Why Choose Us To Represent You?
The lawyers at represent clients throughout Massachusetts in crisis and noncrisis elder law and estate planning. We understand that you have a choice in selecting an attorney. We would like to assist you in making that choice by providing you with a preview of our qualifications and the benefits of retaining our services.
First, we invite you to click here for Questions To Ensure You Are Working With A Qualified Estate Planning And Elder Law Attorney. Please be certain that your attorney can answer all of these questions with a confident “YES”. Of course, and its elder law attorneys can answer “YES” to each question.
What Makes An Excellent Choice To Handle Your Elder Law Or Estate Planning Matter?
The short answer is our focus and experience — we work exclusively in estate planning and elder law. Our deep experience ensures that we will provide the very best legal advice for your specific situation. We have built a state-wide reputation for our work, and our attorneys have been recognized for their experience and expertise.
Focus And Experience
Our practice is focused exclusively on elder law and estate planning. Our attorneys offer more than a combined 50 years of experience and their collaborative approach ensures you receive the full benefit of their specialized experience in these areas of law. We have successfully handled hundreds and hundreds of estate planning and elder law matters. Chances are excellent we have handled an issue similar to yours for another client.
Both attorney Patrick Curley and attorney Lucy Budman are Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA). The requirements for this certification are so difficult to achieve that fewer than two dozen attorneys in Massachusetts have achieved this level of distinction. Please visit the What Is A Certified Elder Law Attorney? page for additional, important information on CELA expertise.
Each of our attorneys has achieved further distinction and recognition in the elder law and estate planning fields. Patrick Curley has been selected for inclusion in the Massachusetts Super Lawyers since 2011. Lucy Budman holds a prestigious Masters of Law in taxation from Boston University Law School, and has been selected for inclusion in the Massachusetts Rising Stars since 2012. She is one of the few attorneys in Massachusetts with this depth of experience and achievement in the area of tax and asset protection planning. Attorney Mark Curley offers the distinct qualification of both a law degree (JD) and a business degree (MBA). He has served clients with estate planning and probate services for nearly four decades.
Industry recognition is more important than ever because so many attorneys are now claiming to be “elder law attorneys,” when in fact they are not certified elder law attorneys and do not have years of focused specialization in elder law and estate planning. Our focus means we stay on top of the latest developments in the law, and our experience means you can rely on the information and advice we provide.
Elder Law Membership
The firm is an active member of the premier national elder law and estate planning associations, including:
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) — The leading national professional association of over 4,200 attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to seniors and people with special needs.
- Massachusetts Chapter of NAELA — An association of more than 450 attorneys focused on assisting seniors and people with special needs in Massachusetts.
- WealthCounsel — A national association of trust and estate attorneys who assist clients with sophisticated estate planning
- ElderCounsel — A national association of asset protection and public benefits attorneys who assist clients with preserving and protecting assets and securing Medicaid (MassHealth), VA benefits and other public benefits.
- VA-accredited attorneys — We are among the few attorneys accredited to advise clients regarding Veterans Administration benefits.
Dedication And Commitment
Each of our attorneys has dedicated their professional practice exclusively to estate planning and elder law. We are passionate about helping clients of all ages plan for themselves and their families, and to help them protect their hard-earned savings.
With our firm, you are our priority, and we won’t let you forget this. Our reputation is built on the following principles:
- Compassion — Our personal experience helping the elder generations of our family guides our practice and has led us to a priority of respecting our clients.
- Convenience — We have the flexibility to travel to clients when necessary and the commitment to immediately address and resolve client emergencies.
- Character — We offer an unmatched standard of integrity and reliability.
Personal Service And Attention
We treat you with the respect you deserve. You will appreciate our high level of service and attention. We will take the time to explain the law and legal process to you. Our goal is to take away anxiety and arm you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions.
We do not use “legalese”. We succeed only when you fully understand the planning issues and strategies so we take all the time necessary to fully respond to all questions.
We can schedule out-of-office visits for our clients who cannot travel or who have mobility issues.
Innovative Solutions In A Cost-Effective Manner
We bring in technology and an extensive network of experts and professionals to tailor solutions to fit your circumstances and your budget. We think outside the box, when necessary, to provide you with the best solutions for your circumstances.
We have successfully served clients for more than four decades. Please contact us today so that we may serve you.
Contact A Massachusetts Elder Law And Estate Planning Attorney
To discuss your elder law or estate planning concerns with an experienced lawyer, please schedule a confidential consultation by calling 866-406-8582. You may also elect to submit our intake form, and we will contact you. Out-of-office consultations can be arranged by appointment. We serve clients in Wakefield and throughout Essex and Middlesex counties.
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