Jana Magnuson Named Firm Partner

Pierce Atwood is pleased to announce that Trusts & Estates attorney Jana Magnuson has been named a firm partner.  Jana regularly advises trustees with respect to trust administration and trust and estate settlement agreements. She represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in trust modification actions before the probate courts and the IRS, and charitable entities on issues of organization and compliance.  Jana works with individuals, couples, and families to create flexible estate plans, from the simple to complex, and further provides guidance with respect to the transfer of assets, including real estate, into trusts and entity ownership.

In 2015, Jana received Pierce Atwood’s McKusick Community Impact Award for attorneys, for her work providing pro bono estate planning to hospice patients of limited means. In 2016, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court recognized Jana with its Katahdin Counsel designation for pro bono service.

Trusts & Estates Practice Group Chair Cindy Worthen states, “Jana’s ability to connect with clients of all ages, to identify their challenges and develop creative, workable solutions for all involved is a valuable skill and makes her a true leader in our field.  Not only does she have extraordinary legal skills, Jana is also kind, thoughtful, and compassionate with her clients. We are pleased to have Jana join the firm’s partnership.”

Jana can be reached at 207.791.1217 or jmagnuson@pierceatwood.com.