Firm has added 12 Attorneys to the Private Client Department since beginning of the year to reach a milestone of nearly 90 attorneys in the practice firmwide.
Amidst a year of continued growth, Day Pitney LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of four lateral partners to the firm's Boston Office. Tiffany Bentley, Ann Hetherwick "Hether" Cahill, Christine N. Fletcher, and David S. Raymon will join the firm as partners in the Private Client Department. The team will continue to focus their practices on private client matters and fiduciary litigation matters including probate litigation. Prior to joining Day Pitney, the team worked closely together at Burns & Levinson LLP, where Fletcher was the chair of the Trusts & Estates Department and co-chair of the Private Client Group.
With the addition of Bentley, Cahill, Fletcher, and Raymon, Day Pitney's Boston office now has more than 25 attorneys dedicated to private clients, solidifying the Boston group as one of the largest teams of attorneys focused on high net worth clients in the Boston market.
"By adding these four exceptional partners, Day Pitney has taken a significant stride in growing our highly regarded private client team in Boston and across the firm," said Gregory A. Hayes, Managing Partner of Day Pitney. "Boston is a growing market for our firm that presents immense opportunities. Adding this talented team further elevates the sophistication of our Private Client practice," added Hayes.
Dane Dudley, chair of the firm's Private Client Department, also commented, "We are excited to welcome this team to our Private Client Department. Their collective expertise and dedication to excellence will reinforce our commitment to serving all of the needs of our private clients and will complement our practice in the Boston region and beyond."
Since the beginning of the year, Day Pitney has added 12 attorneys to its Private Client Department. Day Pitney has a strong history of recruiting private client attorneys, including recruiting a large group from Bingham McCutchen in 2014; merging with Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack in 2016, which expanded the firm's footprint into Florida with its Boca Raton Office; and merging with Providence-based Howland Evangelista Kohlenberg in 2021, which expanded the firm into Rhode Island.
"My colleagues and I have worked with Day Pitney attorneys over the years, and know firsthand the quality of the firm's trusts and estates work," commented Fletcher. "We look forward to leveraging Day Pitney's broad platform to continue to offer our clients the highest level of service and legal advice to meet all of their planning needs."
With nearly 90 lawyers in the firm's Private Client Department, Day Pitney offers private clients one of the most sophisticated private client 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. Day Pitney is home to 16 Fellows of 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, the Private Client Department at Day Pitney has been nationally recognized, being ranked in Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide, named the 2022 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® "Law Firm of the Year" for Trusts & Estates Law, and selected for the "Best Law Firm – Estates and Trusts" honor at the Private Asset Management Awards in 2020. Award Methodologies for these awards are listed here, here and here, respectively.
About the Partners
Tiffany Bentley focuses her practice on all aspects of fiduciary litigation and family law. She counsels clients through estate and trust disputes, divorce and custody issues, and related matters. Bentley serves on the board of directors of Greater Boston Legal Services and the Greater Boston Fiduciary Law American Inn of Court, and she dedicates substantial pro bono time through the Attorneys Representing Children program in the Probate and Family Court. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Worcester Bar Association, Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem, Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court, American Association for Certified Financial Litigators, and Women's Bar Association. She earned her B.A., summa cum laude, from Curry College, and her J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Colorado Law School. Bentley is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.
Ann Hetherwick "Hether" Cahill represents individuals and professional fiduciaries in estate and trust matters, guardianships/conservatorships, and family law. She previously clerked for the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Cahill is the Articles Editor for the Massachusetts Law Review of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and a recent co-chair of the Fiduciary Litigation Section of the Boston Bar Association. In 2020, Cahill was named to the "Top Women of Law" list by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (click here for methodology). She is active in her community as the vice-chair of the Brookline Community Foundation's Professional Advisors Committee, and a member of the Boston Committee of The Mount. She earned her B.A. from Skidmore and her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.
Christine N. Fletcher has more than two decades of experience advising clients through the legal aspects of personal life. Her practice concentrates on estate planning, trust and estate administration, probate litigation, and family business matters. Fletcher is an active speaker and regular contributor to Forbes.com where she gives advice on successfully managing trusts and estates. She was named to Boston magazine's Top Lawyers list for Trusts and Estates for 2021 and 2022 (click here for methodology) and named a Top Author in Wealth Management in 2020 by JD Supra Reader's Choice Awards (click here for methodology). Fletcher is a member of the Boston Bar Association, Family Firm Institute, and Boston Probate & Estate Planning Forum. She earned her B.A., cum laude, from Boston University and her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and New York.
David S. Raymon focuses his practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, and the various issues that arise in the context of trusts and estates. As an attorney and certified public accountant (CPA), Raymon is qualified to advise his clients on the tax and non-tax aspects of trusts and estates. He serves as the chair of the Sponsorship Committee of the Boston Estate Planning Council, sits on the board of the Real Estate Bar Association, and is also chair of the REBA Probate and Trust Section. Raymon is a member of the Professional Advisors Committee of the Boston Foundation. He earned his B.B.A. from Emory University Goizueta Business School and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
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