Boston, Massachusetts Estate Planning Lawyers

Peter C Herbst Jr
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Massachusetts Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience

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... Read More »
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Eliot Brais
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Free Consultation! Unmatched Estate Planning Attorney! Skilled Representation!

I am an estate planning lawyer with extensive experience and success. I will aggressively and skillfully advocate for your rights and interests! Visit my website to see case results or call for a free consultation.
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Alexis Kaplan
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(617) 903-0225 92 State Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Estate Planning and Probate
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Kaplan works with clients to create estate plans tailored to their needs. She also helps clients probate estates as well as with guardianships and conservatorships for both minors and adults. The estate planning work includes wills, trusts, health care proxies, and powers of attorney. She runs a solo law firm in Boston which she started in 2011, and she is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Ohio. Attorney Kaplan enjoys helping clients and finding creative solutions to difficult issues.
David Valente
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(617) 218-2000 101 Huntington Avenue
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02199
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Probate
Boston University School of Law and Suffolk University Law School
David provides comprehensive advice to individuals, families and small businesses.
David concentrates in tax and estate planning, gift and estate tax return preparation, probate matters,
asset protection, business administration and succession, estate and trust administration, special
needs planning, and charitable planning. David advised families for over eight years at a downtown
wealth management firm on stock option planning, retirement planning, investment portfolio
management, insurance analysis, charitable bequests and income tax reduction strategies, prior to
becoming an attorney.

• Draft simple and pourover wills, revocable estate planning trusts, health care proxies and durable powers of attorney
• Draft asset protection trusts
• Draft self-settled and third party special needs trusts...
Gabriel Cheong
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(617) 273-5110 60 State Street
Suite 700
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
Northeastern University School of Law
I opened my boutique law firm focusing on divorce and family law, wills and trusts, and estate planning in an effort to help Boston area residents navigate the challenges that life throws at them. I'm an advocate for civil divorces and for lifetime planning. With my office located in Quincy, MA, I help clients in the Boston Metro area, primarily in Suffolk County, Middlesex County and Norfolk County Massachusetts.
Joanne Belasco
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East Boston, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(617) 991-8905 10 Bremen Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Estate Planning, Animal, Business and Elder
Suffolk University Law School
I graduated from Suffolk University School of Law in 1993, and from Boston College magna cum laude with a BA in Psychology in 1990. I have been a member of the Massachusetts bar since 1993. My legal experience includes litigation work as a staff attorney for the Boston Police Department’s Office of the Legal Advisor. During that time, I successfully argued a case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and received two personal commendations from the Police Commissioner. After I left the BPD, I worked as a legal writer and Editor-in-Chief of Law Enforcement Publications at Quinlan Publishing, where I...
Timothy F Robertson
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Charlestown, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(617) 702-2449 529 Main Street
Suite 200
Charlestown, MA 02129
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
New England Law | Boston
Timothy F. Robertson is the Principal and Managing attorney of T FRANK LAW, PLLC, an estate planning and probate law office located in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Tim is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, as well as the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association's Solo & Small Firm Steering Committee, in addition to the probate, business, and taxation law sections of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Tim has served as an ombudsman for the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and also served on the City of Somerville's Human Rights Commission. He is...
Eliot Brais
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Lawyer
(800) 499-0551 8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Criminal and Insurance Claims
New England Law | Boston
Roderick S. Oreste
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(617) 871-9662 75 Arlington Street
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Family and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Roderick S. Oreste is the principal attorney of Oreste Law. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Before founding his law firm, Rod spent over 12 years working for New England's beloved baseball team, the Boston Red Sox. During his tenure there, he held several management positions in the Public Affairs department and acted as the Red Sox alumni liaison. He dealt with all issues concerning former Red Sox players and coaches...
Michael B. McCarthy
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(978) 270-2189 8 Faneuil Hall
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Massachusetts School of Law
Jeffrey Karp
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(617) 621-7177 One Post Office Square
Suite 3600
Boston, MA 02109-3600
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Construction
Shannon Bayer
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Cambridge, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(617) 216-4607 469 Massachusetts Ave. Suite 6
Cambridge, MA 02135
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Immigration
Suffolk University Law School
Mary Clements Pajak
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Massachusetts Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience

