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Verrill Dana Welcomes Trust and Estates Attorney Katherine Galloway

June 20, 2019 Press Releases

(June 20, 2019) – Verrill Dana is pleased to welcome attorney Katherine (Kate) Galloway to the firm’s Boston office. Galloway, a member of the firm’s Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group, advises individuals and families on all aspects of estate planning and estate trust and administration, including counseling clients on tax planning, charitable giving, wealth management and transfer strategies, and the probate administration process.

Most recently, Galloway was a trusts and estates associate for a Boston-area general practice firm. While in law school, she worked for a boutique Boston trusts and estates firm and the University of Massachusetts Foundation. Prior to law school, she worked as a litigation paralegal for a large, international law firm in Washington, DC.

Galloway earned her bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College and her law degree from Boston College Law School. She is an active member of the Junior League of Boston.

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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 will...

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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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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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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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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...

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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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61 Verrill Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers, 12 as Lawyers of the Year

(September 3, 2019) – More than 60 Verrill attorneys were once again recognized as “Best Lawyers” by Best Lawyers® 2020 . In addition, 12 attorneys from the firm were named “Lawyer of the Year,&rdquo...

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Verrill Dana Once Again Recognized for Wide-Ranging Private Wealth Law Practice in Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide

(July 19, 2019) – Verrill Dana attorneys Michael Fay, Kurt Klebe, Mary McQuillen, and Jacqueline Rider were recognized in the  Chambers High Net Worth 2019 Guide , Chambers and Partners’ fourth edition of the...

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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...

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2018 Year-End Estate Planning Update

Federal Transfer Taxes The Internal Revenue Service has announced the annual inflation adjustments for the 2019 tax year: 2017 2018 2019 Gift and Estate Tax Exclusion $5,490,000 $11,180,000 $11,400,000 GST Tax Exemption $5,490,000 $11,180,000...