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Ropes & Gray Expands Private Client Group with Arrival of Rachel Y. Meagher

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Ropes & Gray announced today that Rachel Y. Meagher has joined its private client group as counsel in the firm’s Boston office. Ropes & Gray has one of the largest private client practices of its kind in the United States, and leverages the insights gained over many generations of experience representing individuals and families.

Rachel complements our renowned practice. She counsels high-net-worth families and individuals in complex estate planning matters, and she brings deep experience to her clients across the full spectrum of tax and estate planning tools and strategies.

Her work includes non-litigation representation of members of families whose interests diverge, and modifying existing irrevocable trust structures. She also helps founders of venture-backed companies implement plans to manage their wealth.

“Rachel has an excellent reputation for providing sophisticated estate planning and tax advice and serving as a trusted advisor for families and individuals,” said Martin Hall, partner and chair of the firm’s private client group. “Rachel’s range of experience and knowledge will be of great value to our clients, and we are delighted to welcome her to our team at Ropes & Gray.”

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Rachel served as an associate at a New York-based firm.

“I’m proud to join a prestigious firm known for advising high-net-worth individuals and families,” Rachel said. “2020 ushered in a new set of rules that impact estate planning. Clients should be evaluating them. They include extensive updates to Connecticut’s estate and gift tax rules and the new SECURE Act impacts retirement savings. Clients should also understand the lasting impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed by President Trump.”

The private client group at Ropes & Gray provides an integrated, comprehensive approach to estate and tax planning. The group has deep experience in matters relating to the management and transfer of wealth, and regularly advises on issues relating to domestic and international estate and income tax planning. Additionally, its wholly owned subsidiary Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC offers a full range of investment advisory services and financial planning to clients.

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