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Ms. Burns has experience in the areas of estate planning, taxation, business succession planning and estate administration.


Ms. Burns advises clients on tax planning strategies, multi-generational wealth transfers and business succession planning;


Drafts estate planning documents including, but not limited to, wills, durable powers of attorney, revocable trusts, irrevocable insurance and generation-skipping trusts, qualified personal residence trusts and charitable trusts;


Assists executors and fiduciaries with estate and trust administration matters;


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 75%
    21 years
  2. Probate: 15%
    21 years
  3. Tax: 10%
    19 years

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Contact info

Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, P.C.

225 State Street.
7th Fl.
Boston, MA, 02109


DCInactive 199607/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Ten LawyersBoston Women's Business2008
Rising StarBoston Magazine2005
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2005
First Place Prize in the Nathan Burkan national competition American Society of Composers, Authors and Publications (ASCAP)1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ALicensed to practice in Virginia (inactive)1996 - Present
N/ALicensed to practice in Maryland (inactive)1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
UMass Club Board of GovernorsMember2008 - Present
UMass Club Ambassadors CouncilChair2007 - Present
Boston Estate Planning Council - Women's Initiative CommitteeMember2007 - Present
Boston Probate & Estate Planning ForumMember2007 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Tax Law Client Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Understanding and Allocating Risks, Assessing Settlements and Negotiations, and Developing Deal StrategiesChapter2007
Washington LawyerGifting the House to Save the Home: Qualified Personal Residence Trusts1997
Legal Times MagazineJust Say No Thanks1996
Washington LawyerThe Golden Egg? Variable Universal Life Insurance1996
Washington LawyerCharitable Remainder Trusts, a Win-Win Tax Planning Technique1995
American University Law ReviewAncient Works, Modern Dilemmas: The Dead Sea Scrolls Copyright Case.1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1998
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spring Planning Day ConferenceEstate Planning2008
Boston Probate & Estate Planning Forum LuncheonCharitable Lead Trusts2008
Retiree LuncheonEstate Planning Strategies2007
MCLE - Estate Administration BasicsEstate Administration2007
Frank Palmer Speare Society LuncheonEstate Planning Strategies2007