Mary Clements Pajak, Esq., has over 20 years of experience. She began her legal career clerking for the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. She then practiced law for many years in the Private Client... Read More »
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Blanca G. Silvestrini
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Massachusetts Estate Planning Attorney

University of Puerto RicoPuerto Rico
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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
Freya Allen Shoffner
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(617) 369-0111 176 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Estate Planning, Business and Family
After ten years in business herself, Freya Shoffner gave up her search for a good lawyer for her small company and her family and went to law school. Her goal was to build a law firm that could take care of a small business’ every legal need – from the initial brainstorm, through the years of careful tending, to the flood of profits when the benefits are secured for generations to come. She also wanted that firm to give families, in all asset brackets, the best estate planning possible. Freya reached her goal, and now Boston has a law...
Liane Keister
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Lawyer
(617) 557-3030 44 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Employment
Suffolk University Law School
Michael Bednarz
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Boston, MA Estate Planning Lawyer
(617) 557-3030 44 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Securities
Suffolk University Law School
Boston, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(617) 345-4600 One International Place
Boston, MA 02110
Estate Planning, Civil Rights and Social Security Disability
Boston University School of Law
Boston, MA Estate Planning Lawyer
(617) 345-4753 One International Place
Boston, MA 02110
Estate Planning, Antitrust, Appeals and Tax
Boston College Law School
Boston, MA Estate Planning Lawyer
(617) 557-3030 44 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Securities
Boston University School of Law and New England Law | Boston
Boston, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(617) 557-3030 44 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and IP
Suffolk University Law School
Boston, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(617) 345-4600 One International Place
Boston, MA 02110
Estate Planning, Business, Securities and Tax
Harvard Law School
Boston, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(617) 345-4600 One International Place
Boston, MA 02110
Estate Planning, Civil Rights and Social Security Disability
Boston University School of Law
Emily Rabin Spector
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Massachusetts Estate Planning Lawyer

