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Nancy B. SamiljanNancy B. Samiljan

(617) 574-6433
nsamiljan@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (617) 574-7631
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Boston
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA
02110-3333
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Education
Bowdoin College, A.B., 1979, magna cum laude

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1982, cum laude
Admissions
California

Massachusetts

Overview

Sophisticated estate and tax planning for high net worth individuals, trust and estate administration and charitable giving are the focus of Nancy Samiljan's practice. Nancy has extensive experience in planning for owners of real estate interests and administering estates with closely held real estate and business interests. Other areas of expertise include negotiating and drafting prenuptial agreements and planning with life insurance. Nancy is a Director and Co-Chair in the firm's Private Client and Trust group.

Representative Experience

  • Creation and funding of grantor retained annuity trusts and intentionally "defective" grantor trusts to accomplish succession of closely-held business and partnership interests. 
  • Structuring gifts of residential real estate to a donor advised fund under the management of a public charity. 
  • Preparation of complex estate tax returns involving business and real estate valuation issues and sophisticated tax elections. 
  • Creation and funding of family limited liability companies as vehicles to preserve real estate for future generations. 
  • Representation of families in gift and estate tax audits with federal taxing authorities.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Member, Boston Bar Association, Education Committee 2007 - 2011
  • Co-Chair, Boston Bar Association- Trusts and Estates Section, Estate Planning Committee - 2005 - 2007
  • Co-Chair, Boston Bar Association- Trusts and Estates Section, New Developments Committee - 2004-2005
  • Member, New Developments Committee - 1998-2005
  • Member, Boston Probate and Estate Planning Forum
    • Moderator 2004-2005
    • Program Chair 2003-2004
  • Member Advisory Board, Wellesley Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Town Meeting Member, Wellesley, MA, 2001-2009
Awards and Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2006-2017
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer-Review Rated AV Preeminent TM
  • Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast, Trust & Estates, Wills & Probate, Martindale Hubbell, 2011

 

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clientAdvisories: Wealth Transfer Opportunities in the Current Economic Environment
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named in 2010 Best Lawyers®
clientAdvisories: Is a Roth Conversion Right for You?
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2011 Edition of Best Lawyers
clientAdvisories: Gift and Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Savings in 2010
clientAdvisories: New Law Reduces Wealth Transfer Taxes
clientAdvisories: Making the Most of the New Tax Law: Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer Strategies in 2011/12
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2012 Edition of Best Lawyers®
pressReleases: 36 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers ®
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 Nabs 34 Lawyers, 2 “Lawyer of the Year” Recognitions in 2014 Best Lawyers® Rankings
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs’ Richard Zielinski Named 2015 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Legal Malpractice Law and Michael Robinson Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate
pressReleases: Boston Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" Matthew J. Kiefer Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
pressReleases: Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
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August 2015
Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
August 2015
Boston Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" Matthew J. Kiefer Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
August 2014
Goulston & Storrs’ Richard Zielinski Named 2015 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Legal Malpractice Law and Michael Robinson Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate
August 2013
Goulston & Storrs Nabs 34 Lawyers, 2 “Lawyer of the Year” Recognitions in 2014 Best Lawyers® Rankings
September 2012
36 Goulston & Storrs Attorneys Named to 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers ®
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