Seder & Chandler LLP announces that Tracy A. Craig has joined the firm as Chair of the Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Craig is a highly respected attorney serving clients in Worcester County and throughout Massachusetts. She brings with her a strong support team, including her longtime paralegal, Briseina Larti and legal assistant, Donna Dryden .
Formerly with Mirick O’Connell, Craig focuses her practice on estate planning, estate administration, prenuptial agreements, guardianships and conservatorships, elder law, and charitable giving. As an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®), she works with individuals in all areas of estate and gift tax planning, from testamentary estate planning and business succession planning, to sophisticated lifetime leveraged gifting techniques, such as grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), intentionally defective grantor trusts (IDGTs), family limited liability companies, and qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs).
Craig also specializes in estate and trust administration, prenuptial agreements, guardianships and conservatorships, and all aspects of charitable planning, designing charitable gifts to achieve client goals and minimize over taxation. She serves in various fiduciary capacities, including trustee, conservator, and personal representative (formerly known as executor). She also works with clients on issues facing elders.
Seder & Chandler’s Managing Partner Robert S. Adler said, “We are delighted to welcome Tracy to our growing team. Her strong industry profile, including as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, coupled with her commitment to serving as a trusted advisor to clients, make Tracy an outstanding addition to the firm. We all look forward to collaborating with her.”
“At this stage of my career, I was ready for a new challenge,” said Craig. “I’ve known Rob for many years, and we share a similar philosophy on client service, legal strategy and law firm growth. In joining Seder as Practice Chair, I have the opportunity to build a trusts & estates legal powerhouse. If I was going to move to another firm, I knew it would be Seder. Together, we will expand the firm’s trusts & estates practice, both in expertise and geography, to better serve individuals and families throughout the Commonwealth. I am excited for the future.”
As a highly respected lawyer, Craig has received numerous accolades. She received an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics, and has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
Additionally, she has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Boston magazine and Law & Politics every year since 2013, and included in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2019. Craig was selected a “Top Women of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2014. In 2023, Tracy was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® guide for Litigation – Trusts and Estates, and Trusts and Estates.
About Seder & Chandler, LLP. Seder & Chandler, LLP., is a Massachusetts law firm representing businesses and individuals in both simple and complex legal matters since 1918. Our team of attorneys brings experience and practical knowledge to each matter, delivering innovative legal strategies that serve our clients’ best interests. The firm is recognized as an AV-rated Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell and a “Best Law Firm” by The Best Lawyers in America® and US News and World Report.