Lawrence D. Hunt

Lawrence D. Hunt

Lawrence D. Hunt


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  • Boston University School of Law, LL.M., 2007

  • Vermont Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1999Notes Editor, Vermont Law School Law Review

  • Vermont Law School, M.S.E.L., 1999

  • University of Rhode Island, B.A., 1992

Bar Memberships & Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1999
  • Rhode Island, 2005

Larry counsels clients in developing estate plans which protect them and their loved ones through the use of sophisticated planning techniques. He has extensive experience in a range of tax and estate planning issues, including planning for business owners and entrepreneurs, and for married, unmarried and same-sex couples.  He works with clients to insure that their personal planning goals are met while maintaining effective wealth preservation and minimization of federal and state income, estate and gift taxes. Larry counsels his clients on communicating their wishes to their children and families, often participating in family discussions.

Larry represents fiduciaries in the administration of trusts and estates. He oversees preparation and filing of estate and gift tax returns, represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and handles a wide range of probate matters including administration of estates and guardianships in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Larry is the President of the Board of Trustees of the Zeiterion Theatre in downtown New Bedford. He is also on the Friends Academy Board of Trustees and sits on the Rhode Island Foundation’s Planned Advisory Council. A native Rhode Islander who now resides in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts with his wife and children, Larry serves clients throughout Rhode Island and SouthCoast. 

Representative Publications

Representative Speaking Engagements

  • “Tax Planning with Personal Residences”
    Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod, January 2014
  • “American Taxpayer Relief Act 2012, Key Provisions Impact on Charitable Giving”
    Council for Advancement and Support of Education, November 2013
  • “Estate Planning 101”
    Rhode Island National Education Association, October 2013
  • “Special Needs… Caring for Loved Ones Under Unique Circumstances”
    New York Life Insurance Company, October 2013
  • “Update on Transfer Tax Planning Under the ATRA of 2012”
    DiSanto Priest & Co., February 2013
  • “Planning Under the 2010 Estate Tax Repeal”
    Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island, April 2012
  • “2010 Estate Tax Repeal”
    Roundtable Presentation, Joseph Barron & co., March 2011
  • “Planning for Same-sex Couples”
    Financial Planning Association of Rhode Island, August 2011
  • “2010 Estate Tax Repeal”
    Bristol County Estate Planning Council, January 2011
  • “Everything You Wanted to Know About Estate Planning But Were Afraid to Ask, 2010 Estate Tax Repeal”
    Roundtable Presentation, DiSanto Priest & Co., CPAs, January 2011
  • TGIF Series (Thank Goodness I’m the Fiduciary)
    “Duties & Protections for Fiduciaries”
    Various Corporate Fiduciaries 2008, 2009
  • TGIF Series (Thank Goodness I’m the Fiduciary)
    “My Beneficiary is Broke! Asset Protection Planning: Protecting the Beneficiary and Trustee”
    U.S. Trust/Bank of America Various Corporate Fiduciaries, Citizens Bank 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Bristol County Estate Planning Council

Community Activities

  • Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
    • Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Friends Academy
    • Board of Trustees

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