Private Clients

Since our inception in 1946, generations of private clients have trusted Sutin, Thayer & Browne for prudent guidance in comprehensive planning for the future.  We offer private clients, their families and their closely held businesses a wealth of legal skills and support in matters related to estate and gift management, investments, property holdings, asset protection, financial structuring and tax minimization. Our lawyers are experienced in administering trusts, estates and charitable entities, and serving as executors to carry out client objectives over time. We routinely advise high-net-worth clients with respect to estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues, marital and charitable deduction planning, as well as family and closely held business succession preparation. We have extensive experience in family law, including handling divorces involving complex, high-value assets, tracing of separate interests, valuing of businesses, and division of retirement assets.

  • We administer a $30 million estate that includes disputed interests in closely held businesses, preserving the value of the estate and its businesses for the heirs.
  • We assisted a professional, celebrity-status couple in a collaborative divorce, providing a respectful, private atmosphere for them to settle issues outside of court.