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January 1, 2007

Attorney Patrick G. Curley will begin his term as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of The Boit Home. The Boit Home is a distinguished retirement home, which has served elders in Wakefield and the surrounding communities for more than 100 years.

December 14, 2006

Attorney Patrick G. Curley presented a morning seminar on the
Medicare Part D prescription drug program for 2007 at North Shore Elder Services in Danvers.

December 13, 2006

Attorney Patrick G. Curley presented an evening seminar on the
Medicare Part D prescription drug program for 2007 at North Shore Elder Services in Danvers.

November 16, 2006

Attorney Patrick G. Curley began his pro bono (free) services to the Wakefield Rail to Trail Committee. The Rail to Trail Committee is converting unused railroad track in Wakefield and Lynnfield into a multi-purpose recreational path featuring, among other things, the scenery and wildlife of Reedy Meadow. Attorney Curley will assist the Committee by incorporating it as a Massachusetts non-profit corporation and securing 501(c)(3) charity status.

October 17, 2006

Attorney Patrick G. Curley made a presentation to more than 100
seniors, family members, community members, and elder care
professionals at the Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing
Center in Peabody. Attorney Curley's presentation focused on the new Medicaid laws and the specific actions seniors can take to preserve and protect their assets, and to protect their health and finances in the future.

July 23, 2006

Attorney Patrick G. Curley begins volunteering as a "Big Brother"
through the Massachusetts Big Brother-Big Sister volunteer program. Attorney Curley will mentor an 11 year old boy from Malden. Activities they have done together include playing baseball, visiting Water Country water slide park, blueberry picking, attending a Celtics game, and many other great experiences.

May 1, 2006

Attorney Patrick G. Curley was the featured guest on Wakefield Cable TV's (WCAT) "Senior Focus" program. The host of the program was Gil McCarthy, a Long Term Care Insurance specialist with John Hancock Insurance Company. Patrick discussed Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and the new changes to Medicaid (MassHealth) regulations.

April 19-23, 2006

Attorney Patrick G. Curley attended the distinguished National Elder Law Conference of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) in Washington, D.C. The National Conference draws several hundred of the top elder law attorneys from across the country. Conference attendees analyzed local and national changes in elder law, developed public policy to protect the interests of elders, and evaluated techniques for long-term protection of elders' finances and health.

February 17, 2006

Attorney Patrick G. Curley was the featured guest on Beverly Cable TV's "Assisted Living Today" program. The host of the program is Katy Ahearn-Tavares, Executive Director of Landmark at Oceanview Assisted Living Facility in Beverly. Patrick discussed Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and the new changes to Medicaid (MassHealth) regulations.

February 8, 2006

Elder Law Attorney Mark M. Curley of Curley Law Firm LLP spoke at the Retired Men's Club of Wakefield about new Medicaid regulations, which dramatically overhaul financial eligibility requirements for long term skilled nursing care benefits.

December 5, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley presented his seminar "Medicare Part D: The Information and Tools You Need to Know Now" at the Monsignor Neagle Senior Apartments in Malden.

December 2,2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley participated in the second Career Day at the Clark Avenue Public Middle School in Chelsea. He taught two sessions of 30 7th and 8th graders about becoming a lawyer and practicing law.

November 28, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley presented his seminar "Medicare Part D: The Information and Tools You Need to Know Now" at Peabody Library.

November 14, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley presented his seminar "Medicare Part D: The Information and Tools You Need to Know Now" at Landmark at Oceanview Assisted Living Facility in Beverly.

November 5, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley returned from Nepal where he donated 100 fleece jackets and other supplies to children of Tibetan refugees at a remote school at 12,000 feet in the Himalayan mountain range. Patrick volunteered as a math teacher at the school for 10 weeks in 2001 and continues to be a strong supporter of the school. View the four-part series published in the Wakefield Daily Item - article 1, article 2, article 3, article 4.

November 3, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley presented his seminar "Medicare Part D: The Information and Tools You Need to Know Now" at the Peabody Council on Aging.

November 1, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley presented his seminar "Medicare Part D: The Information and Tools You Need to Know Now" at Brooksby Village Senior Community in Peabody.

