Nancy Fisher Chudacoff | Of Counsel

Nancy Fisher Chudacoff


Northwestern University, B.A.,1967
University of Rhode Island, M.L.S, 1973
University of Rhode Island, M.A., 1976
Boston University School of Law, J.D,(cum laude) 1982

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates
Special Needs Trusts


1982, Rhode Island
1983, Massachusetts

Contact Information

Phone: 401-331-5700
Fax: 401-331-5787
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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.

Professional Associations 

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association 

Charitable and Community Activities & Affiliations 

  • Vice chair, The Providence Center
  • Former board member of the following organizations
    • The Rhode Island Historical Society
    • The Providence Athenaeum
    • Tockwotten Home
    • Temple Beth-El

 Special 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 

Publications and Lectures 

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