Sara A. Wells devotes her practice to estate planning, estate and trust administration, tax planning, and business succession planning. Sara assists clients in the creation of their estate plans, including establishing various irrevocable trusts to help clients make tax-efficient transfers to family members. She also administers estates, including the preparation of probate court documents and estate tax returns, and advises Personal Representatives on their fiduciary duties.
Sara serves as trustee of her clients’ trusts and counsels her clients on their trusts’ administration and best practices. She also assists clients in working through their family disputes stemming from the administration of estates and trusts. Finally, Sara also assists closely held businesses with the preparation of their corporate documents, including limited liability companies’ operating agreements and buy-sell agreements.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Sara was a member in the private client group in the Boston office at another international law firm.
Boston University School of Law, 2004, LL.M.
Boston University School of Law, 2002, J.D., Cum Laude
University of Florida, 1999, B.S., Business Administration
Awards and Affiliations
Listed, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: Top Women of Law (2015)
Listed, Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star – Estate Planning & Probate (2009–2012)
Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Accredited Estate Planner, National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (2009–present)
Founder, Treasurer and Director, Trusts and Estates Consortium
Member, Boston Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section
Member, Boston Estate Planning Council
Member, Fiduciary Inn: Greater Boston Fiduciary Law, American Inn of Court
Member, Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners