Edwin R. Boynton



Edwin Boynton


Edwin “Tucker” Boynton advises high-net-worth individuals and their families, particularly owners of closely held businesses, on all aspects of estate and tax planning, including generation-skipping tax, gift tax, income tax and related matters. In addition, Tucker represents fiduciaries in estate and trust administration matters and acts as a fiduciary for high-net-worth families and financial institutions. Rounding out his practice, he provides advice on personal income tax, fiduciary income tax and Orphan’s Court litigation; handles the administration of family trusts controlling publicly held companies; and creates irrevocable trusts and related tax planning involving IPOs.

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Representative Matters

  • established a new legal precedent on deductibility of non-probate expenses for Pennsylvania inheritance tax purposes (Marguerite Baur Estate)
  • established a new legal precedent on Pennsylvania Inheritance taxation of survival actions (Pearlstein Estate)
  • handled surrogate court litigation involving the Doris Duke Estate
  • administered the estates of the founders of the Vanguard and Delaware Mutual Fund Groups (now Macquarie Funds Group)
  • provided estate planning for White House government representatives
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Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • J.D., Duke University School of Law
  • B.A., Harvard University

  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Advisory Board, Kimmel Cancer Center
  • National Trustee, Devereux Foundation
  • Adviser, Pennsylvania Episcopal Diocese

  • Classical Greek
  • Latin


  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, consecutively since 2004
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2016 
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent rating
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In The Community

Tucker is an active and visible member of the community, serving on boards of both profit and nonprofit corporations. He is a member of the advisory board of the Kimmel Cancer Center, a national trustee of the Devereux Foundation, an adviser to The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania and a director of numerous grant-making foundations.
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