Henry M. Marley

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Henry M. Marley is a private wealth services attorney in Holland & Knight's Boston office, where he focuses his practice on estate and tax planning.

Mr. Marley has substantial experience structuring intrafamily transfers of property through the creation of agreements that efficiently allocate clients' exemptions from gift, estate and generation skipping transfer taxes, with sensitivity to income tax implications. Mr. Marley's planning experience includes the creation of various sophisticated trust instruments, such as intentionally defective grantor trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, spousal lifetime access trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts and revocable trusts. He is also experienced in assisting clients with business succession planning and transfers of closely held business interests. As part of the planning process, Mr. Marley creates premarital agreements for the protection of individual and family assets. Additionally, he assists families with the administration of trusts and estates, including assistance with the valuation of irregular assets, final preparation of estate and gift tax returns, and navigating assets through the probate process.

Mr. Marley has written persuasively on the common law of trusts in an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Marley was a private client attorney at the Boston office of an international law firm. Previously, he was a tax, trusts and estates attorney at a boutique law firm with offices in New York and New Jersey. Prior to his career as an attorney, Mr. Marley assisted in the reinvestigation and successful prosecution of cold case homicides at the Manhattan District Attorney's office in New York


  • Cornell Law School, J.D.
  • Fordham University, B.A., English and Political Science, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Florida