October 28, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley presented his seminar "Medicare Part D: The Information and Tools You Need to Know Now" at the Marblehead Council on Aging.

October 20, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley presented his seminar "Medicare Part D: The Information and Tools You Need to Know Now" at North Shore Elder Services in Danvers.

October 19, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley presented his seminar "Medicare Part D: The Information and Tools You Need to Know Now" at Danvers Twin Oaks Harborside Healthcare Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.

September 21, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley presented his seminar "Medicare Part D: The Information and Tools You Need to Know Now" at the Salem Council on Aging.

September 21, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley presented his seminar "Medicare Part D: The Information and Tools You Need to Know Now" at the Geriatric Care Managers Association of New England meeting at Sunrise Assisted Living in Burlington.

September 16, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley presented his seminar "Medicare Part D: The Information and Tools You Need to Know Now" at Fairweather Senior Apartments in Peabody.

September 14, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley presented his seminar "Medicare Part D: The Information and Tools You Need to Know Now" at the Wakefield Council on Aging. View article published in Wakefield Daily Item.

September 13, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley presented his seminar "Medicare Part D: The Information and Tools You Need to Know Now" at North Shore Elder Services in Danvers.

June 23, 2005

The Wakefield Historical Commission awarded Attorney Patrick G. Curley and Curley Law Firm LLP the Preservation Award in Appreciation of the Preservation of One Common Street - home of Curley Law Firm LLP. View article published in Wakefield Daily Item.

June 21, 2005

The Wakefield Daily Item published a photo and article regarding Attorneys Mark and Patrick Curley's participation at the most recent meeting of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). The article praised Curley Law Firm LLP and local home health-care agency, Best Home Care, for their dedication to helping seniors in all legal and health issues.

June 11, 2005

Attorney Mark M. Curley will present an Estate and MassHealth planning seminar at The Savings Bank in Wakefield.

May 24, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley will present a seminar entitled "Aging With Dignity and Peace of Mind: Estate Planning For Elders" at Saugus Senior Center at 12:30 p.m.

May 21, 2005

Free Living Will Day -- Elder Law Attorneys Mark and Patrick Curley and the staff of Curley Law Firm LLP will volunteer their time to draft, witness and notarize free Living Wills for local residents on Saturday, May 21, 2005, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. By inaugurating Free Living Will Day at Curley Law Firm LLP, Mark and Patrick aim to recognize National Elder Law Month and celebrate their combined 30 years of legal service to Wakefield and the surrounding communities. View article published in Wakefield Daily Item.

May 18, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley presented a seminar entitled "Aging With Dignity and Peace of Mind: Estate and MassHealth Planning For Elders" at Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) in Malden. More than 30 caseworkers, supervisors and other Mystic Valley representatives attended the seminar. In addition, another 10 to 15 members of the community attended. Attorney Curley was introduced by Kathy Learned, Caregiver Support Specialist at MVES.

May 11, 2005

As a featured presenter with the Massachusetts Bar Association's 2006 Elder Law Education Program, Attorney Mark M. Curley presented an Estate and MassHealth planning seminar at Milano Senior Center in Melrose.

May 7, 2005

Attorneys Patrick and Mark Curley volunteered at the Wakefield Rotary Club Annual 2005 Breakhart Classic Road Race. Despite the cold rainy weather, the Race was a great success with cheerful participation of volunteers and runners alike. The Road Race supports Rotary Club's mission to serve the local community and communities throughout the world.

April 30, 2005

Former Curley Law Firm LLP Legal Assistant, Patty Clay, was recognized in the Wakefield Daily Item newspaper for her outstanding participation in the second annual five-hour marathon spinning class to benefit the "Families of SMA" (spinal muscular atrophy). The event was held at Mike's Gym V in Wakefield and sponsored by Christopher J. Barrett Realtors. Patty was one of only four participants who completed all five hours of spinning. Curley Law Firm LLP proudly sponsored Patty during his event.

March 31, 2005

Attorneys Mark and Patrick Curley met and discussed current legal events with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall at the gala Dedication of the John Adams Courthouse in Boston's Pemberton Square. As guests of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Mark and Patrick enjoyed remarks by some of the finest orators in the country including two-time Pulitzer prize-winning author and historian, David McCullough, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and Chief Justice Marshall. Following the dedication, Mark and Patrick attended a private reception where they conversed with a who's who of national and state justices and government officials. View article and photo published in Wakefield Daily Item.

