Belmont, Massachusetts Estate Planning Lawyers

Joshua Cali
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Free consultation, experienced representation in probate and estate planning.

I’m an experienced estate planning lawyer and represent clients in Massachusetts. My practice includes all types of estate planning matters, including wills, trusts, living wills, and powers of attorney. Read More »
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John Gosselin
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Protect your wealth and avoid taxes. Call for an estate planning consultation.

John focuses on Elder Crisis Law (SM), asset protection related to MassHealth qualification, and trustee and other fiduciary services. While in law school, he clerked for the Hon. Martha Sosman before she was appointed... Read More »
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Matthew Morris
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Wellesley, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(781) 997-1635 Kerstein, Coren & Lichtenstein, LLP
60 Walnut St., 4th Fl.
Wellesley, MA 02481
Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Boston University School of Law and University of Maine School of Law
Matthew specializes in federal, state, and international tax controversy resolution. His practice areas include, but are not limited to, the following: The IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) and Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures; non-filer representation; federal and state audit and collection defense; penalty abatement; Massachusetts sales, use, and income tax disputes; tax planning; federal and state tax litigation; estate planning; and probate administration. Before joining Kerstein, Coren & Lichtenstein, LLP, Matthew spent over four years representing individuals and businesses in a broad range of federal and state tax controversies. Matthew received his LL.M. in Taxation in 2009...
Jonathan E. Fields
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Wellesley, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(781) 489-6776 20 William Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Boston University School of Law
Wellesley, MA lawyer, Attorney Jonathan Fields has more than 17 years experience representing clients with a high level of personal care and professionalism. His approach to the complex area of family law is innovative, compassionate and geared to the best interests of his clients. Mr. Fields serves on the executive board of the Massachusetts Council of Family Mediation. In addition, he co-chairs the Nominating Committee for the Massachusetts Council of Family Mediation. Website: http://www.FieldsDennis.com
Matthew Damian Des Meules Esq.
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Reading, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(978) 986-0014 70 Main Street
Reading, MA 01867
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Civil Rights and Probate
New England Law | Boston
Estate Planning and Real Estate Attorney licensed in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Alan Segal
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Needham, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years experience
(781) 444-9676 175 Highland Ave
Needham, MA 02494
Estate Planning, Business, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
The Needham, Massachusetts Law Office of Attorney Alan H. Segal has been providing legal services to the Greater Boston Massachusetts community for over 30 years. Alan and his associates through the years have provided legal consultation in the areas of Massachusetts real estate law, business law, and estate planning with a sincere, personal touch to their clients. Alan has appeared on local television, cable and the radio offering his insights on current legal issues. He and his staff understand that finding your way through the legal system can be a complex and overwhelming task. They take pride in being available when...
Ken Simmons
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Woburn, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(781) 397-1700 400 TradeCenter
Suite 4800
Woburn, MA 01801
Estate Planning and Elder
Suffolk University Law School
“Your Goals. Your Plan. I think these four words really capture the key principals that my practice is built on: That every client has unique goals, dreams and concerns; That there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” solution when it comes to estate planning; that my most important job is to listen to and learn from my clients to understand what they want their estate plan to accomplish. It is through this learning process that I can then create a customized estate plan designed to meet the personalized goals of each and every client.” Attorney...
Thomas M. Kiley Jr.
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(888) 208-1695 699 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Massachusetts School of Law
With the founding of Kiley Law Group, Tom Jr. joined his father, attorney Tom Kiley Sr., as a partner in the firm. Demonstrating the same enthusiasm and commitment to the law as his father and his grandfather, Daniel P. Kiley, Jr., Tom has already established his own record, including six- and seven-figure results on behalf of his clients.

