February 20, 2024

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Trust and Estate Attorney Elise Salek to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Elise Salek has joined the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group.

Practicing out of the firm’s Concord, New Hampshire office, Elise brings nearly three decades of experience dedicated to helping clients achieve their estate planning goals while minimizing estate and gift tax liability and probate litigation risk. Clients also turn to Elise for her skilled navigation of the complex landscape surrounding probate litigation involving will contests and breach of fiduciary duty claims. Her extensive practice also includes trust administration and acting as a neutral in contested trust administrations.  In addition, Elise has been called upon to be an expert witness in trust and estate cases on issues such as conflicts of interest and breach of fiduciary duty.

A Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, she has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America® for well over a decade.  Elise earned her law degree and LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School.

Outside of her legal practice, Elise is a sought-after presenter on topics including estate planning, probate, wealth transfer, business succession planning, and trust and estate law.

Preti Flaherty’s Managing Partner David Van Slyke said, “Throughout her impressive career, Elise has clearly established herself as the go-to trusts and estates attorney in New Hampshire. Not only is she a fierce advocate for her clients, but she also played an instrumental role in modernizing several New Hampshire probate statutes. Her unparalleled depth of knowledge in this area and stellar reputation are an incredible asset to Preti Flaherty and we are extremely pleased to welcome her to the Preti Flaherty team.”

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