Thomas H. Belknap
Tom Belknap joined Ropes & Gray as a partner in 2003 and retired on December 31, 2006, though he continues to provide trust services to clients.
Tom focuses on estate planning, estate administration, and trusteeship. He is the trustee of over 100 revocable and irrevocable private family and charitable trusts. Tom’s practice includes significant work in estate, gift, generation-skipping and fiduciary income tax planning, as well as insurance planning and the disposition of family businesses. In addition, he has developed a specialty focusing on estate planning for non-traditional families.
Tom's professional experience included estate planning including preparation of wills, trusts and other family documents; insurance planning; disposition of family business; settlement, including executorship, of estates; trusteeship of over 100 revocable and irrevocable private family and charitable trusts; estate, gift, generation-skipping and fiduciary income tax planning and administration; guardianships, conservatorships and other miscellaneous probate court proceedings. He also has served as consultant and expert witness in numerous litigated probate cases involving such issues as the suitability of investments in trust assets and the responsibilities of executors and trustees with respect to taxes, investments and distributions.