Chris concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate administration and business planning.
Chris counsels clients in all aspects of estate planning including the establishment of wills, powers of attorney, living trusts, insurance trusts, multigenerational trusts, family limited partnerships and other planning strategies. Chris advises clients on estate and gift tax issues and counsels families on elder planning issues.
Chris is the head of the estate administration department assisting clients on probate matters including, probate of estates, trust administration, guardianships and representation of fiduciaries and beneficiaries in disputes involving wills and trusts.
Chris advises small business owners in connection with the establishment and operation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. He also assists clients with business succession planning, including the use of discounting strategies for gifts and sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts and spousal lifetime access trusts.
Chris was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1993; United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1994; and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1994. Chris is a graduate of Tufts University (B.A., cum laude, 1989) and Suffolk University Law School (J. D., cum laude, 1993). Chris was selected as a Massachusetts Rising Star Super Lawyer in the May 2005 issue of Boston Magazine.