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Quinn R. Hetrick


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Quinn focuses his practice on estate, tax, and business succession planning. In his estate planning practice, Quinn advises high-net-worth individuals and their families on their most private and sensitive affairs. This includes core estate planning, designing gifting strategies, and advising on sophisticated wealth preservation techniques, all aimed at achieving his clients’ family and philanthropic goals.

Quinn also advises owners of closely-held businesses on a wide range of corporate matters, always mindful of how the business fits within a client's overall succession or exit plans. Examples include negotiating buy/sell cross-purchase agreements, planning against involuntary transfers as a result of death or divorce, and working towards involving the next generation in management of the family business.

Quinn also represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in all aspects of estate and trust administration, including probate, preparation of estate tax returns, tax disputes, and navigating contentious fiduciary matters.

Prior to joining Mintz, Quinn specialized in international tax as an associate at a Big 4 accounting firm, was a law clerk in the trusts and estates group of a law firm, and clerked at the Massachusetts Division of Administrative Law Appeals. While earning his law degree at Boston College Law School, Quinn served as editor-in-chief of the Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest.

Quinn is an Eagle Scout and is an active member of the Boston Estate Planning Council and Boston Bar Association.


In this alert, we discuss the reporting entities, information to be reported, ongoing reporting requirements, and additional considerations applicable to estate planning clients.

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Read about a Massachusetts tax relief package recently signed into law, which subjects only estate assets above $2 million to state-level estate tax and makes several changes to Massachusetts income tax laws.

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The lifetime federal tax exemption for gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxes is scheduled to be reduced to approximately $6 million on January 1, 2026, from $11.58 million per individual or $23.16 million collectively for a married couple. Many believe, however, that the outcome of the upcoming election could accelerate the timing of this change and that the decrease could become effective as soon as January 1, 2021.
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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), signed into law on December 22, 2017, significantly increased the exemption amounts for the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. These increases may present planning opportunities for individuals and families.
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Mintz is pleased to announce that 32 attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers and 27 attorneys have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars for 2023.

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35 Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers and 25 Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars for 2022.

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Recognition & Awards

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star (2021-2022)

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  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Estate Planning Council
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