Noted Trusts and Estates Attorney Joins Verrill Dana’s Boston Office
(1/14/2016) Verrill Dana is pleased to announce that attorney Michael L. Fay has joined the firm's Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group. Michael was most recently a partner in the Boston firm of Choate Hall & Stewart, LLP, and previously a partner at the firm of Hale & Dorr (later WilmerHale). Michael has over 40 years of experience representing high net worth clients and their families in a full range of their wealth management needs. Throughout his career he has provided counsel to venture capitalists, investment bankers, founders of significant private firms, senior officers of publicly owned companies, real estate developers, key executives or pre-IPO and other emerging firms and families with significant accumulated capital.
Michael graduated from Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, attended the University of Oxford as a Rotary Foundation Fellow and obtained his law degree from Harvard Law School.
Michael has been recognized annually by Worth magazine as one of the nation's "Top 100 Attorneys" based upon his outstanding legal experience and exceptional client service, and he has also received Boston Magazine's FIVE STAR Wealth Manager Award. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America© for Trusts and Estates and has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer from 2004 – 2015 in Estate Planning/Trust Law. Michael has been quoted on estate and tax planning and philanthropy in The Wall Street Journal, Time, Forbes, Financial Planning, US Trust Company of New York's Business Advisor, Family Business Magazine, The Boston Business Journal and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, as well as on National Public Radio.