Cristina Coletta Blau is Of Counsel with the Trusts and Estates Department at McLane Middleton. Cristina’s practice is focused on estate planning, wealth transfer and tax planning, trust and estate administration and charitable planned giving. Her estate planning practice involves the creation and analysis of complex custom-drafted trusts as well as plans for individuals and families who are at the outset of their estate planning journey. As part of her practice, Cristina provides support to members of McLane’s litigation team in connection with complex probate litigation cases.
Prior to joining the firm, Cristina practiced with Seegal Lipshutz Lo & Martin in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and with Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster (now Verrill), and Casner & Edwards in Boston.
Cristina is a Trustee of The Concord Free Public Library Corporation where she is a member of the Endowment Committee and chairs The Charles Williams Scholarship Committee. She is a Corporator of Emerson Hospital in Concord and serves on the Planned Giving Committee. Cristina is a longtime member of the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors and is the editor and creator of “Happy Days,” an anthology of Reflections about Harvard Commencement written by members of the Harvard community, published by Harvard University in December of 2021.
Cristina is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard College where she majored in European History and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her JD from Georgetown University, and an LLM in Taxation from Boston University. Cristina is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association where she serves as Secretary of the Tax Council.
- The Concord Free Public Library Corporation, Trustee, member of the Endowment Committee, and chairs The Charles Williams Scholarship Committee
- Emerson Hospital, Concord, Massachusetts, Corporator and serves on the Planning Giving Committee
- Harvard Alumni Association, Board of Directors