Crediting his father with teaching him that everyone deserves a fighting chance, Tom Jr. has devoted the majority of his practice to doing everything within his power to ensure that big insurance companies play by the same rules that the rest of us...
Michelle Sacco Massaro
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Woburn, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(781) 281-0734 500 W Cummings Park # 2475
Woburn, MA 01801
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianship, Visitation, Division of Marital Property, Tax Consequences of Divorce, Alimony (spousal support), Prenuptial Agreements, Prenuptial Modifications and Wills / Estate Planning. The Law Office of Michelle Sacco Massaro is conveniently located across from the Salem Massachusetts court house and serves Essex County including Amesbury MA, Andover MA, North Andover MA, Ballardvale MA, Beverly MA, Beverly Farms, Boxford MA, West Boxford MA, Bradford MA, Byfield MA, Cape Ann MA, Danvers MA, Essex MA, Georgetown MA, Gloucester MA, Groveland MA, Hamilton MA, South Hamilton MA, Haverhill MA, Ipswich MA, Lawrence MA, Lynn MA, Lynnfield MA, Manchester-by-the-Sea...
Cameron Pease
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Needham, MA Estate Planning Lawyer
(781) 292-1080 160 Gould Street
Needham, MA 02492
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Needham, MA lawyers: CAMERON C. PEASE concentrates his practice in civil litigation, commercial and business law, commercial and residential landlord tenant matters, and employment law. Mr. Pease has been admitted to practice in Massachusetts since 1992 and has tried cases before the Superior Court, District Court, Probate and Family Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and Housing Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mr. Pease has also successfully mediated and arbitrated numerous matters. He is a lecturer for the National Business Institute and the Institute of Real Estate Management, and is a frequent contributor to The Professional Planner. He...
Brian T Liberis
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Wellesley Hills, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(781) 431-9788 70 Walnut Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Estate Planning and Probate
Suffolk University Law School
Brian Liberis is a Massachusetts estate planning attorney who concentrates his practice in trust and estate planning and probate administration. His experiences in both lifetime planning and post-mortem administration have given him a unique perspective into the planning process, allowing him to expertly advise clients and guide them during various stages of their lives.
Mr. Robert James Hundertmark Esq.
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Woburn, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(781) 932-6611 10 Cedar Street
Suite 26
Woburn, MA 01801
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
Howard Goldman
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Needham, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(781) 292-1080 160 Gould Street
Needham, MA 02492
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Boston University School of Law
HOWARD S. GOLDMAN concentrates his practice in business law for closely held companies, real estate, litigation, conveyancing, condominium law, civil litigation, and financing. He is a lecturer for the National Business Institute and the Institute of Real Estate Managers, and is the editor-in-chief of The Community Association Institute and The Professional Planner. Mr. Goldman has been admitted to practice in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He is an active member of the Boston, Norfolk, and Massachusetts Bar Associations, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Real Estate Bar Association, and the Attorneys Committee of the Community Association Institute. He is also...
Jeffrey Karp
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(617) 621-7177 One Post Office Square
Suite 3600
Boston, MA 02109-3600
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Construction
Matthew Scafidi
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Wellesley, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(781) 210-4710 310 Washington Street
Suite 201
Wellesley, MA 02481
Estate Planning and Real Estate
New England Law | Boston
Bunker L Highmark Mr.
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Wellesley Hills, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(781) 431-9788 70 Walnut Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Estate Planning and Tax
University of Connecticut School of Law and Boston University School of Law
Bunker L. Highmark is a Massachusetts estate planning attorney who concentrates his practice in estate and tax planning and estate administration. Bunker takes a broad-based approach to estate planning and has extensive experience in advising clients how to reduce estate tax burdens, provide for their families, and meet other specific objectives. In addition to traditional estate planning, Bunker has worked closely with entrepreneurs and family businesses, performing asset protection analysis, creating asset protection structures and helping clients with succession planning for their closely held businesses. Bunker is based in our Wellesley, Massachusetts office and also works with clients at the Franklin...
Alexandra Golden
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Needham, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(781) 433-8665 200 Highland Avenue
Suite 302
Needham, MA 02494
Estate Planning and Elder
Boston College
John Tramontozzi
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Melrose, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(781) 665-0099 114 W Foster St
Melrose, MA 02176
Estate Planning, Elder, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Pamela Lindmark
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Newton, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(617) 964-4417 LAW OFFICES OF PAMELA LANDMARK
1330 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459
Estate Planning, Appeals, Criminal and Immigration
Tim McGee
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(617) 398-3400 236 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Probate
Sheryl Dennis
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Wellesley, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(781) 489-6776 20 William Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Frederick N. Pellegrini
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Dedham, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(781) 816-7768 30 Eastbrook Road
Suite 401
Dedham, MA 02026
Estate Planning
Robert M. Geurden
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Needham, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(781) 453-0030 160 Gould Street
Suite 320
Needham, MA 02494
Estate Planning
Michael Monteforte
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Wilmington, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(978) 657-7437 1 Church Street
Suite 102
Wilmington, MA 01887
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Elder
Suffolk University Law School
Why do I do this?
It's simple really. My family - specifically, my grandparents. Although they are no longer with us, their memory is a constant reminder to me about why I chose this field.

