Maura's practice focuses on sophisticated estate planning for high-net-worth individuals (HNWI), including the preparation of wills, trusts, and prenuptial agreements; lifetime wealth transfer strategies, including the use of leveraging techniques such as grantor retained annuity trusts, sales to intentionally-defective grantor trusts, and qualified personal residence trusts; estate and trust administration, including the preparation of estate and gift tax returns and handling of probate court matters; and charitable planning, including establishing charitable trusts and foundations and assisting organizations that wish to obtain tax-exempt status. 

Before joining Sullivan, Maura was in the Private Client Group of another Boston firm and served as a law clerk to the Honorable George A. O’Toole Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • J.D., Yale Law School
  • M.App.Sci., with distinction, James Cook University
  • B.S., summa cum laude, Wake Forest University

Community Engagement

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association 
  • Women's Leadership Program, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 

Awards & Honors

  • Boston Magazine 2021 Top Lawyers, Trusts and Estates (2021)

Seminars & Presentations


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