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Ms. West concentrates her law practice in the areas of estate and gift tax planning, business succession planning, estate and trust administration, and charitable gift planning. She represents a broad spectrum of clients, including entrepreneurs, professionals, executives, doctors, philanthropists, professors, artists, authors, couples (married and unmarried), divorcees, parents and grandparents of disabled children, retirees, landowners, and non-citizens. In the charitable planning area, she represents not only donors, but also charitable organizations and financial institutions serving as trustees of charitable trusts.


Practice areas


  1. Tax: 40%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Public Finance: 30%

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Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster

Boston 160 Federal Street
Floors 13, 14, 15
Boston, MA, 02110


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AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
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Boston Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section, New Developments CommitteeFormer ChairN/A
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Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of MichiganN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PresentationCharitable Trusts: Options For Placating Unhappy BeneficiariesN/A
PresentationOrganizing, Operating and Terminating Private FoundationsN/A
PresentationRecent Developments in Charitable PlanningN/A
PresentationPractical Advice About Private FoundationsN/A