Nathaniel Putnam
Chair, Estate Planning & Wealth Transfer Practice Group

Nat's practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and planning for owners of closely held businesses. He provides advice on estate and gift tax planning, including the formation and administration of marital trusts, credit shelter trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, and other sophisticated tax-planning vehicles. He also advises clients on all aspects of charitable planning and works closely with financial planners, philanthropic advisers, and accountants to address his clients' personal and financial needs.

Nat represents numerous tax-exempt organizations, including public charities and private foundations, on a broad variety of issues. He has formed numerous tax-exempt entities, including both nonprofit corporations and charitable trusts. He is a frequent speaker on various topics including estate and tax planning, and issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations.

While at the University of Maine School of Law, he served as an Associate Editor of the Maine Law Review.

Bar Admissions

States of Maine and Massachusetts, District of Columbia


University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1996
University of New Hampshire, B.A., cum laude, 1989

Memberships and Affiliations

Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
Maine Association of Nonprofits, Member, Board of Directors (Chair of Governance Committee)
The Bangor Children's Home, Member, Board of Managers
American Bar Association, Member
Maine State Bar Association, Member
Penobscot County Bar Association, Member


Contact Nathaniel Putnam

Eaton Peabody
80 Exchange Street
P.O. Box 1210
Bangor, Maine  04402-1210
Phone: 207-992-4814
Fax: 207-942-3040


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • DC
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire

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