George L. Cushing Recognized as a 2013 Leading Lawyer by Continental Who’s Who

The McLane Law Firm with four offices in Woburn, Massachusetts, and Manchester, Portsmouth, and Concord, New Hampshire, is pleased to announce that George Cushing has been recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a 2013 Leading Lawyer as a result of his role as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Department.

Continental Who’s Who spotlights professional individuals and organizations each year who “stand-out” in their specific field. Their mission is to provide an exclusive internationally recognized world-class forum where members can create social, professional and business relationships.

Mr. Cushing’s practice at McLane is focused on estate planning and estate administration, including related income, estate and gift tax planning, tax return preparation, tax controversies and probate litigation involving disputes within families or between individuals over the disposition of property in estates and trusts. His practice also focuses on related areas, including representing owners of closely-held businesses; preparation of Buy-Sell Agreements and voting trust arrangements; preparation of Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies; real estate transactions, including nominee trusts; antenuptial agreements; advice concerning retirement plan and individual retirement account decision-making.

In addition, Mr. Cushing acts as Trustee and co-Trustee of private trusts established by or for the benefit of clients and their intended beneficiaries, and from time to time as court-appointed administrator, special administrator and conservator in probate matters requiring independent administration. He also serves as an expert witness with respect to tax, estate planning and estate administration matters in contested cases.

As a result of his dedication and professionalism, Mr. Cushing has received numerous honors throughout his career.  He has been ranked by Best Lawyers in America® as Best Lawyers’ 2011 Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates (Boston, MA) and its 2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation – Trusts and Estates (Boston, MA  area). Mr. Cushing was also named Estate Planner of the Year 2001 by Boston Estate Planning Council. Additionally, Mr. Cushing is an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) awarded by National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (2011) and has received an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubble. He has been listed annually in Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in America® (Trusts & Estates Law) for over 20 years, as well as in New England Super Lawyers.®

He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and the Federal District Court District of Massachusetts, as well as to the United Sates Tax Court.
George earned his J.D. and his B.A. from Harvard University, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and served in the United States Navy. He resides in Beverly.

Mr. Cushing can be reached at McLane’s TradeCenter 128 office at (781) 904-2683 or at

About the McLane Law Firm

Founded in 1919, the McLane Law Firm is one of New England’s premier full-service law firms with more than 90 attorneys in four offices spread throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.