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  • Business Law
  • Massachusetts, Massachusetts, 1986
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Business Law
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  • Private Client Group
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Massachusetts, 1986
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Ropes & Gray
For over 20 years, Martin has maintained a diverse practice, working with domestic and international, individual and institutional clients. Martin represents public company executives, private business owners, principals of private equity and venture capital funds, family offices, and other high net worth individuals in all aspects of wealth transfer and estate and trust administration. In addition, he advises the development offices of numerous universities, hospitals and other non-profit organizations with respect to planned giving and restricted endowment gifts, and counsels the charitable trust departments of several national financial institutions. He is a trustee of numerous private and charitable trusts and has frequently served as executor of client estates. Martin has written articles on estate planning and charitable giving and is co-author of two books: Practical Guide to Estate Planning (CCH 2006) and The Harvard Manual on the Tax Aspects of Charitable Giving (8th edition 1999). He is also a contributing author to Drafting Irrevocable Trusts in Massachusetts (MCLE 2005) and Understanding and Using Trusts (MCLE 2002). Martin is a frequent speaker on various topics at national conferences and seminars. Recent engagements include: 2006 Private Equity Strategic Financial Management Conference (New York); 2006 Stanford Conference on Charitable Giving (Palo Alto, CA); 9th Annual Symposium of the Chicago Council on Planned Giving (Chicago); 2006 Mellon Bank Charitable Gift Services Client Conference (Boston) and Regional Roundtables (New York, Charlottesville, VA, and Chapel Hill, NC); and State Street Global Advisors 2006 Planned Giving Conference (Boston). Martin is active with professional organizations. He is the current Vice-Chair of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and current Chair of the Professional Advisors Committee to The Boston Foundation. He is a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and serves on its Charitable Planning Committee. He has also served on the boards of several Boston area non-profit organizations, including as a director and board president of Ellis Memorial and Eldridge House, Inc., and as an overseer of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Boston University School of Law
summa cum laude
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University of Cambridge
Law, First Class Honours
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