Leah Del Percio is the founder and CEO of Trustate. She holds two law degrees, one from Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., Taxation) and another from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D.), as well as a B.A. from the University of Miami. Leah spent over a decade at some of the world’s most prestigious firms including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and DLA Piper, dedicating her career to helping individuals, families, and large and small businesses with crisis and succession planning, wealth preservation, asset protection, and tax strategies, and was named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list multiple times. In addition to handling the estates of some of the most prominent families in the world, Leah is also active in her community, having served as pro-bono counsel for the Boys and Girls Club and representing many underserved people in the continued fight for equality and civil rights. Her experiences have fueled her ambition to help others who are struggling.
After spending the last 10 years working on hundreds of estates as a practicing estate attorney, Leah recognized a very large and underserved segment of the population that could also benefit from her services. She gave up her fast-rising career as an attorney at a top 5 global law firm to found Trustate as a way to help Executors, regardless of their circumstances, navigate the complex and incredibly stressful process of settling and administering the estate of a deceased loved one, saving them time, money and providing peace of mind to get through it with someone they can trust.
Estate administration is now equitable, thanks to Trustate.
A native New Yorker, Leah now resides in Ellicott City, Maryland with her husband, two sons, two cats, and one dog.
Tara Faquir is Co-Founder and COO of Trustate. Tara earned her B.S. in economics from the University of Miami and her M.B.A. from Fox School of Business at Temple University. Tara has spent the past decade working at a variety of companies from Fortune 500’s to Billion-dollar start-ups and with her she brings to Trustate a deep understanding of sales, operations, and team management along with a passion for learning and entrepreneurship. Tara is driven by Trustate’s mission as having personally experienced two estate administrations within a 12-month period. “The stress and anxiety of settling an estate is felt by an entire family, and is the reason Trustate was founded: to help people administer estates quickly, efficiently, and correctly.”
Tara, a Massachusetts native, and New England Patriots superfan, resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and two dogs.
Mike Kruckenberg is the Head of Engineering at Trustate. He is a passionate and kind technology enthusiast who loves building software to solve problems. Mike has spent most of his career working in the startup environment, building teams and tools from the ground up. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Idaho and obtained a Master's degree from Emerson College.
Mike lives in Boston with his wife, kids, a cat, a fish, and a bearded dragon. He loves adventuring near and far, and if time allows is playing a guitar or out riding a bike (bicycle and/or motorcycle).
Patti is a Sales Executive at Trustate. She brings with her 30 years of entrepreneurship, strategic planning, management, business development and sales. Patti has a passion for innovation and relationship building from both owning her own businesses to assisting other businesses in their success. Trustate’s mission resonated with her on every personal level as she had the stressful experience of administering an estate with the unexpected passing of a close relative this past year.
A New Jersey native, Patti, her husband Dave and their dog Mikey reside half time in Sparta and half time in Middle Georgia.
Grace is Trustate’s User Experience and Graphic Designer. At Trustate, Grace uses her passion to design creative materials and enhance the user experience for Trustate clients. Grace earned her B.F.A. in Graphic Communications at Kennesaw State University and gained experience working as an in-house designer and part-time freelancer. Grace operates her own design agency working with a variety of clients including Cartoon Network, Emory University, and Balfour.
Jenna is the Director of Client Engagement at Trustate. Jenna holds a B.A. from Montclair State University and an M.S. in Education Leadership, Management, and Administration from Walden University. In her role as a member of Trustate’s administrative team, Jenna is deeply committed to ensuring a successful experience for each and every one of our clients and their families. Jenna started her career in education, where she quickly realized she loved to help others gain empowerment through learning and doing. Jenna’s caring nature and passion for helping others shines through in everything she does. She is also a known expert in “life hacking” where she uses technology and innovation to design and enhance existing processes and procedures.
Jon is a Lead Engineer at Trustate. He graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of North Florida. Jon brings with him many years of software engineering experience. He has always had a passion for problem solving and building great software. Jon has lived in Florida all his life, and has a dog named Quinn.
Trustate was created to equip executors and the professionals that serve them with the tools they need to navigate the complex and stressful process of settling the estate of a loved one, regardless of circumstance.
Did you know the average executor devotes more than 500 hours of their own time and over $10,000 (not including legal fees) to settle an estate?
Estate administration is not simple. Handling an estate administration in the middle of grieving a loss can be overwhelming. Helping clients through this difficult time can be just as challenging for professional advisors like estate lawyers, wealth managers, and CPAs.
We have decades of experience in estate law, complex tax planning, and social work, as well as a proven track record of successfully administering hundreds of estates.
Our mission is simple: to ease the burden of estate administration.