Diane Currier counsels clients on all aspects of estate planning, including vehicles and techniques such as family limited partnerships, grantor-retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts and “intentionally defective” grantor trusts. Diane also has substantial experience structuring charitable gifts, including charitable lead and charitable remainder trusts, private foundations and gift annuities. She has represented numerous charitable organizations and foundations, providing them with tax advice on activities and investments. Diane has extensive understanding and experience in all aspects of estate administration, including post-mortem tax planning. Diane also has significant income tax experience and has worked with large and small businesses on the income tax aspects of restructuring, the creation of investment partnerships and executive compensation.
Before forming Currier Law Offices, Diane spent over thirty years at Goodwin Procter LLP, where she began as an associate and was then a partner in the firm’s Tax Department. From 1996 through 2010 she was a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Trusts & Estate Planning and Nonprofit & Charitable Organizations groups.
Diane is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the U.S. Tax Court.
Diane earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School in 1979. At Cornell, Diane was on the Board of Editors of the Cornell Law Review. Diane is a 1976 graduate of Brown University where she majored in mathematics.
Diane is chairperson of the Board of Directors of St. Boniface Haiti Foundation, serves on the Board of Directors of the Maranyundo Initiative, and is a member of New England International Donors. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and is the former Clerk of Partners in Health.