Deborah L. Anderson - Trusts & Estates - Nixon Peabody LLP

Deborah L. Anderson

Deborah Anderson is a partner in the Private Clients group. She represents individuals, trusts, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations with respect to estate, income and gift tax planning matters and trust and estate administration.

What do you focus on?

I focus my practice on two main areas, utilizing over twenty years of experience in these specialties, to provide an integrated approach to estate and trust practices.

Estate Planning

I provide estate, gift and integrated income tax planning to individuals. My work in this area includes succession planning for owners of closely held businesses, including corporations and partnerships and charitable planning.

Trust and Estate Administration

I serve as trustee of many significant family trusts and advise other trustees with respect to the proper administration of trusts and estates. I also serve as a personal representative under wills and provide legal services, including preparation of estate tax returns, to other personal representatives.

What do you see on the horizon?

There have been significant changes to the federal estate and gift tax exemption amounts and there may be more in the future.


Deborah L. Anderson



Phone: 617-345-1206

Fax: 866-947-1572

Boston University School of Law, LL.M.

Suffolk University Law School, J.D.

Smith College, B.A.


New Hampshire

Deborah was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 in the field of Trusts and Estates. Deborah has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2013.

Deborah has been recognized in the 2012 edition of Boston’s Top Lawyers for her Estate Planning work. She was named one of the “Top 100 Attorneys” by Worth Magazine in 2008, only one of five so designated in Massachusetts. Deborah has also received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for ethics and legal ability.

Deborah Anderson is a member of the Boston Bar Association Estate Planning Committee and the Boston Estate Planning Council. She serves as a trustee on the Board of Trustees of the Judge Baker Children's Center. 

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