Gerald Hatfield

Fox Rothschild LLP

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Market Street 2000
Philadelphia 19103 PA US

Except for three years as a senior member of Cozen O’Connor, Gerald M. Hatfield has spent most of his career with Fox Rothschild, four years as an associate and 17 years as a partner. His prior experience also includes working as a Trust Officer for Mellon Bank.

Gerry is a frequent speaker, having presented on such topics as family limited partnerships, sophisticated use of disclaimers, post-mortem tax planning, the Federal estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer taxes and the repeal of such taxes in 2010. He has lectured to various insurance and financial planning groups on the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax and related planning.

He has also authored several pieces, including “Current Drafting Techniques for Qualified Subchapter S Trusts,” published in the Journal of S Corporation Taxation and “Lower Higher Education Costs: Parents Can Consider Using a 529 Plan To Save Now for College Expenses,” published in The Legal Intelligencer.

He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, where he belongs to the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, and a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, where he has served on the executive committee of its Probate Section. He is also a member of the Philadelphia County Estate Planning Council.


  • Villanova University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Albright College (B.A.)


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Philadelphia County Estate Planning Council

BAR ADMISSIONS : Pennsylvania


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