Heather A. Reid, Esq. is a Partner of the firm focusing her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust settlement, and trust administration. Heather leads the firm’s post-mortem settlement and trust administration practices and regularly serves as a professional trustee of private family trusts. Heather also advises beneficiaries and fiduciaries in all stages of the estate settlement process, and counsels individuals and multi-generational families on all matters related to probate and trust administration, estate planning, and transfer tax planning.
Since 2019 Heather has been recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor awarded to no more than 2.5% of attorneys either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Heather is a member of the Trusts & Estates Consortium, WealthCounsel, a national association of estate planning practitioners, and the Boston Estate Planning Council, a multidisciplinary estate planning organization, where she has served in leadership roles on the Women’s Initiative Committee and the Marketing & Communications Committee.
Prior to joining Squillace & Associates, P.C. in 2017, Heather was an associate with a boutique trusts and estates firm in Boston where she supported the business, tax, and estate planning group and focused on estate planning and estate administration. She also previously worked at U.S. Trust Company as a Trust Administrative Officer, developing extensive experience in trust administration.
Heather earned her B.A. from Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences, and her J.D., cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School. While in law school, she served as a Comment Editor on the Suffolk University Law Review and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society.
Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star (2019-2022)
Named a Top Lawyer for Trusts and Estates in Boston Magazine‘s edition of Top Lawyers (2022)
Professional Affiliations & Community Involvement – Current
Member, Trusts & Estates Consortium
Member, Boston Estate Planning Council (BEPC)
Professional Affiliations & Community Involvement – Past
Chair, Women’s Initiative Committee
Co-Chair, BEPC Marketing & Communications Committee
Creating Estate Plans That Work, The Boston Foundation, 2019-2022
Probate Practice: The Chronology of Estate Administration, MCLE, August 16, 2021
Administering the Estate, MUPC & MUTC Update 2021, MCLE, December 8, 2021
- Co-Author, Noncitizen Spouses and the Qualified Domestic Trust, Estate Planning Strategies: Collective Wisdom, Proven Techniques of WealthCounsel Attorneys (Second Edition) (Chapter 5), WealthCounsel Attorneys, (2022).