Martin Hall

Ropes & Gray

Prudential Tower
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA  02199-3600

Martin Hall is a partner of Ropes & Gray LLP.  He has been the chair of the firm’s Private Client Group since 2006.  He holds law degrees from Cambridge University in England (M.A., First Class Honors, 1981) and Boston University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 1986).  He was a visiting fellow at the University of Chicago Law School in 1982-83.  Mr. Hall’s practice is concentrated in the areas of wealth management, estate planning, trust and estate administration, and charitable giving.  He is a member of the American Bar Association (Tax Section) and was Chair of the Tax Section’s Estate and Gift Taxes Committee from 2008 until 2010.  He is also a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and was the Chair of ACTEC’s Charitable Planning and Exempt Organizations Committee from 2010 until 2013 and the President of the ACTEC Foundation from 2014 until 2017.  Martin was a founding member of the Professional Advisors Committee to The Boston Foundation and served as the Committee’s initial Chair from 2000-2008.  Martin is a co-author of The Harvard Manual on the Tax Aspects of Charitable Giving (9th ed. 2011) and of Practical Guide to Estate Planning (CCH 2018).  He is a contributing author to several Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) publications, and chaired MCLE’s New England Estate Planning Conference from 2007 through 2012.  Martin is a frequent speaker at national and local charitable giving and estate planning programs and has been quoted on various charitable tax and estate planning matters in The Wall Street Journal.