Suma oversees Fiduciary Services for Fiduciary Trust Company and our New Hampshire affiliate, Fiduciary Trust of New England. She also leads the firm’s trust and estates legal department, which received the 2021 Best Estate Planning Advisory Services Award from Private Asset Management. She enjoys using her and the broader firm’s extensive trust and estates expertise to effectively protect and serve clients’ interests today as well as across generations.
Prior to joining Fiduciary, Suma was a Director in the Private Client and Trust practice group of Goulston & Storrs PC, where she began her legal career, and served as a member of its Executive Committee. During her sixteen years at G&S, she focused on providing sophisticated estate and tax planning advice to high-net-worth individuals and families, including counseling clients on charitable giving and family and tax matters involving business and wealth succession planning. Suma also served as trustee of clients’ trusts and as personal representative of their estates, in addition to advising outside trustees on best practices in managing their fiduciary obligations, and advocating on behalf of beneficiaries of trusts.
She was named by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2021 as one of the “Top Women of Law,” and Chambers High Net Worth recognized her for five years while she was in private practice. She is a frequent speaker and panelist for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, the Boston Bar Association and other organizations.
ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts – Member of Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Chair of Nominating Committee
ACLU of Massachusetts – Former Member of Board of Directors, Former Chair of Governance Committee
The Boston Foundation Professional Advisors Committee – Former Member
On The Rise – Former Board Member
Suma and her husband divide their time between Cambridge and Maine. Outside of the office, she enjoys yoga, hiking, international travel, experimental cooking, snowshoeing and novice golfing, and is currently learning to ski and surf.