May 25, 2020

Marianna Putnam Liddell

Molly Liddell works with clients to help them plan for complicated personal transitions, which can occur at marriage, birth of a child, transfer of a business, death, or through gifting to family members or charitable organizations. Her practice involves estate planning, estate administration, trust administration, business succession planning, and the tax planning related to these areas.

Molly is dedicated to helping clients craft the legacy they leave behind for their families and for other institutions that are important to them, such as charitable organizations or family businesses. She also drafts and negotiates prenuptial agreements and works on the firm's probate litigation team.

Molly works with individuals, families, entrepreneurs, executives, retirees, widows and widowers assisting them with estate planning and related needs. She creates estate plans for people with a variety of different needs and goals, including gift tax leveraging through Qualified Personal Residence Trusts, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, and Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts. She also assists clients with the transfer of vacation homes through trusts or limited liability companies or with the estate planning aspects of partial or complete transfer of a business. Molly works closely with financial planners and other professional advisors to develop comprehensive plans to meet her clients' needs.

Molly routinely serves as a trustee of clients' trusts, where she seeks to develop close meaningful relationships with multiple generations of a family and to act as a steward for family wealth into the future.

Molly is one of five Maine attorneys recognized by Chambers USA High Net Worth Guide for private wealth law in "Band 1." She is Chair of Pierce Atwood's Trusts & Estates Practice Group, serves on the firm's Management Committee, and is on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court's Probate and Trust Law Advisory Commission.

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