Molly Soiffer

“One of the reasons that I decided to practice estate planning was seeing how this planning (or lack thereof) has affected my own family.  That experience instilled in me the strong belief that preserving a family’s legacy is an enduring gift to those who matter most.  Being part of a firm that has the expertise to give such a gift is why I became a lawyer.”

Molly R. Soiffer
Bove & Langa
10 Tremont Street
Suite 600
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-720-6040
Fax: 617-720-1919
[email protected]

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Molly Soiffer

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Molly helps families plan for the next generation.  She structures her representation around her clients’ needs and goals, whether the concern is future family disharmony or protecting future generations.  Every family has unique concerns that Molly addresses and incorporates into the planning process.  She often collaborates with a family’s other advisors to build comprehensive estate plans.  Not only is she deeply committed to a family’s needs during the estate planning process, Molly also advises and assists families during the administration of an estate after the death of a loved one, often breaking down complicated legal and tax concepts for her clients.

Prior to joining Bove & Langa, Molly worked at several well-reputed Massachusetts firms as a family law litigator and worked with the Massachusetts Probate Court.

Practice Areas
  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning
  • Probate Law and Administration
  • Family Business and Succession Planning
  • Planning for Unmarried Couples
  • Planning for Divorcing Couples
  • Planning for people with International Considerations
  • Trusts for the Beneficiary with Special Considerations
  • Asset Protection Planning (Domestic and International) and Auditing
  • Charitable Giving
  • Special Trusts for the Disabled and for Personal Injury Settlements
  • Estate and Gift Tax Return Preparation
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Trustee Services
Sample Matters
  • Design and implement a trust for an individual on government assistance, to provide for care without interfering with the individual’s eligibility for such assistance
  • Design and implement a trust structure for a family with large retirement accounts and little liquid wealth
  • Design a prenuptial agreement for a wealthy client with international holdings comprising the majority of that individual’s net worth
  • Advise a trustee on the administration of the estate of the trustee’s parent including multiple property and sibling issues and preparation of the parent’s estate tax returns
  • Planning for tax efficiency including gifting transactions and life insurance strategies for high net worth individuals
Articles and Presentations
  • Contributor: International Estate Planning, 3rd edition, pending 2024
  • Member, Class II of the ACTEC New England Institute
  • Lecturer, Ethics Seminar, Boston University School of Law, Graduate Tax Program, 2023-2024
  • Author: Estate Tax Consequences of Keeping the Ocean View, Trusts & Estates Magazine, 2024
  • Chair: Merging Mirroring Spousal Trusts, MCLE, 2024
  • Co-Chair: What All Estate Planners Need to Know about Prenuptial & Cohabitation Agreements, MCLE, 2023
  • Panelist: Blended Family Strife: Adult Children versus Stepparents and/or the New Romantic Relationship
  • Author: Love Letters from Beyond the Grave, Trusts & Estates Magazine
  • Speaker: Will & Trust Drafting MCLE BasicsPlus! Drafting Will Provisions (2020-2022)
  • Instructor: “Best Practices in Welcoming New Members”, 56th Annual NAEPC Estate Planning Strategies Conference, 2019
  • Author:  No Limo for the Trustee:  What Expenses are Reimbursable?, Estate Planning, May 2018
  • Author:  Disclaimed if you Do, Released if you Don’t!, Estate Planning, July 2019
  • Speaker: STEP Presentation: Joint Property Around the World, October 2017
  • Co-Author: Getting out of Joint:  Some Jurisdictions Make it difficult and Costly to get Money from Joint Accounts, Trusts & Trustees, April 2017
  • Panelist:  Practicing with Professionalism, MCLE, 2016 – 2017
  • Co-Author:  “Lifetime Transfer in General”, Lifetime Asset Transfers, Estate Planning Basics, MCLE, 2017-2024
  • Co-Author: Steeling Ourselves for the Impact of Pfannenstiehl, Presentation Materials, ABA RPTE Section, 28th Annual Spring Symposia,  2016
  • Estate Planning BasicsPlus, Post Mortem Estate Planning, MCLE, 2016
  • Author: RPTE Alert regarding Basis in Assets Received from a Decedent, 2015
  • Co-Author: Ethical Lawyering in Massachusetts, Practicing with Professionalism, MCLE, 2015-2024
  • Professional Advisors Network (PAN), 2019 – 2022
        • Chair 2021-2022
        • Vice Chair 2020-2021
  • American Bar Association, 2015 – present
  • Boston Estate Planning Council, 2015 – present
        • Governance Committee, Vice Chair – 2020-present
        • Membership Committee, Vice Chair – 2019-2020
        • Networking Committee, Vice Chair – 2018-2019
        • Member Involvement Committee, Chair – 2017-2018
        • Member Involvement Committee, Vice Chair – 2016-2017
  • Trusts and Estates Consortium, 2015 – present
Community Involvement

• Charles River Wind Ensemble (2015 – present)
• Fencing Coach at the International School of Boston (2013- present)

  • Massachusetts, 2012
  • New York, 2013
  • New Hampshire, 2021
  •  Boston University School of Law – LL.M. in Taxation, 2015 (top 10%; concentration in estate planning)
  •  Boston University Law School – J.D., 2012
  •  Vassar College, – B.A., 2009
  • Top Lawyer, Boston Magazine (2021-2022)
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2019-2022)