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Reena I. Thadhani

Member / Chair, Estate Planning Practice

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Reena manages the firm's core Estate Planning Practice and is one of Boston’s top-rated estate planning attorneys. She focuses on gift and estate tax planning and works closely with individuals and families to develop effective wealth management strategies. In addition, as a member of the firm’s Immigration Practice, Reena counsels clients on all aspects of immigration law, including pre-immigration planning. Generous in support of her colleagues and the greater community, Reena has volunteered her time to mentor a number of Mintz Associates and to work with various civic organizations. She currently serves as an appointed member of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination’s advisory board.

Reena is a member of the firm's Private Client Section and manages the firm’s core Estate Planning Practice. Her practice focuses on gift and estate tax planning, counseling individuals and families in developing and implementing wealth strategies, and estate and trust administration.

Additionally, Reena is a member of the Immigration Section and advises clients on all aspects of immigration law and pre-immigration estate planning. She has extensive experience working with the US Department of Labor and US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Before joining Mintz, Reena clerked for the Honorable J. Harold Flannery of the Massachusetts Court of Appeals. She has served as counsel for the Greater Boston Food Bank since 2017.


  • Boston College (JD)

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Trusts and Estates (2018 – 2020)
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Labor & Employment: Immigration (2014 – 2016)


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Past Commissioner, Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
  • Advisory Board Member, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination


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Family Gift Planning — Perhaps the Best Time Is Now

October 19, 2020 | Advisory | By Peter Miller, Kurt Steinkrauss, Reena Thadhani, 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, Reena Thadhani, 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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DHS Site Visits and Inspections — Be Prepared

March 9, 2017 | Alert | By Susan Cohen, Reena Thadhani, William Coffman

From time to time, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducts site visits at the offices of employers petitioning for temporary work visas on behalf of their employees. These visits are funded by the $500 “anti-fraud” fee that is a component of the filing fee for H-1B and L-1 visas.
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News & Press

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Best Lawyers named 85 Mintz attorneys to its 2018 list of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Mintz attorneys Matthew J. Gardella and Samuel M. Tony Starr were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas.