Nixon Peabody LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

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Nixon Peabody acts as a legal adviser on a wide range of trust and estate issues. The team offers trust and fiduciary services for individuals, families, banks and other institutions.

"In terms of trusts and estates they're very robust," comments an interviewee. "They are up to date on the techniques and they can answer the bell on a rush job. They've beefed up their team to a very high level. Anything they need to get done in a hurry they can get done correctly."

Notable practitioners

Evelyn Moreno is a well-established trust and estates lawyer in Boston. She assists high net worth clients on gift and estate tax planning, and acts as a professional trustee for a number of trusts. One interviewee says her "documents are really good and she also has a way with clients that puts them very much at ease. Her clients value her very much."

Sarah Connolly assists high net worth clients with a broad range of estate planning matters. One satisfied professional adviser says that "any time you can find someone in the profession who is affable, co-operative and responsive, that says a lot. She checks all those boxes." Another source enthuses: "She's a good people person. There's a lot of good technical attorneys in town; her uniqueness is being able to form that relationship with cantankerous old guys, young families who haven't thought of this stuff before and everyone in between."