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Eric Hayes, a counsel in the firm’s Trusts & Estate Planning Practice, focuses his practice on estate and trust administration, advising individuals, as well as banks, trust companies and professional fiduciaries. Mr. Hayes joined Goodwin Procter in 2012.

With over 30 years’ experience working at banks, Mr. Hayes has a comprehensive understanding of clients’ needs in the field of estate and trust administration. He was active on the committees to pass the Massachusetts Prudent Investor Act, the Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code, and the Massachusetts Principal and Income Act, and as a result, has extensive knowledge of how of these new laws will affect clients in these areas.

Mr. Hayes has over 30 years’ experience working at banks, including U.S. Trust/Bank of America Private Wealth Management, State Street Bank and Trust Company, First National Bank of Boston and the Bank of New England Trust Department. Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Hayes was the Regional Managing Director of Wells Fargo Private Bank in Boston.

Mr. Hayes has served as chair of the ad hoc committee for the Massachusetts Prudent Investor Act, the Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code Committee and the Boston Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Section, and was president of the Boston Estate Planning Council. He was a member of the American Bankers Association Trust Management Association and formerly served on the American Bankers Association Trust Counsel and Legislative Committee. Mr. Hayes served as chair of the Massachusetts Bankers Association Trust Executive Committee and served on the Massachusetts Uniform Principal and Income Act Committee. In 2000, he was the recipient of the Boston Estate Planning Council’s Estate Planner of the Year Award.

Mr. Hayes is a frequent speaker on trust and estate administration and estate planning at programs and seminars. He is the author, editor and/or contributor of several MCLE publications including “Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Massachusetts” (2011), “Drafting Irrevocable Trusts” (2010), “Understanding and Using Trusts” (2009) and “Drafting Wills and Trusts” (2008). Mr. Hayes is also co-author and author, respectively, of Loring: A Trustee’s Handbook, published by Little Brown in 1994, and The Prudent Man Becomes a Prudent Investor: The Massachusetts Prudent Investor Act, published by the American Bankers Association in 2000.