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David L. Silvian

Partner, Day Pitney LLP

David Silvian is a partner at Day Pitney LLP in Boston. David has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on all aspects of estate planning and estate and trust administration. His clients include business owners, executives and wealthy families, both in the U.S. and abroad.

David works with his clients to simplify and explain the sometimes complicated choices they face. The result is clear steps that they can take to reduce estate and gift taxes and provide for management of their property for future generations. He has considerable experience with advanced estate planning techniques designed to reduce or eliminate gift or estate tax costs in the transfer of assets. David also acts as a trustee for family trusts, working with multiple generations to administer their trusts in a manner that suits their needs and goals.

David is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and is recognized as a leading attorney in private wealth law by the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide. According to the 2016 edition of the Chambers HNW Guide, a peer says that David is "always responsive and willing to think outside the box. I think he is a wonderful person to work with. He is obviously intelligent, and his ability to work through complex issues with family members while staying calm and rational is very impressive."

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