New England Law | BostonMassachusetts
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Anna Eckert Byrne
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Cambridge, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(617) 453-9001 222 Third Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Estate Planning and Probate
New England Law | Boston
Anna is an estate planning attorney with over twenty years of experience. Her decision to establish Eckert Byrne LLC stemmed from a desire to create estate plans that encompass more than just the transfer of tangible assets. Her life experience as a young widow revealed a need to pass on wisdom and values to help those left behind. She has committed the last decade to creating a team that shares this vision.
John Farrell Jr
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Medford, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(617) 901-7970 22 Harvard Street, #135
Medford, MA 02155
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Consumer, Elder and Probate
I have been in the business of law for over 10 years, admitted to practice law both in the State of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. I established my own firm not only to offer high quality legal services but to offer something we all strive for - Honor. Many people and businesses have lost their way as a result of thinking of the bottom line. This results in a sacrifice of client service and sometimes the truth. I will start with a client and finish with a client. I will go from A to Z with the performance of a...
Henry W. Clark
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Cambridge, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Estate Planning, Business, Education and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Mr. Clark focuses his practice on the representation of not-for-profit education and human service corporations and families of individuals with disabilities.
David Altman
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Cambridge, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(800) 481-6199 689 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
Blanca G. Silvestrini
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Cambridge, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(800) 541-4542 P.O. Box 382376
Cambridge, MA 02238
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Puerto Rico
Andrew Peter Bass
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Cambridge, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 2 years experience
(866) 259-7447 125 Cambridge Park Drive
Ste. 301
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Construction, Consumer and Landlord Tenant
Ave Maria School of Law
Greg Krikorian
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Cambridge, MA Estate Planning Lawyer
(978) 844-7401 185 Alewife Brook Pkwy
Suite 416
Cambridge, MA 02138
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Graeme S.R. Brown
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Belmont, MA Estate Planning Attorney
(617) 489-0817 464 Common St
#354
Belmont, MA 02478
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Health Care
New England Law | Boston
James M. Baron
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Waltham, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(781) 209-1166 395 Totten Pond Road
Suite 101
Waltham, MA 02451
Estate Planning and Education
Suffolk University Law School
My law practice is dedicated to improving the lives of special needs children and their families. My focus is on two primary areas: Education Law and Special Needs Estate Planning. In the area of Education Law, I represent students and parents to resolve education-related legal disputes as quickly and inexpensively as possible. I have successfully helped clients throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire address a wide variety of school issues, including special education, IEP services and placements, 504 plans, discipline and disciplinary hearings, and bullying. Clients range from pre-Kindergarten through Graduate School. Disabilities of...
Margaret L. Beliveau
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Waltham, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(781) 890-8600 391 Totten Pong Road
Suite 301
Waltham, MA 02451
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Boston University School of Law and Tulane University School of Law
Margaret has experience implementing asset protection plans, family business entities such as Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs) and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), and valuation discounting. She focuses her practice on estate planning, elder law and long-term care planning (Medicaid), MassHealth applications for long-term care (Medicaid applications), MassHealth fair hearings (appeals on Medicaid denials), estate (probate) and trust administration, Federal estate tax returns (Form 706), Massachusetts estate tax returns (Form M-706), and gift tax returns (Form 709). Learn more http://www.Beliveaulaw.net
Emily Rabin Spector
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Newton, MA Estate Planning Lawyer
(617) 795-2990 29 Crafts St
#420
Newton, MA 02458
Estate Planning and Probate
New England Law | Boston
Mary Clements Pajak
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Newton, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(617) 795-2990 29 Crafts St #420
Newton, MA 02458
Estate Planning and Probate
Boston University School of Law and Boston College Law School
Mary Clements Pajak, Esq., has over 20 years of experience. She began her legal career clerking for the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. She then practiced law for many years in the Private Client Department at Palmer & Dodge LLP (now Locke Lord Edwards LLP), a large (originally Boston-based) law firm concentrating in estate and trust planning and administration. From there she became the Northeast Regional Manager of the Estate Settlement Department and served as Vice President at Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Company (now BNY Mellon). Attorney Pajak then practiced law with...
Ms. Franceska J. O'Reilly
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Wakefield, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(617) 680-3847 21 West Water Street
Wakefield, MA 01880
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Elder
New England Law | Boston and National University of Ireland Galway
I practice elder law, family law, business law and do general practice work in both Wakefield, Massachusetts and Salem, Massachusetts.
Wilfred C. Driscoll Jr.
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Quincy, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 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.
Thomas E. Hogan II
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Waltham, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(978) 710-9987 738 Main Street #199
Waltham, MA 02451-0616
Estate Planning, Administrative, Employment and Family
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Tom Hogan practices in the areas of employment law, real estate, land use, and professional licensing. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire (B.A., double major in Russian and History, 2005 ) and New England Law | Boston (J.D., 2009), where he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, co-chair of the Executive Office on Alumni Relations, and the Executive Budget and Appropriations Committee. Tom has a diverse array of experience in the field of administrative law. While a student, Tom served as a student law clerk for Administrative Law Judges in both the Appellate Tax...
Brian T Liberis
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Wellesley Hills, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 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.
Keith Durden
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Quincy, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(617) 328-4844 24 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Foreclosure Defense and Tax
The University of Chicago Law School
Mr. Durden has represented numerous clients in both civil and criminal matters in trial courts throughout Massachusetts. He has successfully argued motions to suppress and dismiss and has tried numerous cases successfully before judges and juries. In his criminal law practice, he has handled hundreds of cases involving drug possession, drug distribution, school zone violations, 209A violations, larceny, and insurance fraud and has won many acquittals for his clients. ...
Anthony Hudson Gemma
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Braintree, MA Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(781) 380-8183 35 Braintree Hill Park
Suite 404
Braintree, MA 02184
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Boston University School of Law and Boston College Law School
Boston College, BA (1984) Boston College Law School, JD (1988) For more information please visit: www.gemmalawoffice.com
Alan Segal
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Needham, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 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...
Michelle Sacco Massaro
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Woburn, MA Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 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...
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Planning your estate?

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.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.