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Melissa F Langa

Melissa F Langa

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Tax

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Tax: 50%
  2. Estate Planning: 50%

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Contact Info

10 Tremont Street Suite 600
Boston, MA, 02108

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive198204/14/2015
DCActive 197905/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Accredited Estate PlannerNational Association of Estate Planners & Councils2013
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Top Women Attorneys in MassachusettsSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorBoston University School of Law, Graduate Tax Program (LL.M)2000 - Present
Managing PartnerBove & Langa, P.C.1997 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow2013 - Present
Boston Estate Planning CouncilCommittee Member2012 - 2013
The Brookline Community FoundationCo-chair of the Professional Advisors Committee2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationCo-Vice Chair, Asset Protection Planning Committee2011 - 2013
Society of Trust and Estate PractitionersFounding Co-Chair of STEP Boston Chapter2011 - 2013
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Member; Estate Planning Curriculum Advisory Committee2011 - Present
SpeakEasy Stage CompanyMember, Board of Directors. Chair: Governance Committee2010 - Present
Boston Estate Planning CouncilPresident2010 - 2011
New England Super Lawyer(Trusts & Estates)2009 - Present
American Bar FoundationFellow2007 - Present
Boston Estate Planning CouncilExecutive Officer2006 - 2011
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Women's Bar Association of MassachusettsMember2005 - Present
National Association of Female ExecutivesMember2005 - Present
President's Alumnae Advisory Council, Colby-Sawyer CollegeN/A2005 - Present
International Tax Planning AssociationMember2004 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Trusts and Estates SectionMember, Multi-Disciplinary Practice (MDP) of Law Task Force1998 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Self-Settled Trust and Similar Devices Under the Bankruptcy CodeCo-Author2011
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyTrusts and Estates Forum2008
Offshore InvestmentsDirecting Discretion in Discretionary Trusts - The Letter of Wishes2006
Trusts & TrusteesA United States' Judge Tackles the "Now You See It Now You Don't" Strategy of Offshore Trusts2005
International LawyerCross-Border Private Client Estate Planning - Year in Review2005
ABA Section of Business LawMassachusetts Permits Single Member Limited Liability Companies2003

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1996
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Rutgers UniversityPolitical ScienceA.B.1976
Colby-Sawyer CollegeN/AAssociate of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Tax Ethics SeminarEthical Responsibilities of the Trusts & Estates Lawyer2013
Post-Residency Life WorkshopEssential Estate and Asset Protection Planning 1012013
Massachusetts CPA South Shore BreakfastTransfer Taxes: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going2013
Boston Bar AssociationThe Rules of the Game: Transfer Tax Planning for the Non-Resident Alien2006
American Bar Association Joint Taxation and Probate/Real Property MeetingNew Developments in Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Planning2005
ALI-ABA Satellite Televised Program Asset Protection UpdateUse of Powers of Appointment in Drafting Asset Protection Trusts2005