Marla B. Matthews and Jan P. Myskowski Join Pierce Atwood LLP as Partners

Trusts & Estates Practice Expands its New Hampshire Presence

Pierce Atwood is pleased to announce that Trusts & Estates attorneys Marla Matthews and Jan Myskowski, along with staff member Sarah Caldwell-Washburn from Myskowski & Matthews, PLLC, have joined the firm.

Marla Matthews has extensive experience in trusts and estates planning, which includes general wealth transfer, gift and estate tax planning, and business succession planning. Marla works closely with individuals and families to help find practical, understandable, and efficient solutions to complex and emotionally charged issues related to transfer of wealth and legacy planning. Marla also has a busy guardianship practice, frequently representing clients who are petitioning for guardianship over an incapacitated person in the probate court and advising clients on their fiduciary duties once they are appointed as guardian. Marla is a member of the Major and Planned Gifts Advisory Committee at Concord (NH) Hospital. She received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.

Jan Myskowski focuses his practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, non-judicial trust reformations and modifications, matters before the probate court including guardianships, reformations, and contested will and trust disputes, and matters before the U.S. Tax Court. His areas of emphasis include federal and state estate tax mitigation, trust situs considerations such as the mitigation of state-level income taxation of trusts, asset conservation, business succession planning, charitable planning, and special needs trust planning and administration. Jan has been a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel since 2012 and was a founding member of the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Jan received his J.D. from College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law.

Pierce Atwood Trusts & Estates Practice Group Chair Molly Liddell stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Marla, Jan, and Sarah to Pierce Atwood. This expansion of our New Hampshire-based Trusts & Estates practice provides even more resources and breadth of expertise for servicing the estate planning and asset protection needs of our clients and their families.”