Experience

Sales of Interest

We have assisted a client and his other advisors in creating and implementing a plan, involving gifts and sales of interests to trusts for the benefit of younger generation family members, involving hundreds of millions of dollars of commercial real estate, in a fashion minimizing income tax liabilities and facilitating elimination of estate taxes on future increases in the value of those assets.

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Prenuptial Agreement

We represented the daughter of billionaire parents in negotiating a prenuptial agreement, including crafting disclosure of both interests in trusts of which she is currently a beneficiary and her contingent interests in assets that...

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Estate and Tax Planning

We provided estate and tax planning, in conjunction with advice from other advisors, to the majority owner of a major family controlled network of businesses to ensure transfer of ownership and control to younger...

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Litigation and Negotiations of Trust

We represented the client and other family members in litigation and negotiations resulting in a settlement pursuant to which the Trustee of a Trust established by the client's late parent, with assets approaching $500,000,000.00...

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U.S. and Foreign Tax Liabilities

We furnished advice to a client who is a U.S. permanent resident (green card) but a citizen of another country, in coordinating his estate planning and that of his parent (a citizen of that...

News

How are Families Dealing with the COVID-19 Lockdown?

The Boston Globe published an article, "Will divorce rates spike after COVID-19?" explaining that during the COVID-19 pandemic, some are speculating that there will be a rise in these rates. Verrill family law attorney...

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Trust Holding Dispute

We represented one of the independent trustees of a trust holding multibillion dollar investments in two public companies in the context of a family dispute respecting control of the family's interest in those companies...

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Company Ownership and Succession

We provided advice to the sole owner of a significant privately held company in helping the owner to resolve the tensions inherent in his goals to maintain family control over ownership and management of...

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Dissolution Upon Retirement

On a pro bono basis, we represent a nationally known U.S. charity in connection with its dissolution upon retirement of the charity's founder. The advice related to compliance with both federal and state regulatory...

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Estate and Tax Planning

Representation of a client in connection with estate and tax planning involving net worth in excess of $500,000,000.00, including major philanthropic plans, disposition of an exceptionally valuable art collection and provisions for a non-citizen...

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Family Business Termination

We represented key family members operating an extensive family business consisting of numerous operating companies and commercial real estate properties in delicate and volatile negotiations with a senior executive and family member leading to...