x Jean M. Kolling

Jean is a principal of Lourie & Cutler and focuses her practice on estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates for individuals and families. She works with clients to devise and implement wealth transfer strategies that are not only tax-efficient, but also reflect her clients’ philanthropic and legacy goals. Jean assists clients with lifetime gift planning involving various techniques such as GRATs and intrafamily loans, and with business succession planning for owners of closely held companies.

Her extensive experience in settling complex estates, administering trusts, and serving as a trustee informs her planning for clients. She is sensitive to the importance of keeping estate and trust administration as simple as practicable, and of structuring plans to reduce the risk of conflict.

Jean received a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Illinois, and is a trained mediator. Jean belongs to the Boston and Chicago Estate Planning Councils, and is a member of the International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms.


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  • 60 State Street, Boston, MA 02109
  • 617-742-6720