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Nina T. Dow

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Overview

Nina Dow is an attorney in the firm’s Estate, Financial & Tax Planning practice area. Extremely passionate about her work, she strives to empower clients by helping them understand the law. Nina focuses her practice on planning to minimize transfer taxes, including estate and tax planning that involves charitable giving, business succession planning, the representation of corporate and individual fiduciaries, and planning for individuals with special needs.

In addition to helping clients create an estate plan, Nina’s tax practice involves working closely with families to prepare state and federal estate tax returns following the death of a loved one. Her creative and strategic approach to estate taxation brings the best results possible for estate and trust beneficiaries. Nina also thrives on handling the complexity of estate administration in a timely fashion. Sensitive to the experience related to the loss of a family member, she settles the deceased’s affairs in a way that prevents added stress for clients.

Before Bowditch

Prior to joining the firm, Nina most recently practiced trusts and estates law at a highly regarded law firm in Worcester.

Besides work

Nina enjoys spending time with family and friends, always trying out the newest restaurants. She can also be found on the beach, tennis court or running with her sister on any rail trail in Massachusetts. Nina is a fluent Arabic speaker, specifically the Lebanese dialect.

 

Affiliations

  • Board Member, Colony Retirement Homes
  • Co-Founder and Board Member, Arab American Bar Association of Massachusetts (AABAM)
  • Member, Tax, Trusts and Estates Section, Worcester County Bar Association
  • Member, Tax Law Section, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Committee Member, Estate and Business Planning Council of Worcester County
  • Member, Trusts & Estates Consortium
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association
  • Trustee, Worcester Public Library Foundation
  • Member, Professional Advisory Committee, Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts
  • Member, Alumnae Committee and Marketing and Development Committee, Notre Dame Academy

Previous

  • Leadership Worcester, Class of 2021

Honors

  • Named to Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star list, 2019-2022

Articles + Talks

Articles

  • “The Hide and Seek of Creditors & Debtors: Examining the Effectiveness of Domestic Asset Protection Trusts for the Massachusetts Settlor,” 27:2 QUINNIPIAC PROB. L. J. 169 (2014)

Talks

  • “Peace of Mind: The Best Gift of 2024,” Worcester Polytechnic Institute, January 18, 2024
  • “Massachusetts Estate Tax Law,” Worcester Estate Planning Business Council, January 4, 2024
  • Presented to executives of publicly-traded retailer on irrevocable trusts, selling a business or transferring a business to a child, and transferring wealth to future generations. November 2023.
  • “Script Your Family’s Future: Why You Need an Estate Plan,” Edward Jones, Westminster, MA, March 26, 2023

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire

Education

  • LL.M., Master of Laws in Taxation, Boston University School of Law
  • J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School
  • B.S., Emerson College
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