Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
B.A., cum laude, 1977
Western New England College School of Law
J.D., summa cum laude, 1998
Massachusetts Bar Association
Franklin County Bar Association
Hampden County Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association
Estate Planning Council of Hampden County
Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council
Liz Sillin is a member of the firm’s Estate Planning and Administration Department, the Schools, Universities and Colleges Practice Group and the Health Law Practice Group. Liz works with individuals in all areas of estate and gift tax planning and administration. Liz works with nonprofit institutions, assisting with formation and operational issues, including regulatory compliance as well as providing advice regarding charitable trusts and endowments.
Liz is active in a variety of professional and community volunteer organizations. She represents the Massachusetts Bar Association on a state committee studying the spousal elective share statute, and is a member of various state and local bar associations and professional estate planning associations. Liz also is vice chair of the Greenfield Community College Board of Trustees, a board member of the Franklin Land Trust and a member of the distribution committee of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. Liz has earned a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating™and is a frequent speaker on estate planning and related issues.
Liz served as law clerk to the Honorable John M. Greaney of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court before joining the firm.
Co-author, “How to Probate an Estate”: MBA 2007-2009.
Design estate plans that address tax planning and family concerns such as young children, divorce, remarriage, unmarried couples and individuals with special needs, family business succession, second homes, intellectual property and special assets.
Assist with charitable gifting plans, as well as lifetime intergenerational transfers and related tax planning.
Counsels fiduciaries in the interpretation and administration of all kinds of trusts.
Assist clients with the formation and operation of tax-exempt organizations.