Ellen Causey Peckham: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Ellen Causey Peckham

Senior Counsel
Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Private Client Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
University Williams College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1976
Law SchoolNortheastern University, J.D., 1981
Admitted1981, Massachusetts; 1982, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


American Bar Association
Boston Bar Association


Ellen Causey Peckham concentrates her practice in all aspects of estate planning and estate and trust administration. She counsels individuals and families in developing lifetime gifting and testamentary plans to best accomplish their dispositive goals and to minimize estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes. She also counsels individuals and families in the administration of personal or charitable trusts, private foundations, family partnerships or limited liability companies, and estates.

Ellen is experienced in many leveraged gifting and planning structures, such as the formation and funding of grantor retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, charitable remainder unitrusts, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, and planning for loans or sales of assets to family members or grantor trusts. She also frequently works with clients owning private equity interests and the transfer of these interests. She has represented families and fiduciaries in the preparation of estate tax returns and the administration of estates, with particular experience in estates holding partnership, limited liability and other family business interests. She has represented fiduciaries in audits by the Internal Revenue Service and Massachusetts Department of Revenue involving gift and estate tax returns. Ellen has over 25 years experience in the practice of law, and has earned several New England Super Lawyer designations in that time.

Besides Edwards Wildman

In her spare time, Ellen enjoys traveling abroad, visiting her adult children around the U.S., hiking and skiing, and following the Boston sports scene. She is an active member in her church and community groups.

Drafting Irrevocable Trusts in Massachusetts
June 3, 2013

Edwards Wildman private client attorneys Ellen Peckham and Mark Christopher, co-edited the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education's publication entitled Drafting Irrevocable Trusts in Massachusetts. The book was first published in 2005 and most recently updated in 2013. The book examines the most effective techniques and approaches used in drafting irrevocable trusts in the process of estate planning.

EAPD Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2010
October 7, 2010
EAPD Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2007
October 30, 2007


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Ellen Causey Peckham

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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