Anu R. Mullikin

For my over 32 years of practice (yikes!), I have advised individuals and families on their estate planning. I have maintained long-term relationships with my clients and their families and am here to provide counsel and advice through all of their life events, and to assist them in transferring their family wealth, whether large or small, in a manner that meets the family’s goals and values, while addressing complicated legal, tax and personal issues that may arise.   

Specifically, I prepare estate planning documents, including wills, revocable trusts, financial powers of attorney and health care advance directives (health care powers of attorney and living wills). I advise clients on funding trusts to avoid probate, sophisticated estate and gift tax strategies using irrevocable trusts to reduce or eliminate federal and state-level estate and gift taxes, transitioning a family business to one or more members of the next generation, college savings for grandchildren, and strategies for making tax efficient and meaningful charitable gifts. 

I also advise individuals and families at the time of a death, bringing to the table both legal advice and an understanding of the family dynamic and the impact of the death of a loved one on family harmony. Working with the executors and trustees to organize and inventory assets, I help them to pay final debts and expenses, file tax returns, and provide for the orderly sale and/or distribution of the assets in accordance with the estate plan. When issues surface that were not considered in the original estate plan, I assist the executors, trustees, and families with post-mortem solutions, including using our progressive New Hampshire trust laws to modify existing trusts to fix problems or to make them work more efficiently for the family.

My clients come in all shapes and sizes, from young families just starting out to business owners, executives and professionals, to retirees. I enjoy counseling and problem solving for all my clients regardless of the size of the wealth or the size of the issues.  

I also have the privilege of serving as the President of my law firm, having been elected in 2022.  I appreciate the confidence that my partners have in my leadership abilities.  My number one priority in this role is to continue Devine Millimet’s long tradition and culture of providing responsive, top quality legal services, supporting the legal profession and giving back to the community.

I previously served for seven years on the Board of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, a role that gave me a greater understanding of and a better perspective on meaningful charitable giving. I then joined the Board of Catholic Charities of New Hampshire for six years, where I served on the Executive Committee, Governance Committee, Compliance Committee and Resource Development Committee, and then served a two-year term as Vice Chair.  I also am currently serving as the Chair of the Board of the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund.  I enjoy counseling these and other New Hampshire nonprofit organizations on how to engage their donors in planned giving to build their endowments, which will allow these organizations to continue their good work in perpetuity. 

Although technically not a New Hampshire native, I grew up in Manchester since the age of 5, and now live in Auburn with my family. When I am not working, I devote all of my free time to my husband, to my two amazing young adult children, to our dogs, Dexter and Brady, and to my Dad (93 years old and going strong).  


Representative Matters

  • Represent individuals, couples, and families in formulating and implementing basic and sophisticated estate planning strategies, including the preparation of wills, revocable trusts, lifetime gifting trusts, irrevocable insurance trusts, and qualified personal residence trusts.
  • Assist clients in meeting their charitable objectives through the preparation and administration of charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable bequests, charitable gift annuities, private (family) foundations, donor advised funds, and lifetime charitable gifts.
  • Advise individual and corporate fiduciaries and beneficiaries on their rights and obligations under various estate planning documents.
  • Represent estates and trusts before the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Revenue Administration in estate tax audit proceedings; represent individuals before the Internal Revenue Service in gift tax proceedings.

Community Involvement

  • Bishops Charitable Assistance Fund, Current Board Member and Chair of the Board
  • Catholic Charities of New Hampshire, Former Board Member
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Former Statewide Board

We Can Help You

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            Services & Industries

            Charitable & Nonprofit Organizations

            Probate & Trust Administration

            Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

            Bar Admissions

            New Hampshire


            Boston University School of Law, LLM in Taxation, 1996

            Boston University School of Law, JD, 1991

            University of Massachusetts- Lowell, BS in Accounting, summa cum laude1988

            Awards & Affiliations

            New England Super Lawyers - Top Rated Estate & Probate Attorney since 2007

            Top 50: Women New England Super Lawyers - Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney, 2014

            Received the Best Lawyers® 2017 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” award in Manchester

            Received the Best Lawyers® 2014 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” award in Manchester

            Included in The Best Lawyers in America© for her work in Trusts and Estates since 2003

            AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

            Ranked in Chambers USA, High Net Worth, Band 1, Private Wealth Law

            Named a 2009 "Outstanding Woman in Business" by the New Hampshire Business Review

            Named "Top Attorney" focused on Trusts & Estates by New Hampshire Magazine

            Selected "One of the Best Lawyers in New Hampshire" in the field of Trusts and Estates, Business New Hampshire Magazine

            Selected as an Ideal Lawyer in the field of Multigeneration Law by New Hampshire Magazine

            American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow

            New Hampshire Estate Planning Council, Past President