PSD Wins SJC Appeal Concerning President Adams Trust

The SJC handed down a unanimous decision on November 15, 2016, affirming a single justice’s grant of summary judgment in favor of PSD client Quincy Historical Society. A new trustee (who replaced the City of Quincy in overseeing assets devised by President Adams) had attacked a lease of the Adams Academy to the Quincy Historical Society. In the decision, the SJC found that a prior decree from 1972 approving the lease precluded the new trustee from pursuing his attack. Barry Pollack argued the appeal for the Quincy Historical Society.