Leigh E. Furtado

Senior Associate

F: (401) 829 4248
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Leigh Furtado assists individuals and families with all stages of estate planning, estate administration and trust administration. She advises clients on the tax and estate planning strategies best suited to the preservation and protection of assets for intended beneficiaries. As a member of the estate administration team, Leigh also guides families through the probate process in both the Rhode Island and Massachusetts state court systems. She has extensive experience with the preparation of both gift and estate tax returns. Leigh also serves as trustee, advises trustees on fiduciary duties and manages complex trust administration matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Leigh practiced commercial litigation for a number of years in Boston. During law school, she interned in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and with the Hon. Judith G. Dein at the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.



Education and Credentials

Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.,

Dean's Scholar, Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Team, Northeastern University Law Journal

McGill University, B.A.,


State of Rhode Island
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Rhode Island Womens Bar Association
Estate Planning Council of Rhode Island
American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Recognition and Community


Honored by Rhode Island Monthly for Professional Excellence in Law Award for Wills, Trusts and Estates, 2023

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Leadership Rhode Island, Class of 2021

FountainHead RI (FHRI), Board Member

The Providence Singers, Former Board Member

Rhode Island Tutorial and Educational Services, Former Board Member