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Quinn R. Hetrick


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Quinn focuses on estate, tax, and business succession planning for high net worth individuals and clients with emerging wealth. He counsels clients on all aspects of estate planning: from the implementation of core estate planning documents, to complex gifting strategies designed to minimize estate and gift taxes. He also represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in all aspects of estate and trust administration, including probate, preparation of estate tax returns, tax disputes, and trustee/beneficiary issues. 

Quinn also advises owners of closely-held businesses on a wide range of matters, always mindful of how the business fits within a client's overall succession or exit plans.

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 active member of the Boston Estate Planning Council and Boston Bar Association.


  • Boston College (JD)
  • University of Pittsburgh (BS)


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


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Family Gift Planning — Perhaps the Best Time Is Now

October 19, 2020 | Advisory | By Peter Miller, Kurt Steinkrauss, Susan Kealy, Alison Glover, Quinn Hetrick

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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Favorable Changes to Estate, Gift and GST Tax Laws Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

February 1, 2018 | Advisory | By Peter Miller, Kurt Steinkrauss, Susan Kealy, Alison Glover, Quinn Hetrick

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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