Linda S. Dalby Kennedy

One International Place
Boston, MA 02110
T: (617) 345 4701
F: (617) 203 1768

Linda S. Dalby Kennedy – Of Counsel

Professional Experience

Linda Dalby, of counsel in the Individual Clients Department, has practiced for more than 25 years on all phases of trust administration, financial and estate planning, and estate administration. She employs a holistic approach that combines attention to wealth transmission tax issues with nonmonetary transmission of family values and history, whether in business succession planning, stewardship of the land, philanthropic endeavors, or estate plans crafted to reward initiative and effort by future generations rather than as vehicles of entitlement. She counsels individuals, families, trustees, and executors, and has handled contested claims, negotiations of estate and tax settlements, international tax planning, and probate litigation. She particularly enjoys the creation and administration of private charitable foundations, and serving a family through the generations as trustee, executor, guardian, and legal advisor.

Practice Areas

News, Publications & Presentations


  • Yale Law School, J.D.
  • Smith College, B.A., with Distinction


  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Professional Affiliations

  • Boston Law Group, member
  • Boston Bar Association, Ethics Committee
  • Boston Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • International Bar Association

Awards and Achievements

  • Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory as a leading wealth management attorney, 2008-2011

  • Women's Bar Association 2008 honoree/panelist for "Pioneering Women of Color," June 25, 2008

  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Firm Committees and Responsibilities

  • Day Pitney Foundation, Inc., Director
  • Trust Oversight Committee, Chairman
  • Trust Services and Fiduciary Compliance, Head
  • Women Working Together, Steering Committee