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Deborah S. KayDeborah S. Kay

(617) 574-6505
dkay@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (617) 574-7548
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Boston
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA
02110-3333
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Education
Case Western Reserve University, B.A., 1977, cum laude

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1980
Admissions
Massachusetts

Ohio

Overview

Trust and estate matters, sophisticated estate planning for high net worth individuals and the administration of estates and trusts are on clients' minds when they turn to Deborah Kay. Deborah has expertise in international tax planning for resident aliens, non-resident aliens and US beneficiaries of foreign trusts. In addition, she has extensive experience in planning for non-traditional couples and their families, including same-sex, married and unmarried couples. Other areas of expertise include: issues related to Medicaid eligibility; probate litigation, including will contests and trust reformations to correct drafting and tax errors; negotiating and drafting prenuptial agreements and matters related to guardianship. Deborah is a Director in our Private Client and Trust group.

Representative Experience

  • Negotiated one of the largest charitable gifts ever made by a single individual to a major Boston teaching hospital for the naming rights to its new research center. 
  • Representation of many newly married same-gender couples formulating estate plans to take advantage of the previously unavailable Massachusetts unlimited marital deduction. 
  • Importation of a foreign trust to benefit a non-resident alien becoming a United States resident and planning of the subsequent income, gift and generation-skipping tax ramifications.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • President and Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Boston
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Massachusetts Bar Associate Probate Law Section
Awards and Recognition
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2005 - 2015
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent TM
  • Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast, Trusts & Estates, Wills & Probate, Martindale Hubbell, 2011
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Press Releases
num: 8
clientAdvisories: Wealth Transfer Opportunities in the Current Economic Environment
clientAdvisories: Is a Roth Conversion Right for You?
clientAdvisories: Making the Most of the New Tax Law: Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer Strategies in 2011/12
clientAdvisories: The Time is Now: Making Tax-Free Gifts in 2012
clientAdvisories: Congress Passes Sweeping Tax Legislation Affecting Income, Estate and Gift Taxes
clientAdvisories: Supreme Court Strikes Down the Defense of Marriage Act, Bringing Sweeping Changes to Tax Laws
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
pressReleases: 50 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
October 2015
50 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
October 2013
Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
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