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Catherine Richmond - DirectorCatherine Richmond | Managing Director


Bates College, B.A., 1981
Plymouth State College, M.B.A, 1989
Vermont Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2002

Practice Areas
Estate Planning and Probate
Trust Planning and Administration
Gift, Estate, and Generation Skipping Tax Planning
Asset Protection Planning
Disability and Special Needs Planning
Charitable Gift Strategies

Catherine Richmond joined the firm in 2002 and is a member of the New Hampshire and Vermont Bar Associations. Cathy is a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and was selected as a New England Super Lawyer in Estate Planning and Probate in 2018, 2019 and 2020 by Super Lawyers, a part of Thomson Reuter. She focuses her practice on assisting individuals and families in all aspects of estate planning including helping families plan for and cope with the loss of loved ones, wealth transfer strategies, estate tax planning, generation-skipping transfer tax planning, asset protection planning, family real estate succession planning, probate planning and estate and trust administration.

Cathy regularly speaks to groups, organizations, and attorneys about all aspects of estate planning. Cathy chaired the Vermont Bar Association Study Committee to enact the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, which was enacted into law on July 1, 2017. Cathy was a member of the Joint Study Committee of the Vermont Bar Association and the Vermont Bankers Association that drafted the Vermont Trust Code, which was enacted into law on May 14, 2009 and authored The Uniform Trust Code: Clarifying and Codifying Vermont Trust Law, Vermont Bar Journal, 2008, and served on the Vermont Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Probate Procedure for many years.

Prior to attending law school, Cathy worked in the banking profession for ten years, culminating with a position as Vice President of lending and branch management in the Upper Valley for the former Marble Bank. She uses her prior banking experience to help clients with regard to real estate matters related to estate planning.

During law school, Cathy received academic excellence awards in Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy, Federal Income Taxation and Securities Regulation and the Bankruptcy Medal of Excellence from the American Bankruptcy Institute. She was also an editor of the Vermont Law Review.

A long-time resident of the Upper Valley and an avid runner, hiker, and skier, Cathy served for many years on the Ford Sayre Memorial Ski Council, Inc., the Montshire Museum of Science Board, the Upper Valley Advisory Board of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and as a member of the Hanover Rotary. Currently she serves on the Board of Mascoma Bank. Cathy lives in Norwich Vermont with her husband David. They have five sons.


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