Burns & Levinson announced that partner Ann Hetherwick (“Hether”) Cahill was appointed Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Fiduciary Litigation Committee of the Trusts & Estates Section. Her two-year term began on September 1, 2018.
As a partner in the firm’s Private Client Group, Cahill represents trust and estate fiduciaries and beneficiaries in trust and estate litigation, guardianships/conservatorships, elder financial exploitation and family law. She has substantial experience advising clients in contested matters involving will contests, trust distributions, invalidation of instruments on the grounds of undue influence and lack of capacity, trust and will interpretation, fiduciary removal, cy pres and accountings. Cahill received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and her B.A. from Skidmore College, and she previously served as a law clerk on the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
The Boston Bar Association is the Commonwealth’s premier legal institution, bringing together the brightest and most influential people to lead at the forefront of the profession. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice and serve the community at large. The Fiduciary Litigation Committee focuses on a range of litigation matters involving trusts and estates. Areas covered include will and trust contests, disputes over the distribution of trust assets, instrument interpretation, trust modifications and accounting actions.