Cummings & Lockwood announced that Katherine (“Kacie”) Cotter Gent, an Associate in the firm’s Private Clients Group and based in the Greenwich office, has been selected to serve as the next President of the Greenwich Bar Association for the 2022-2023 term.
“We are very excited that Kacie will be assuming a leadership role in the legal industry and believe that given her energy, enthusiasm, high standards and deep commitment to the practice of law she will be an outstanding President,” said Heather J. Rhoades, Chairman of the Private Clients Group.
Kacie joined Cummings & Lockwood in 2016 and focuses her practice on estate planning, which includes the drafting of Wills, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Health Care documents. She also advises high net worth individuals on estate and taxation issues, including estate and gift tax planning, generation-skipping transfer tax planning and income tax planning.
In addition, Kacie has experience with estate and trust administration, in which she represents Executors/Personal Representatives and Trustees and assists such fiduciaries throughout the estate and trust administration process.
She was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers, as well as “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers in the trusts and estates field. Kacie writes articles on various estate planning topics for Trusts & Estates magazine and other publications, and is an active member of the Greenwich Bar Association, the Fairfield County Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association.
She received her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law and her B.A., cum laude, in Government and Economics from Connecticut College.
Outside of work, Kacie is active in philanthropy and serves as a volunteer for The Ron Foley Foundation, Inc. in West Hartford, Connecticut, which is dedicated to promoting the early detection of pancreatic cancer through awareness and education; funding medical research with the hope of finding a cure; and proving financial assistance to pancreatic cancer patients in need.