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Sarah M. Allen

Sarah M. Allen

Sarah Allen became a shareholder and Director of Rice, Heard & Bigelow, Inc. in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, she was a partner in the Boston law firm of Pabian & Russell, LLC. At Pabian & Russell, Sarah served as co-manager of the firm’s estate planning and administration department. Her legal practice was concentrated in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration and probate litigation. Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Science summa cum laude from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2000, earned a J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 2004 and received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from Boston University School of Law in 2014. In 2020, Sarah was awarded the Accredited Estate Planning (AEP) designation.

In 2014, Sarah was named Up & Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Massachusetts Bar Association. Sarah was also named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list appearing in New England Super Lawyers Magazine and Boston Magazine from 2014 through 2020. In 2009, 2011 and 2012, Sarah was named to the Massachusetts Rising Stars list in the same magazines. She regularly serves as a lecturer for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and Boston Bar Association on various estate planning, trust administration and elder law topics.

Sarah is the Immediate Past President of the Boston Estate Planning Council (BEPC). She is a member of the Professional Advisors Council (PAC) for the Boston Foundation and is the former Co-Chair of the Boston Foundation’s Professional Advisors Network (PAN). Sarah is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, the Fiduciary Inn of Courts and the Trusts & Estates Consortium.

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RHB partners work in a collaborative manner for the benefit of their trust clients bringing together a combined 100+ years of experience in estate planning, tax preparation, investment management, and trust administration.