March 9, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley recovered a substantial settlement from an insurance company on behalf of a 1 year old girl who suffered from a protein allergy to milk. The insurance company had refused to reimburse more than $4000 in expenses for the medically-necessary specialized infant formula. Attorney Curley represented the baby girl and her parents pro bono (without a fee).

March 3, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley led a seminar entitled "Protecting Your Nest Egg" at the Heritage House Senior Apartments in Malden, MA. With his Elder Law expertise, Attorney Curley empowered the residents and other community members with information and tools to help them age with dignity.

February 11, 2005

Attorney Patrick G. Curley offered two Law Seminars at the first-ever Career Day at the Clark Avenue Public Middle School in Chelsea. He taught two sessions of 30 7th and 8th graders about becoming a lawyer and practicing law. View article published in Wakefield Daily Item.

February 7, 2005

Attorneys Mark M. Curley and Patrick G. Curley are profiled in Daily Item for advising the Rose Nesmith Whitten Student Loan Fund Trustees of the Kosmos Club regarding the creation of twenty new scholarships for college-bound Wakefield Memorial High School students. View article published in Wakefield Daily Item.

November 21, 2004

Attorney Patrick G. Curley attended the 2004 Annual Friends of Lake Quannapowitt (FLQ) Breakfast. The fundraising breakfast helps support FLQ's mission to promote public awareness and provide long-term protection and enhancement of Lake Quannapowitt and its surrounding public lands.

November 20, 2004

Attorney Patrick G. Curley volunteered at the Wakefield Rotary Club Annual Food Drive at Shaw's Supermarket in Stoneham, Massachusetts. The very successful Food Drive benefited the local Inter-Faith Food Pantry.

November 16, 2004

Attorney Patrick G. Curley was featured in an article and photograph in the Wakefield Daily Item. The text of the article was as follows: "Local Elder Law Attorney, Patrick Curley, of Curley Law Firm LLP, One Common Street, presents six checks for charitable bequests from the Estate of Doris Skinner to the Estate Executor, Edward Schmidgall of Wakefield, to distribute to local charities including the Wakefield Fire Department, The First Parish Congregational Church, the Salvation Army Unit of Wakefield, Protection of Animals and Treatment Society, the Perkins School for the Blind, and American Cancer Society. Generous in life and in death, Doris Skinner, late of Pearl Street, served 27 years as the executive secretary to the Wakefield Chapter of the American Red Cross. She was also a life-long resident of Wakefield."

October 23, 2004

Curley Law Firm LLP was an Exhibitor at the Caregivers Expo at Galvin Middle School in Wakefield, Massachusetts. The Expo was held in conjunction with the public conference entitled "Surviving the Challenge of Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia: Tools for Successful Care Giving." Attorney Patrick G. Curley met with families affected by Alzheimer's disease and dementia and with caregivers.

September 18, 2004

Curley Law Firm LLP was an Exhibitor at the Northern Essex Memory Walk at Bradley Palmer State Park in Topsfield. The event raised many $1000s of dollars in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Attorney Patrick G. Curley met with families affected by Alzheimer's disease and with caregivers, pharmaceutical companies, and health institutions.

May 1, 2004

Attorney Patrick G. Curley volunteered at the Wakefield Rotary Club Annual 2004 Breakhart Classic Road Race. The Road Race supports Rotary Club's mission to serve the local community and communities throughout the world.

April 27, 2004

Attorneys Mark and Patrick Curley attended a workshop regarding the unique issues involved in Estate Planning and MassHealth planning for same-sex couples. The workshop, which was presented by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, examined (1) the contrast between Federal and Massachusetts treatment of same-sex couples, (2) the implications of same-sex marriage on Medicaid planning, and (3) protecting same-sex couples and their families through the use of a Will, Durable Power of Attorney, and Health Care Proxy. Applying this unique knowledge, Curley Law Firm LLP has developed estate plans for numerous same-sex couples, both married and unmarried.

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