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Wealth Management

Specialized Trust Services

Tax-efficient and flexible trust solutions.

Preserving Wealth

You have worked hard to build wealth, and preserving it comes with an array of complex tax and legal considerations. Northern Trust’s specialized trust services can help.

Our specialized trust services in Delaware and Nevada can help residents and non-residents take advantage of tax-efficient and flexible trust solutions not available in other U.S. states.

Delaware & Nevada Trusts

Explore the Unique Advantages

Wealth Enhancement

Assets transferred into a dynasty trust can benefit generations of your descendants without incurring gift, estate or generation-skipping transfer taxes.

Potential State Income Tax Savings

Delaware and Nevada do not impose any state income tax on income accumulated in, and capital gains realized by, an irrevocable trust.

Investment Flexibility

Directed trusts allow a trustee to be directed on investments, distributions or any other matter

Asset Protection

Allows individuals to create self-settled trusts that protect their assets — especially intangible assets — from claims of unforeseen creditors.

Pre-Mortem Validation

Provides a method to achieve validation of a trust before the grantor’s death.

High Level of Confidentiality

Permitting trustees to withhold information about the trust from beneficiaries for a designated period of time.

Why Northern Trust

We’re your trusted partner for a lifetime of change


More than 130 years of experience advising wealth families

Fiduciary Clients

Trustee for more than 100,000 fiduciary clients


Average financial service experience

ACTEC members*
dedicated fiduciary professionals

Professional Advisors

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When advisors collaborate, client strategies are better aligned and plans are executed more smoothly. Let’s work together to help clients realize the full potential of their wealth.


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Learn how we can work together to create meaningful legacies for our clients.