John A. McBrine is an associate in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Department and a member of Nutter Charitable Advisors. His practice includes sophisticated estate planning, and he advises fiduciaries, trustees and family members with respect to all aspects of estate and trust administration, including representation in estate tax audits and probate court controversies. John also serves as a trustee of family trusts and as a private charitable foundation officer. He counsels public charities and private foundations with respect to formation, operation, grantmaking and tax compliance matters, and he advises individuals in structuring charitable gifts.
John is a member of the Boston Bar Association's 2013-2014 Public Interest Leadership Program. He serves as a director of local charitable organizations, including Community Legal Services and Counseling Center in Cambridge, which provides free legal assistance and affordable mental health counseling for low-income clients throughout Greater Boston, and the Community Day Center of Waltham, a day shelter for homeless guests in Waltham and surrounding communities. John is a past Vice-Chairperson of the Corpus Christi-St. Bernard Parish Pastoral Council. He also is a member of the Planned Giving Network of New England and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Associate Advisory Council.
Prior to joining Nutter, John served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ronald R. Lagueux of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. During law school, John was a senior editor for the Boston College Law Review.