Verrill is pleased to welcome Mary H. Schmidt and Julie Braverman Bruno to the firm’s Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group as Counsel, in the firm’s Boston office. Both Schmidt and Braverman Bruno join Verrill from Schmidt & Federico, P.C., where Schmidt was a founding partner.
Schmidt brings to the firm a wealth of experience in trusts and estates, domestic relations and probate litigation at the trial and appellate levels, complementing the experience and knowledge of the firm’s growing group of family law and private clients lawyers. Schmidt’s practice includes sophisticated gift, estate and income tax planning, trust and estate planning, prenuptial and post nuptial agreement preparation, negotiation and litigation, and estate administration.
Schmidt has lectured extensively on domestic relations, tax and trust and estate subjects, including issues related to same sex couples. She has also authored chapters for a number of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education publications and since 2012 she has been a co-editor of the Massachusetts Probate Law Sourcebooks. She serves as an expert witness in the Massachusetts probate and superior courts. She has also been frequently appointed by the Probate & Family Court to serve as a fiduciary and guardian ad litem in various probate and family law matters. Schmidt served on the committee that drafted the new Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Cornell University, her law degree at the University of Chicago School of Law, and her LL.M. at the Boston University School of Law.
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