Annette Eaton is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Private Clients group. Annette focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning, estate and trust administration, and special needs planning.
I counsel clients on various estate planning matters, including the drafting of wills, revocable trusts, durable powers of attorney and health care proxies. I also assist clients with wealth transfer strategies through the use of various types of irrevocable trusts. Additionally, I advise clients serving as executors and fiduciaries on matters of estate and trust administration, and counsel clients on achieving their charitable goals through the use of private foundations, donor advised funds and charitable trust planning. Lastly, I work with clients with international assets and/or ties to international jurisdictions to assist them in organizing and managing their estates.
In today’s technology driven age, we are moving increasingly more aspects of our lives to the digital world. Individuals now routinely own digital assets such as e-mail accounts, social media pages, blogs, online financial accounts and even online currencies. Estate planning should focus on incorporating provisions for the distribution and control of these digital assets and help individuals organize and plan for the succession of their digital estates.
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Boston University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation
Boston College Law School, J.D.
University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Highest Honors
For her work, Annette has been recognized in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as a Rising Star in Estate Planning & Probate (2013-2016). A Thomson Reuters publication, Super Lawyers evaluates lawyers based on a peer-review surveys and independent research.
Annette is a member of the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Estate Planning Council—Member Involvement Committee, Trusts and Estates Consortium, and the Professional Advisors Network of the Boston Foundation.