When my firm was still new, my grandparents (to me, Nanny & Papa) decided it would be best to move into an assisted living facility. My grandfather was starting to suffer from dementia, and his symptoms were worsening. It was time for them to live in a setting that offered more specialized care. As we all know, the costs of long-term care are astronomical. During this time,...
Peter C Herbst Jr
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Braintree, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(781) 843-5034 1000 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Boston University School of Law and Vermont Law School
Peter Herbst advises clients in the areas of estate planning, administration and elder law. Call today for a complimentary initial consultation. He earned his Master of Laws in Taxation from Boston University School of Law, his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Vermont Law School, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan. While in law school, he served as Managing Editor of the Vermont Law Review and taught Legal Writing and Reasoning. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy Andover and continues to volunteer for the school. He is an Eagle Scout with the Boy...
Joseph L. Morana
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Andover, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(978) 409-1990 68 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Massachusetts School of Law
We assist clients with Medicaid (MassHealth) pre-planning and crisis-planning, Medicaid applications, planning for those with special needs, and estate planning for individuals and families to help protect their assets. When you need an estate planning, special needs or elder law attorney for matters involving you, your family or your special needs child or loved one, choosing that attorney becomes important and deeply personal. Our clients select us for those matters that mean the most. Protecting Families. Planning for Life.
Paul D. Lambert
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North Andover, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(844) 773-2552 401 Andover Street, Suite 201-B
P.O. Box 892
North Andover, MA 01845
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
New England Law | Boston
NOT EVERY LAWYER IS THE SAME! Paul D. Lambert has been concentrating in real estate law, estate planning & probate and advising small businesses for more than twenty eight years. Paul has been in the private practice of law since 1990. He considers it a true privilege to assist first time home buyers, and guides his buyers through the purchase process from the Offer to Purchase to receiving the keys to their new home. He also understands that selling a home, especially for “empty nesters” can be emotional and even heart-wrenching, and Paul will also...
Amy Beth Baron
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North Andover, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(978) 674-8530 65 Flagship Drive Suite A
North Andover, MA 01845
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
I am an Attorney, Mediator and Registered Nurse. My company is Baron Law & Mediation, LLP - http://www.baronlawmediation.com. Our practice areas include divorce/family law, estate/small business planning and advice/consultation services. We provide our clients with mediation, litigation, or general representation services along with divorce financial analyst services. I have been an Attorney for 12 years and a Registered Nurse for 21 years. I have pursued my education and training becoming a Certified Case Manager in 2005 and a Certified Nurse Life Care Plannner in 2004. I have also undergone the requisite training to practice...
Allan Baron
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N. Andover, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(978) 674-8530 65 Flagship Drive
Suite A
N. Andover, MA 01845
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
I am a Divorce Attorney, Mediator and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. I have a practical view of the world and I am committed to providing cost effective legal problem solving services. Attorney Profile: http://www.baronlawmediation.com/bios/attorney-allan-baron/
Danielle G. Van Ess
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Hingham, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(781) 740-0848 61 South Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Boston University School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Danielle founded DGVE law, LLC in September of 2008 with a vision for a new kind of law firm based on a philosophy of compassionately providing high quality, holistic legal services in a friendly and relaxed manner, in a comfortable setting and in an environmentally conscientious way. Danielle enjoys the privilege of working with people of all ages, in all stages of life, from all types of families, through enthusiastic referrals from clients to their friends and family members. As a mother of 4 young daughters (currently spanning a range from Kindergarten to High School), Danielle is deeply empathetic...
Emily E Smith-Lee
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Sharon, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(781) 784-2322 46 South Main Street
Sharon, MA 02067
Estate Planning, Business and Employment
Boston College
I have over twenty years experience in civil litigation, including business, employment and consumer disputes. I was formerly a partner at a large Boston, Massachusetts law firm, where I handled business litigation, product liability and tort defense, contract and trade secret and non compete claims. In 2009, I started my own law firm, which became slnlaw LLC in 2016. Since starting my own business, I have represented individuals and businesses in civil litigation involving trade secrets, non compete agreements, business litigation, and most aspects of labor and employment law. I have helped employees invalidate or...
Patricia Bloom-McDonald
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Canton, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(781) 713-4709 1017 Turnpike Street, Route 138, Suite 23
Canton, MA 02071
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth
Attorney Patricia Bloom-McDonald is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has been in private practice since 2003. She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, 1st Circuit; U.S. Bankruptcy Court; and all courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She has extensive knowledge and experience with the preparation of Wills, Trusts, Health Care Proxies, Durable Power of Attorneys, and other Estate Planning documents. Additionally, Attorney Bloom-McDonald possesses exceptional knowledge of Probate law as it is applied to Estate Administration, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Adoptions, and Name Change procedures. She possesses...
Wilfred C. Driscoll Jr.
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Quincy, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(617) 302-6870 One Adams Place
859 Willard Street, Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
New England Law | Boston
I have been a lawyer in Fall River, Massachusetts for over 30 years. I have practiced extensively in the courts in Bristol County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County and Norfolk County. My practice focuses on Divorce and Criminal Law including DUI/OUI. I handle all aspects of Family Law including child custody, visitation, father's rights, divorce modifications, separation agreements and property division. I also have an office in Quincy, MA. There is no cost for your first appointment.
Georgiana Betses LaFortune
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North Andover, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(978) 475-6177 575 Turnpike Street
Suite 10
North Andover, MA 01845
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Boston University School of Law
Helpful, Informative, Experienced Attorneys with Answers and Information Practice includes the litigation and mediation of all areas of divorce and family law including prenuptial agreements, child custody, alimony, modifications, divorce, separate support, and marital agreements. Practice also includes estate planning and probate of estates. Typical estate plans include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care proxies. All representation is personalized for the client's needs and particular circumstances. Every case is unique and every case's factual and emotional details are considered in order to provide the optimal service to every client.
Sarah Y. Hubbard
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Medfield, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(508) 359-4043 266 Main Street
Suite 16
Medfield, MA 02052
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Elena Tsizer
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Framingham, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 820-3000 188 Concord Street, Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01702
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Boston University School of Law and New England Law | Boston
Attorney Elena Tsizer graduated from New England School of Law cum laude, in the top 15% of her class and, then, earned her Master of Laws degree in Taxation with concentration in Estate Planning from Boston University. After graduation from law school, she had the honor of serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court in Suffolk, Middlesex, Bristol and Worcester Counties, where she conducted research on complex legal issues, wrote legal memoranda, drafted decisions, findings of fact, and conclusions of law while working under close supervision of the Justices. ...
Gabrielle L. Denby
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Natick, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(781) 536-5830 2 Summer Street
Suite 19
Natick, MA 01760
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School and Syracuse University
Attorney Gabrielle L. Denby founded The Denby Law Office, P.C. in October 2015, and represents clients in all areas of Family Law & Divorce Litigation, Probate and Estate Planning, and LGBTQ/Same-Sex/Non-Traditional Law in Natick, Massachusetts and the Greater Boston Area.

