Laurel Newman advises families, individuals, and businesses with tax and estate planning. She provides comprehensive, tailored estate planning to high and mid-net-worth clients.
Laurel works closely with her clients to identify their tax and financial goals and craft a custom plan. She has particular experience with special planning techniques including qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs), irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs), and intentionally defective grantor trusts (IDGTs). Laurel also works with families drafting special needs plans and has handled probate administration.
Following law school at Northeastern University, Laurel earned her LL.M in taxation from Boston University with an estate planning concentration. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from Northeastern University with a major in criminal justice.
During law school, Laurel was a law clerk with the Greater Boston Legal Services handling Social Security Disability benefits appeals, housing discrimination matters, and elder rights cases. She served as the chair of the Cooperative Income Sharing Program, leading a team of over 30 employees. The cooperative is a student-run business raising scholarship money for students through on campus coffee and apparel sales. Laurel was also a member of the Student Bar Association and Women’s Law Caucus. Before joining Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, she was an associate with a mid-sized Boston firm.
Laurel is a devoted Boston Bruins hockey fan. She and her partner live in West Nashville with their three cats.
- LL.M in Taxation, Estate Planning Concentration, Boston University School of Law, 2020
- J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2018
- B.S., cum laude, Northeastern University, 2015
- New Jersey
- Tennessee (admission pending)
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