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Nutter Managing Partner Deb Manus Selected as a ‘2017 Top Women of Law Honoree’ by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

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09.11.2017

Deborah J. Manus, Managing Partner of Nutter, has been named a “2017 Top Women of Law” honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Each year, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly recognizes women attorneys who have made “tremendous professional strides” and “demonstrated great accomplishments” in the legal field, including in pro bono, social justice, advocacy, and business. Manus and the other honorees will be recognized at the “Top Women of Law” event on November 2.

Manus was named managing partner of Nutter in 2011 – a rare distinction for women in the legal profession. Under Manus’s leadership, Nutter has established cross-departmental teams and a client interview program to better serve client needs; adopted a comprehensive Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan; and made significant investments in professional development.

A leader in numerous business and civic organizations, Manus recently served as Treasurer of the Boston Bar Association. She is on the Board of Overseers of the New England Aquarium. Manus is president and member of the board of directors of the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association, which operates a natural science museum, aquarium, and two observatories on Nantucket.

In addition to serving as Managing Partner, Manus has an active practice, advising high net worth individuals and families on estate and trust administration and estate planning. She has extensive experience settling complex estates, helping clients structure large, tax-efficient gifts and implementing other planning techniques to reduce transfer taxes. Manus also assists clients with pre-nuptial planning and helps clients accomplish their philanthropic goals, advising on lifetime and testamentary gifts to public charities, private foundations and charitable trusts. 

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