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Harry S Margolis

Harry S Margolis

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning

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About Me

I've been practicing estate planning with a special emphasis on elder law and the planning for individuals with special needs since 1987.  Our six-lawyer firm is based in Boston, but we have satellite offices in Dedham, Framingham and Woburn, since we recognize that many clients don't like traveling into the city. 

We seek two goals in our practice: providing the best legal representation available in our areas of expertise and taking care of our clients in a way that meets their needs.  We pride ourselves in our service to clients and in finding solutions that may not be apparent to attorneys with less experience in elder law and special needs planning.


Languages Spoken: English, Greek

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    28 years
  2. Elder Law: 50%
    28 years

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • John L Roberts

    Attorney Margolis is an authority in the field of elder law. Practicing attorneys look to him for guidance on difficult legal and regulatory issues. His experience makes his advice valuable. You can be confident that he will listen and understand your needs and circumstances.


    John Roberts Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Barbara S Schlichtman

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Barbara Schlichtman Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

535 Boylston Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA, 02116




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 New England AttorneySuper Lawyers2014
Super Lawyer since 2008Super Lawyers2011
FellowNational Academy of Elder Law Attorneys1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerMargolis & Bloom1987 - Present
AssociatePalmer & Dodge1984 - 1986


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Goddard HouseBoard Member2009 - Present
American College of Estate and Trust CounselFellow2006 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersCo-founder2006 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1989 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Both Parents Needing CareThe family had sufficient funding to pay for both parents' long-term care.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyThe Virtues of Private Reverse Mortgages2011
Massachusetts PracticeElder Law2010
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyThe Importance of Family Protection Trusts for Seniors2008
Essential Documents for Representing the Older ClientElderLaw Forms Manual1992
The ElderLaw ReportEditor1988


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Swarthmore CollegeN/ABachelor's DegreeN/A
New York University Law SchoolN/AJDN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Pooled Disability TrustsPooled Disability Trusts2011
Elder Law Institute XVII:Medicaid Strategies for Advanced Long Range and Last Minute Crisis PlanningCrisis Planning for Couples2011
Annual MeetingAsset Protection for Seniors2008