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Sophisticated estate and tax planning high net worth individuals, trust and estate administration charitable giving Nancy Samiljan lawyer



Nancy is a trusts and estates attorney who handles sophisticated estate and tax planning and trust and estate administration for high net worth individuals and their families. Nancy also works closely with clients to develop charitable giving programs and establish and administer substantial charitable foundations. 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. 


  • Best Lawyers in America® (2006-2024): Trusts and Estates
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer-Review Rated AV Preeminent TM
  • Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast, Trust & Estates, Wills & Probate, Martindale Hubbell, 2011 - Present
  • Chambers High Net Worth (Band 1 Firm Ranking), 2017-2020


  • Trustee, Hebrew SeniorLife
  • 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
  • Town Meeting Member, Wellesley, MA, 2001-2009


  • California
  • Massachusetts


  • Bowdoin College  (A.B., magna cum laude, 1979)
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law  (J.D., cum laude, 1982)