Colleen Abcunas joined Morrissey, Hawkins & Lynch as a trust officer in 2006. After graduating from law school in 2012, Colleen became an associate at the firm. Colleen concentrates her practice in estate planning and administration, trust administration and related business planning and tax matters. Colleen is experienced in the preparation of complex estate plans for clients, the administration of large estates and the preparation of estate tax returns. Colleen also assists clients with the negotiation and drafting of prenuptial agreements as well as residential purchase and sales agreements. Colleen is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the Boston Estate Planning Council.
Colleen graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 2005. Colleen completed her Juris Doctor at Suffolk University School of Law, graduating cum laude in May, 2012. While attending Suffolk University, Colleen was the recipient of the first year Legal Practice Skills Best Brief Award and was a member of the Dean’s List every semester. She also completed a directed study project on the use of complex trusts in estate planning to reduce estate and gift tax liability.
Colleen resides on the North Shore with her husband and three beautiful children.
Margaret A. Capp
Margaret A. Capp joined Morrissey, Hawkins & Lynch as an associate in November 2017. Margaret received her law degree from Boston College Law School, graduating in 2017 as a Public Interest Designation Fellow. She was also awarded the Certificate of Pro Bono Excellence for completing over 100 hours of service. Margaret graduated cum laude from Franklin & Marshall College in 2012, with a double major in Government and French. During her time at Franklin & Marshall, Margaret was the captain of the women’s cross-country and track teams and was a member of the Dean’s List each semester.
While attending Boston College Law School, Margaret served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review and the chair of the Women’s Initiatives Committee of the Law Student Association. She interned with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and argued in court as a Rule 3:03 certified student practitioner. Margaret also interned with the Criminal Division of the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s Office during law school. Prior to law school, Margaret worked as a legal assistant in the litigation group at an international law firm in Boston.