Daniel F. Hayward is a Director at the Wilmington law firm of Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A. Daniel graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware. He received his law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 2006, and received his LL.M. in Taxation from the Villanova University School of Law in 2015. He is a member of the Delaware Bar Association, and also a member of the Estates and Trusts Section, of which he served as Chair during 2015-2016. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Daniel’s practice focuses on the unique aspects of Delaware trust law including directed trusts, dynasty trusts, asset protection trusts and all aspects of the validity, construction and administration of Delaware trusts. Daniel routinely petitions the Delaware Court of Chancery to represent interested parties in the reformation of trusts and to transfer the situs of certain trusts to the State of Delaware. He also drafts, reviews and comments on Delaware trust agreements for local and out of state clients and provides legal opinions on the validity of trusts under Delaware law, including Delaware dynasty trusts and Delaware self-settled asset protection trusts.
Daniel also represents and advises Delaware corporate and individual trustees regarding trust administration and the legal aspects of their fiduciary roles. His practice also frequently includes representation of Delaware trustees in fiduciary litigation matters, in particular actions in the Delaware Court of Chancery seeking construction of trust provisions or instructions from the Court as to various matters of trust administration.
Daniel received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware. He received both his J.D. and his Master of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation from the Villanova University School of Law.
Daniel resides in Hockessin, Delaware with his wife Stephanie and their three children, Charlotte, Lila and Sebastian.