Experience

JENNIFER A. CIVITELLA HLARIO, ESQ.

jch@taxandtrustlaw.com

617.329.9616 ext. 2

During law school at Boston College, I spent most of my extracurricular time as a volunteer with Shelter Legal Services, representing veterans and women who were homeless or in imminent risk of homelessness on legal matters.  After law school, I started my legal career as an elder law attorney.  I counseled families on long-term care planning and guardianship matters.  I also worked with parents to implement trusts for children with special needs.  My practice evolved after I attained my Masters (LL.M.) in Taxation at Boston University and focused on sophisticated estate and business tax planning.  I practiced as an estate and tax law attorney at a Boston-based business law firm for ten years.  In 2017, I started my own estate and tax planning law firm in North Cambridge.  The focus of my practice is to assist families and individuals with estate planning for their unique circumstances.  My approach is to understand each client’s unique goals and objectives and to develop an appropriate estate plan, often through tax-sensitive strategies.   My clients' profiles have dramatically changed since I began my legal career, but their preference to work with an attorney who takes the time to listen and understand their families' needs remains the same.

Education & Bar Admissions

I am a 2003 graduate of Boston College Law School and received my undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Rosemont College in 2000.  After receiving my J.D., I attained my L.LM. from Boston University’s Graduate Tax Program in 2006, graduating with my class’s highest cumulative GPA.  I am licensed in both Massachusetts and Florida. 

Professional & Civic Community Involvement

I am an active member of the Boston Estate Planning Counsel, currently serving as the Chair of  its Marketing & Communication’s Committee (2019-present) and previously on its Young Professionals Committee (2009-2010), Sponsorship Committee (2010-2011), and Programs Committee (2011-2012).  I am an active member of the Boston Bar Association and have participated on its Trusts & Estates Steering Committee as a co-chair of the Practice Fundamentals Subcommittee (2012-2014) and a co-chair of the Communications Subcommittee (2015-2016).  I served on The Boston Foundation’s Professional Advisor Network from 2009 until 2011.  I was a volunteer attorney with Shelter Legal Services Foundation Inc. from 2003 until 2011 and served as a board member from 2009 through 2011.  I also served as the chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the Boston Trusts & Estates Consortium from 2017 through 2019.  I have been a  member of the Boston Probate & Estate Planning Forum since 2018.  I have been a middle and high school catechist with Sts. Louis & Zelie Martin Parish in Somerville, Massachusetts since 2018.       

Publications & Presentations

  • Ethics of Managing Family Dynamics in Estate Planning, MCLE, June 2019, June 2020 (Presenter)

  • Estate Planning Symposium 2015, MCLE, June 2015 (Presenter)

  • Estate Planning: Client Hypotheticals, MCLE, June 2015 (Presenter)

  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts:  An Overview of Drafting, Funding and Administering an ILIT, BBA, April 2015 (Presenter)

  • Gifting Basics: Year-End Planning for the Estate Planner, BBA, December 2014 (Presenter)

  • Death Bed Planning, MCLE, October 2012 (Presenter)

  • Lessons from Turner to Protect Against IRS Challenges to FLPs, Estate Planning Magazine, Summer 2012 (Co-Author)

  • Gifting Strategies, MCLE, May 2010 (Presenter)

  • When is an Irrevocable Trust Not Really Irrevocable, Women’s Business Boston, May 2009

  • Pass Along your Family’s Business through Gifting, Women’s Business Boston, June 2008

  • The State Matters, Private Wealth Magazine, April/May 2008 (Co-Author)

EUNHA KOH THAYER, ESQ.

ekt@taxandtrustlaw.com

617.329.9616 ext. 3

After attaining my J.D. from Vanderbilt University, I practiced as an estate and tax planning attorney for a boutique Boston-based trusts & estates law firm for six years.  In addition to working with high net worth clients to develop their estate plans, I often advised private foundations and public charities on tax compliance matters.  While I attained my Masters (LL.M.) in Taxation from Boston University, I moved to practice as a tax attorney in an international law firm and advised on corporate and partnership transactions.  

Education & Bar Admissions

I am a 2001 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School and received my undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Ewha University in 1998.  After receiving my J.D., I attained my LL.M. from Boston University’s Graduate Tax Program in 2009, graduating 5th in my class.  I am licensed in Massachusetts.

Professional & Civic Community Involvement

I am a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Interests & Skills

I play classical and jazz piano.  I enjoy painting oil and watercolor.  I am fluent in Korean.

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