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Leigh E. Furtado

Attorney

Education

Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
McGill University, Honors, B.A.

Bar Admissions

Rhode Island
Massachusetts
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

PUBLICATIONS

Proposed Regulations on Estate Planningfor Family Controlled Entities, Rhode Island Bar Journal (November/December 2016), co-author with Joshua R. Caswell.

Professional & Community Involvement

Trustee, The Providence Singers
Member, Board of Directors of Rhode Island Tutorial and Educational Services

On A More Personal Note

Leigh enjoys days at the beach and exploring New England with her husband, daughter and black lab.

401.283.1247
lfurtado@hekblaw.com
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Leigh's practice focuses on all stages of estate planning, estate administration and trust administration. Leigh advises clients on the tax and estate planning strategies best suited to the preservation and protection of assets for intended beneficiaries. As a member of the estate administration team, Leigh also guides families through the probate process in both the Rhode Island and Massachusetts state court systems.

Prior to joining the firm, Leigh practiced commercial litigation for a number of years in Boston. During law school, she interned in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office in Boston and with the Hon. Judith G. Dein at the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Leigh serves on the Board of Rhode Island Tutorial & Educational Services and the Grant Review Team for the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island. She is also active in the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association as member of the Community Engagement Committee.