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. He also serves as counsel for and represents numerous other estates, private foundations and regularly addresses clients on all aspects of charitable giving. 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
  • National Trustee, Devereux Foundation
  • Director, Andrew Young Foundation
  • Director, The Purpose Foundation
  • Director, Craigie Foundation
  • Director, Field Environmental Foundation
  • Director, Karen Yoh Foundation
  • Director, The Boudinot Foundation
  • Director, The Tally Foundation
  • Director, The Whimsie Foundation
  • Trustee, Michaels Trust
  • Director, Raker Corporation
  • Director, W BAR E Investment Corp./ W Bar E, Inc./ Welex Corp.

  • Classical Greek
  • Latin


  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, consecutively since 2004
  • The Best Lawyers in America, consecutively since 2007
  • 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 national trustee of the Devereux Foundation and a director of numerous grant-making foundations.
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