Nathan W. Chace

Nathan W. Chace: Attorney with Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLP
  • Partner at Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLP
  • Wayland Building, One Park Row, Suite 300, Providence, RI 02903
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Mr. Chace concentrates in all areas of estate planning and administration, from the planning and drafting of inter vivos and testamentary documents through post-death administration of decedents' estates.

He is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, having formerly served as the state chairman. He is a past president of the Estate Planning Council of Rhode Island and has served on numerous probate and trust committees of the Rhode Island State Bar Association. He has served on the Board of The Planned Giving Council of Rhode Island. Mr. Chace is a member of the Rhode Island bar and is included in "The Best Lawyers in America" and the New England Super Lawyers directory. He is a graduate of Brown University and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1965. He continues to be active in a number of local charitable organizations and at Providence Country Day School where he served as a board member for 17 years and president for two years. He is a recipient of the Michael Metcalf Award, the school's highest award for volunteer service. Mr. Chace is a former member of the board of the Appalachian Mountain Club and remains an active climber who annually finds himself in a different part of the world. He is also a former top-ranked New England tennis player.

Mr. Chace is one of the founders of Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLP. He was formerly a partner in the Providence law firm of Tillinghast Licht & Semonoff, LLP.

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (State Chair, 1996-2001).

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Trusts and Estates
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate and Gift Taxation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
401.453.6400  Phone
401.453.6411  Fax
University Attended:
Brown University, A.B., 1962
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia, LL.B., 1965
Year of First Admission:
1965, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Bar Association (Member: Uniform Probate Code Committee, 1974-1976; Probate and Trust Committee, 1979—; Chairman, Estate and Gift Tax Committee, Taxation Section, 1977-1978); Planned Giving Council of Rhode Island, (Board of Directors, 2002-2006); Estate Planning Council of Rhode Island (Member, Executive Committee, 1977-1986; Treasurer, 1981-1982; Vice President, 1983; President, 1984)..
Birth Information:
Providence, Rhode Island, September 22, 1940
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