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Martin Kaplan

Retired Partner, WilmerHale


Martin Kaplan is a retired partner and a former chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice. Mr. Kaplan began practicing law at Hale and Dorr in 1964 and remained with the firm throughout his career. When he retired in 2009 he had a general corporate law and trust practice, focusing on the representation of charitable foundations. In addition to charitable foundations, Mr. Kaplan’s clients included a broad range of public and family-controlled companies in financial services, manufacturing and distribution. He has managed a large number of complex transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, corporate split-ups, partnership roll-ups, public and private offerings, and real estate and oil syndications. Mr. Kaplan is an emeritus member of the Board of Overseers of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He completed ten years of service on the Board of the Boston Foundation in June 2003. He has served as national chair of the American Jewish Committee’s Interreligious Affairs Commission and as a member of the AJC National Executive Committee, and is presently a member of its Board of Governors. Martin Kaplan is a former member of the Board of Directors for Humanity in Action, Inc.


Updated November 2023