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Cheney Named to Top Ten Financial Professionals List

11/10/2006—Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that Heather B. Cheney, class of 1999, was named one of the Top Ten Financial Professionals in New England by Women’s Business/ The Boston Herald. Heather is a Vice President in the Estate & Financial Planning department of U. S. Trust Company in Boston.

“Heather’s forte is complex estate planning, which helps her clients keep their assets and give effect to their dreams for their family’s financial security,” said Philip H. Graeter, an Associate at Todd & Weld. “She is not just a technician, but also a listener and problem solver. She is fast becoming a leader in her field and is a regular author and presenter at continuing legal education seminars and estate planning workshops.”

Cheney develops integrated financial, estate, and investment planning strategies for U.S. Trust’s high net worth clients, and advises them on a wide range of income, estate, gift, and generation skipping transfer tax issues. Cheney is on the faculty of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and has taught seminars at the Boston Bar Association and various conferences throughout New England. Prior to joining U.S. Trust in 2002, Cheney practiced law at Holland & Knight LLP and at Sherburne, Powers & Needham, P.C. specializing in complex estate and tax planning. She served as Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Estate Planning Fundamentals Committee from 2003 through 2005, and is a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council.

Before attending law school Cheney served as the Finance Director for a U.S. congressional campaign and as the Government Affairs Director for a non-profit organization. She graduated from Middlebury College, cum laude, with a B.A. in political science. She received her J.D. from Boston College Law School and has completed coursework towards a master’s degree in tax (LL.M.) at Boston University.