMs

March 23, 2021—If your business employs family members, or if you are thinking about hiring relatives for the first time, consider the benefits of a family business employment policy. Not only can a well-thought-out policy lead to greater family harmony, but it can set up your employees—and your business—for greater success as well.

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Episode 12: Preparing Your Family Business for the Next Crisis

Marguerite C. Weese |
Emerald GEMs

July 21—The unexpected arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic created much disruption for families and businesses alike. Now is the time to ask: What can I do to better prepare my family and our business for the next potential crisis? National Director of Family Legacy Planning Marguerite Weese discusses the importance of taking the time to equip your family with the tools they need to weather the next storm.

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Don’t Let the Next Crisis Jeopardize Your Family Business

Marguerite C. Weese |
Wealth Planning
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Being prepared for whatever comes your way is the best way to protect what you’ve builtNo matter what role you play in owning and running your business—the entrepreneur, the CEO of an established business, or somewhere in between—you may often be so focused on building and growing the business that you’ve forgotten that your most important role is to protect what you’ve already built.

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Episode 1: Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies

Marguerite C. Weese |
Emerald GEMs
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May 5—In this time of uncertainty, many are anxious about what they need to do to ensure their affairs are in order. What do I do if I get sick or I’m quarantined? Who will handle my affairs? How do I even get these documents signed? National Director of Family Legacy Planning, Marguerite Weese, provides some valuable guidance as you consider the importance of keeping your key documents up to date, particularly during these turbulent times.

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