Gary Snerson, JD

Gary Snerson, JD, serves as Partner, Charitable Estate Settlement Services. Gary Snerson, JD, serves as Partner, Charitable Estate Settlement Services. For the past 15 years, he served as the Senior Vice President of Estates and Special Investments at the Harvard Endowment. He also worked extensively with planned giving and development officers throughout Harvard University and implemented a variety of planned gifts funded with traditional and unique assets. Examples of planned gifts that Gary secured for Harvard include inter vivos charitable remainder unitrusts and charitable lead trusts, charitable gift annuities, testamentary trusts, retained life estates and bequests.

For 25 years prior to accepting his position at Harvard, Gary practiced law in Boston, Massachusetts and specialized in Estate Planning and Trust Administration. His practice also included business and commercial real estate law.

As a part of academia, Gary has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in finance, law, negotiation and estate planning at several Boston area institutions including Bentley University, Boston University and Lesley University. Furthermore, he has spoken to numerous groups including the NEPGG, IMI Institute and the Ivy League Plus Planned Giving Group.

Gary received his bachelor’s in science in business administration (cum laude) and master’s in business administration from Babson College. He earned his juris doctor from Georgetown Law School and a master’s of science degree in finance degree from the Carroll School at Boston College University.