Pierce Atwood LLP is pleased to announce that it has expanded its Trusts & Estates practice to Rhode Island by adding experienced Trusts and Estates attorneys Deborah DiNardo and Lawrence Hunt to its Providence office. Rounding out the new team will be associate Ann Marie Maccarone, as well as a paralegal and additional support staff.
Deborah advises individuals and families on preserving and protecting their assets, and works with them to develop sophisticated planning techniques such as lifetime gifts to grantor trusts and using charitable trusts and private foundations. She helps clients with special needs trust planning for family members, and assists plaintiff’s counsel with establishing special needs trusts for judgments and settlements. She also advises individual and corporate fiduciaries, representing them in litigation when necessary, and counsels business owners on succession planning. Deborah received her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.
Larry guides clients throughout the estate planning process, identifying various options for achieving their goals of transferring their wealth and values to the next generation. From sophisticated estate and tax planning techniques – such as family limited partnerships and complex trusts – to wills, powers of attorney, and health care proxies, Hunt works closely with clients and their families to address their unique circumstances. Larry received his LL.M. from Boston University, and his J.D. and Master of Science in Educational Leadership from University of Vermont. He is an emeritus member of the Zeiterion Theatre Board of Trustees.
Pierce Atwood Trusts & Estates Practice Group Chair Molly Liddell stated, “We are thrilled that Deborah and Larry have chosen to bring their skills and talents to Pierce Atwood. We are pleased that we can now offer our comprehensive estate planning, gift planning, estate administration, and trust administration services to clients in Rhode Island, complementing our well-established practices in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.”