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Attorney Nancy Fisher Chudacoff

Nancy Fisher Chudacoff

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Attorney Nancy Fisher Chudacoff

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Practice Areas:

  • Trusts & Estates
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Probate

Biography

Nancy joined the Firm in January, 2016. For the past 33 years, Nancy has been practicing law, the last 23 of which she was a Partner in the firm of Hardy, Tabor and Chudacoff. Prior to forming that firm, she was a Partner at Edwards & Angell (now Locke Lord) in Providence, Rhode Island.

She has extensive experience in the areas of estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, and guardianships, with a particular emphasis on estate planning for persons with special-needs, special-needs trusts, and Medicaid and Social Security matters regarding special-needs trusts.

Education

  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1967
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
    • M.L.S., Master of Library Science - 1973
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
    • M.A., Master of Arts - 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1982
  • Massachusetts, 1983

Professional Associations

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Published Works

  • Co-Editor of and author for, A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Rhode Island, published by MCLE New England in 2011.

Classes & Seminars

  • Frequent presentations about guardianships and special-needs trusts to parent groups, bank trust departments, and attorneys at the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.
  • Presentations on special-needs trusts and guardianships for the Rhode Island Bar Association.
  • Presentations in 2013 and 2014 at the National Conference of The Academy of Special Needs Planners.

Pro-Bono

  • Vice Chair, The Providence Center
  • Former Board Member, The Rhode Island Historical Society
  • Former Board Member, The Providence Athenaeum
  • Former Board Member, Tockwotten Home
  • Former Board Member, Temple Beth-El

Honors

  • Named a Partner in Philanthropy by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Rhode Island Chapter
  • Designated a Rhode Island and New England Super Lawyer in the category of Estate Planning and Probate
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2022

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