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Michelle M. PorterMichelle M. Porter

(617) 574-4026
Fax: (617) 574-7549
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston MA
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College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1994

Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1997


Estate and tax planning, trust and estate administration and charitable giving are the focus of Michelle Porter's practice. Michelle is a Director and Co-Chair in the firm's Private Client & Trust Group.

Representative Experience

  • Established sophisticated estate plans, including gifting and charitable planning. 
  • Created and funded grantor retained annuity trusts and defective grantor trusts with assets expected to substantially appreciate. 
  • Prepared complex estate tax returns for estates, which included large closely-held businesses and complex valuation issues. 
  • Negotiated complex prenuptial agreements.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Chair, Clients' Security Board, Supreme Judicial Court
  • Member, Professional Advisors Network of The Boston Foundation
  • Member and past co-Chair, Boston Bar Association, Trusts & Estates New Developments Committee
  • Member, Boston Estate Planning Council
  • Volunteer attorney for Aids Action Committee
  • Board Member of the McGinty Scholarship Fund
Awards and Recognition
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2006-2012
Speaking Engagements
Press Releases
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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
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