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AttorneyLucy J. Budman is a Tax and Estate Planning specialist with a Masters of Law in Taxation (LL.M.). Lucy excels at guiding clients and their families through the maze of financial and legal decisions necessary for effective Estate Planning. 




Lucy earned herundergraduate degree from Binghamton University in New York. Thereafter, she graduated cum laude from the Boston University School of Law in 2003, oneof the top law schools in the country. In 2011, Lucy earned herMasters of Law in Taxation (LL.M.) at Boston University School of Law.  Lucy was admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts (2003) and New York (2005).  




Lucy is one of fewer than two dozen Certified Elder Law Attorneys* in Massachusetts. She earned this distinction by completing a process that requires years of focused Elder Law and Estate Planning practice, a full-day Bar-style Exam, extensive continuing legal education, and multiple peer references from other expert Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorneys. Curley Law Firm LLP is one ofjust three Elder Law Firms in Massachusetts that offers two Certified Elder Law Attorneys on the team.




As an LL.M. (Legum Magistra) with a Masters of Law in the area of Taxation, Lucy is one of the few attorneys across the Commonwealth with this prestigious distinction. She takes great pride in serving clients by strategically employing tax code provisions to optimize tax planning benefits during their lifetime and to minimize or eliminate Estate Taxes upon their death. 




Lucy is an active member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Mass. NAELA), a distinguished organization of more than 500 Massachusetts attorneys focused on improving the lives of seniors and disabled individuals. Lucy is a member of the leading local and national Elder Law and Estate Planning associations including National NAELA, WealthCounsel (a national organization of Trust and Estate Attorneys who design sophisticated planning techniques), and ElderCounsel (a national organization of Medicaid and Asset Protection Planning Attorneys). She frequently participates in national and local conferences with the leading attorneys in the country. 




Because of her recognized expertise, Lucy is a frequent speaker, writer and television commentator on Elder Law and Estate Planning topics.  




Lucy is fluent in Russian. In her free time, Lucy is an avid reader and writer – especially of historical fiction. 



*The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) is the only national organization accredited by the American Bar Association to certify attorneys in Elder Law. NELF is a private organization, whose standards for certification are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.




Languages spoken: English, Russian

Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 40%
  2. Trusts: 30%
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 15%
  4. Probate: 10%
  5. Guardianship: 5%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Curley Law Firm LLP

One Common Street
Wakefield, MA, 01880-2303


NYCurrently registered 200503/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCurley Law Firm LLP2010 - 2012
Associate AttorneyDennis Sullivan & Associates2005 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2011
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Danvers Senior CenterProtect your Home and Savings against Medicaid, Nursing Home Costs, and Unnecessary Taxes2012