DBA Digest for June 4, 2021
Delaware Banker Spring Issue Now Available!
The Spring 2021 issue of Delaware Banker magazine is now available. Read the cover story on COVID-Related Insurance Claims by Brent Shaffer of Young Conaway. Also in the issue, Sara Toner, of Richards, Layton & Finger, writes on Select Participation and Syndication Issues. And J. Zachary Haupt, of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnel, writes on Understanding and Avoiding the Reciprocal Trust Doctrine.

The issue also includes our expert columns on Accounting, Compliance, and Benefits, along with updates from the Chair and President, and the latest DBA news. Read your copy now via the link below.
Next Women Connect Event - June 17th:
Leveraging Your LinkedIn, with Michael Coniglio
Does social networking leave you mystified? Wonder how it can work for you and your career? You won't want to miss the next Women Connect session on June 17th when Michael Coniglio, Assistant Vice President, Senior Business Analytics and Reporting Analyst, Wilmington Trust, presents Leveraging Your LinkedIn! Michael will provide the tricks, tips, and insights on how to navigate the often confusing social media landscape.

And don't forget, the first four sessions in the 2021 Women Connect Speaker Series are now available for on-demand viewing. Empower and connect with these great speakers and sessions...

  • Build Your Personal Brand - Laura Meyer
  • Business Ready Essentials - Danielle Turcola
  • Building Rapport and Engagement - Cathleen Hitchens
  • Taking the Work out of Networking - All-Star Panel

You can attend all six dynamic Women Connect sessions in 2021 for just $199 for DBA Members, or attend individually for $39 per session for DBA members. All sessions will be available live on the day of the event, and on-demand for viewing at your convenience.

Follow the link below to register and to view the full series agenda!
Northern Trust Virtual Event: Market Insights
June 15th, 11 a.m.
Join Northern Trust for their next Market Insights event for a discussion on the latest market, economic and tax planning developments, June 15th, 11 a.m. Speakers: Katie Nixon, Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Management, Northern Trust; Carl Tannenbaum,
Chief Economist, Northern Trust; Jim McDonald, Chief Investment Strategist, Northern Trust; and, Pam Lucina, Chief Fiduciary Officer, Trust & Advisory Practice Leader,
Northern Trust.

All Three New Foundations of Delaware Trusts Now Available On-Demand!
Approved for 2.5 CE Credits Per Session; 2.00 DE CLE!
All three new Foundations of Delaware Trusts are now available for on-demand viewing.

Discretionary Decision-Making with Cynthia D.M. Brown, President, Commonwealth Trust Company, and Todd A. Flubacher, Esq., Partner, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Estate Planning Strategies to Minimize Taxes and Control Wealth Transfer, with Matt D'Emilio, Managing Member, McCollum D'Emilio Smith Uebler LLC, and, Mark Doyle, Principal, Fiduciary Counsel, Bessemer Trust Company of Delaware, N.A.

Reading and Interpreting a Trust Document with David Diamond, President, The Northern Trust Company of Delaware, and Daniel Hayward, Partner, Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.

Each session is only $199 for DBA Members, or all three sessions for only $459 for members!
Jenifer Jurden is a Cartoonist from Wilmington who has graciously provided her Planet Jurdy cartoons for the DBA Digest. Jurdy® is her other-worldly "Hero of Happyness" whose cartoons bring levity to humans worldwide.
Michael Gordon Elected President of
Delaware State Bar Insurance Services, Inc.
Michael Gordon has been elected President of the Delaware State Bar Insurance Services, Inc. (“DSBIS”). The Board of Directors for DSBIS unanimously elected Michael as the President during the May 2021 Board Meeting.
22 Richards, Layton & Finger Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers
Twenty-two Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers in its annual rankings of Delaware’s leading lawyers. Super Lawyers selects lawyers on the basis of professional skill, achievements, and peer recognition, choosing only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Firm directors Mark Collins and Gregory Williams were again named on the Super Lawyers list of Delaware’s Top 10 lawyers—a list Mr. Collins has been on since 2011 and Mr. Williams since 2007.
 McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler LLC partners Matthew D’Emilio and Thomas Uebler, and associate Jeremy Riley were honored as 2021 Super Lawyers. D’Emilio was selected to the 2021 Delaware Super Lawyers list as a top attorney for Estate Planning & Probate. Prior to being selected as a Super Lawyer, D’Emilio was named a Delaware Rising Star by the organization for nine consecutive years. Uebler and Riley have been named Delaware Rising Stars for Estate & Trust Litigation and Estate Planning & Probate, respectively. This will mark Uebler’s eighth consecutive year as an honoree, and Riley’s first.
Ballard Spahr Webinar: Past, Present and Future Impact of COVID 19 on Healthcare: Finance and Regulatory Implications - June 10th - 12 to 1 p.m.
Join Ballard Spahr and hear from industry financial advisors and healthcare providers, as well as Ballard Spahr attorneys, on the healthcare financing lessons we learned this past year and what we can expect going forward. Pulling from real life examples and experiences, we will review: transactions, M&A financing and regulatory trends, bond covenant compliance issues, as well as the impact on provider utilization and care delivery. Looking ahead, we will focus our conversation on future trends, the federal landscape, financial and operating challenges, and potential developments, and opportunities for 2021 and beyond. Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Cinnaire Welcomes Three New Board Members
Cinnaire has announced three new members have joined the organization’s Board of Directors. The new board members will provide strategic direction supporting continued growth around Cinnaire’s unwavering belief that all people deserve the opportunities to live in healthy communities.

The new board members include:
  • Quinetta Roberson, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Management and Psychology, Michigan State University
  • Anne McCulloch, President and CEO, Housing Partnership Equity Trust (HPET)
  • Jeffrey Benson, President and CEO, Case Credit Union
Sign Up Now! Two On-Line Courses:
Fundamentals of Commercial Banking; and,
Analyzing Repayment Sources!
The Delaware Bankers Association & Delaware Financial Education Alliance has partnered with Andy Keusal with Keusal Learning LLC to offer two new online Breaking into Banking videos:

  • Breaking into Banking 101: Fundamentals of Commercial Banking - ten learning modules, over 5 hours in total content

  • Breaking into Banking 201: Analyzing Repayment Sources - nine modules covers topics including how to analyze income statements, balance sheets, collateral, and risk rating.

Each module includes a video lesson and a multiple-choice self-check. Many of the lessons include exercises/case studies for learners to work through that are related to a sample company outlined in the course’s Reference Guide.

Get the full details, including an introductory video at the link below.
We want to hear from you! Please send your news items to
Greg Koseluk at greg.koseluk@debankers.com