?While Gabrielle is a trial attorney and zealously represents clients in litigating divorce, complex and high-asset divorce, modification, contempt, custody, separate support, and paternity/parentage actions, she always aims to avoid unnecessary and costly litigation. Gabrielle is a strong advocate for alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and collaboration. Consequently, Gabrielle enters each case with the mindset of a negotiator so as to assist...
Morgan Bernal
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Sharon, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(617) 901-0052 15 S. Main Street, #125
Sharon, MA 02067
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Northeastern University School of Law
I practice divorce, family law and child welfare law in the greater Boston area. My goal is to assist both men and women in divorce, child custody and support proceedings and paternity, in addition to modifications that arise post judgement. I have extensive experience working with victims in court, particularly women and children who were physically or sexually abused. Most victims want an attorney who "just gets it," and it has been my experience than many do not "get it" nor do they feel comfortable representing or relating to clients with a domestic violence component to their case. Family...
Jessica Pesce
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Framingham, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(508) 532-8688 10 Speen St,
First Floor
Framingham, MA 01701
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Suffolk University Law School
Jessica’s forte is solving problems no matter however complex they appear, and reaching goals however impossible they seem.

Her commitment to forging strong relationships with a variety of people and institutions led her to join Ladimer Law in 2017 as an estate planning and elder law attorney. Supporting clients by ensuring peace of mind motivates Jessica to work hard and constantly strive to deliver excellence.

“As an attorney, I have the privilege of representing a person or family who has a concern they need to address or a goal they want to achieve. Estate planning is like a puzzle in...
Mary E. Bono
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Stoughton, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(781) 436-8667 247 Washington Street
Suite 20
Stoughton, MA 02072
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Family, Immigration and Probate
University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth
Attorney Mary E. Bono is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth where she served as both the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of the University of Massachusetts School of Law Roundtable Symposium Law Journal and participated in the UMASS Law Immigration Law Clinic. While at the University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth, Attorney Bono received the Dean's Service Award and the Aquilla Ward Memorial Scholarship Award. Attorney Bono is a member of the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyer's Division of the Bristol County Bar Association and is also a...
James D. Cormier
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Lowell, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 458-3580 755 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney James D. Cormier is a partner at Cormier & Cormier, LLP, a small firm in Lowell, Massachusetts specializing in criminal defense, family law (divorce, paternity, support, alimony, etc.), civil litigation, and estate planning. Attorney Cormier is a former Middlesex County trial prosecutor who now focuses his experience on aggressively defending clients charged with criminal offenses throughout Eastern Massachusetts.
Daniel W. Murray
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Sudbury, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(978) 579-9800 39 Union Avenue
2nd Floor
Sudbury, MA 01776
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Foreclosure Defense
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Daniel W. Murray is an aggressive advocate for his clients. He has been practicing law in Massachusetts for over 30 years. During this time, he has used his extensive legal knowledge and creative problem solving skills to get his clients what they deserve. Attorney Murray received his J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 1980 and is now a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Prior to starting his own practice, Attorney Murray worked in both a small and large-corporate law firm in Boston. He also holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts...
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Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

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