Estate Planning and Estate Administration:
Our firm has extensive experience representing individuals and families in the areas of Estate Planning and Estate Administration. Our Estate Planning services include the preparation of Wills, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills, and Declarations of Homestead.
Our Estate Planning clients range from individuals and young couples to retirees, seniors and surviving spouses in order to provide them with a comprehensive, individualized Estate Plan to fit their specific situation and budget.
Our firm also provides legal services for Estate Administration and Probate of Estates after the loss of a family member or loved one. We assist our clients to obtain the necessary appointments from the Probate Court and work closely with them as they navigate these uncharted waters. Our thoughtful, caring approach provides our clients with a level of comfort and certainty during this very difficult and stressful time as we guide them through this sometimes daunting process. We also represent our clients with Guardianship and Conservatorship Petitions through the Probate Court in the case of the legal incapacity of a family member Click here to read more about Estate Planning.
Elder Law and Medicaid Planning:
In addition to our Estate Planning Services, we also represent elders and their families in the areas of Elder Law and Medicaid Planning when a family member may need to go into a nursing home for an extended period of time. We take a comprehensive, team approach to providing legal services in this area, working with not only the client, but also with family members, health care providers, nursing homes, geriatric care managers, home care providers and others involved in this process.
Our Medicaid Planning services include performing an extensive review of our client’s financial, medical and family situations in order to determine the best course of action for their individual situation. After careful and thorough consultation with our clients we are also able to assist them in qualifying for Medicaid benefits to help pay for the cost of long-term care in the nursing home, while helping them to protect their assets that they have saved over their lifetimes. Click here to read more about Elder Law and Medicaid Planning.
Business Law and Small Business Formation and Succession Planning:
Our firm also represents individuals and small businesses with a wide variety of business law issues, from choice of entity issues to business formation issues and issues related to succession planning. We provide comprehensive legal services to our business clients to assist them from the initial formation of the business entity, including partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies (LLC’s), to mergers and acquisitions and succession planning. We help our clients to expect the unexpected, and assist them when the unexpected occurs. By anticipating all possible scenarios, we can make sure that our clients are able to reach the best possible result when there are changes to their business that may result in the restructuring or eventual termination of the business. Click here to read more about Business Law and Small Business Formation and Succession Planning.
Real Estate Law and Land Use Permitting:
Our firm is a recognized leader in the area of Real Estate Law and Land Use Permitting, where we have represented individuals and businesses in a wide-range of real estate transactions and real estate developments. Our Real Estate services include representing Buyers and Sellers of residential and commercial properties, including the preparation and review of Purchase and Sale Agreements and closing documents. We also represent both Landlords and Tenants in lease negotiations and lease drafting, as well as resolution of Landlord-Tenant disputes.
Our Land Use Permitting services include representing clients before various municipal boards and agencies throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, including Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Appeals, Conservation Commissions and Boards of Selectmen in order to obtain various permits and approvals for our clients. Our clients have ranged from individual homeowners and small business owners, to large national retailers, such as Target, Boston Interiors, and Cumberland Farms. We have also successfully represented clients in appeals of such permits in both the Superior Court as well as the Massachusetts Land Court. Click here to read more about Real Estate.