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Christina S. Dawson

Associate / Boston

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Christina S. Dawson is an associate in Nutter's Private Client Department. She focuses her practice on estate planning for a variety of clients, ranging from relatively simple estate plans for families and individuals to more complex plans, utilizing sophisticated strategies to minimize estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Christina advises personal representatives and trustees on all aspects of probate, estate, and trust administration; including estate tax return preparation, and the appointment of guardians and conservators for minors and incapacitated individuals. She also counsels public charities and private foundations on a variety of matters, including operation, grantmaking, and tax compliance matters.

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Christina is dedicated to Nutter’s pro bono efforts.  She has assisted pro bono clients with estate planning, trust administration matters, and nonprofit development matters through Nutter’s pro bono collaboration with various legal aid organizations.

She is a member of Nutter’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Committee and served as co-chair of Nutter’s Speaker Series for Diversity and Inclusion, collaborating with affinity groups from local law schools to present innovative and thought-provoking events for the community. Christina also serves as a mentor to Boston-area law students.

Christina serves as the chair of the Governance Committee for Wondermore, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate children’s curiosity, creativity, and academic achievement by bringing children’s authors and illustrators into underserved Boston Public Schools for visits and writing workshops that align with the curriculum.

Prior to joining Nutter, Christina served as a summer associate at a mid-size Oklahoma law firm and as a data analyst at the Liberty Mutual Group. During law school, Christina served on the Journal of Science and Technology Law and as the internal vice president of the Black Law Students Association. She served as a research assistant to a Boston University School of Law Intellectual Property professor.

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Education

Boston University School of Law, J.D.

Oklahoma State University, B.S., summa cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi

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Christina serves as the chair of the Governance Committee for Wondermore, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate children’s curiosity, creativity, and academic achievement by bringing children’s authors and illustrators into underserved Boston Public Schools for visits and writing workshops that align with the curriculum.

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During law school, Christina served on the Journal of Science and Technology Law and as the internal vice president of the Black Law Students Association.

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