Cheryl L. Shaw has joined Day Pitney LLP as counsel in the firm's Trusts and Estates practice, resident in its Providence office. She joins from Kalander & Shaw, Ltd., where she was a managing partner.
"When the opportunity presented itself to work with Cheryl, we knew it would be a seamless transition and a great strategic fit," said Renée A. R. Evangelista, office managing partner for the firm's Providence office. "She is a highly established trusts and estates attorney with deep ties to the Providence area; and having her join our team will add to our already deep bench in the private wealth category."
For thirty years, Shaw has counseled individuals and families on trusts and estates matters. She assists clients with estate planning, elder law and asset protection planning, estate and trust administration, and guardianships. Shaw has counseled beneficiaries regarding their rights and trustees regarding their duties and obligations with respect to trust matters.
"I was drawn to Day Pitney because the firm understands the value of working with individuals and families and the importance of providing thoughtful attention and innovative solutions to private clients," added Shaw.
Shaw is actively involved in the trusts and estates bar. She is a member of the Rhode Island Probate and Trust Committee, the Estate Planning Council of Rhode Island and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Currently, she serves on the Board of the Rhode Island chapter of NAELA, where she was a past President, and is a member of the Massachusetts chapter. Shaw received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Providence College and her J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
With nearly 80 lawyers in the firm's Trusts and Estates practice, Day Pitney offers private clients one of the deepest and most experienced practices in the country. The attorneys have hundreds of years of combined experience advising individuals and their families on the full spectrum of matters related to trusts and estates and family offices. In addition, 15 attorneys are elected fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a group of peer-elected trust and estate attorneys across the United States and abroad with more than 10 years of experience in the active practice of probate and trust law or estate planning. Additionally, Day Pitney was selected for the 2022 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® "Law Firm of the Year," for Trusts & Estates Law, and the "Best Law Firm – Estates and Trusts" at the Private Asset Management Awards in 2020.