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Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, Elder Law, Tax

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At the Law Offices of Boyd & Boyd, P.C. we concentrate our practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Trust Administration, Probate & Settlement of Estates, Trustee Services, Elder Law, Asset Protection Planning, Estate Tax Planning & Preparation.

Boyd & Boyd, P.C. enjoys the highest rating in Martindale-Hubbel Legal Directory. This is a rating by peers who, in granting the "AV" rating, endorse the firm as having the highest legal competence & highest ethical standards.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Estate Planning: 70%
    24 years, 800 cases
  2. Probate: 10%
    24 years, 100 cases
  3. Trusts: 10%
    24 years, 800 cases
  4. Tax: 5%
    24 years, 500 cases
  5. Elder Law: 5%
    19 years, 650 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Boyd & Boyd, P.C.

1060 Falmouth Road
Suite B
Hyannis, MA, 02601

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive199004/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Certificate of AppreciationBarnstable Newcomers Club2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentBoyd & Boyd, PC2013 - Present
TreasurerBoyd & Boyd, P.C.1990 - 2013
ParalegalBoyd & Boyd, P.C.1987 - 1990
Captain/Chief Services & Construction Buying BranchUnited States Air Force1985 - 1987

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Knights of ColumbusMember2013 - Present
WealthCounselMember2011 - Present
Estate Planning Council of Cape CodMember2009 - Present
Partnership for Philanthropic PlanningMember2007 - Present
United States Supreme CourtMember2005 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the First CircuitMember2005 - Present
United States Tax CourtMember2005 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2005 - Present
United States District Court for the District of MassachusettsMember2002 - Present
Barnstable County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Massachusetts Bar Association, Probate Law SectionMember1991 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Organize Family Limited PartnershipTax savings to client of approx. $7 million.
Personal Asset Trust (TM) PlanningClients pass & protect more wealth
IRA Inheritance Trust (R) PlanningRetirement Planning in place for heirs

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
The BeaconCapital Gains Avoidance2013
The BeaconATRA & Making State Death Taxes Optional2013
The BeaconEstate Planning & the Fiscal Cliff2012
Leimberg Information Services, Inc. - Newsletter Issue 1899Keats Boyd & Proposed Massachusetts Carryover Basis Provision2011
The Beacon (Newsletter)’Tis the Season for Gifting2011
The Beacon (Newsletter)Planning for Your Home2011
The Beacon (Newsletter)Health Care Reform & Your Estate Plan2010
The Beacon (Newsletter)The New Estate Tax Law2010
The Beacon (Newsletter)Beneficiary Taxed Trusts2009
The Beacon (Newsletter)Massachusetts Estate Tax Avoidance Trust2009
The Beacon (Newsletter)Increase Your Income, Decrease Your Taxes with Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts2008
The Beacon (Newsletter)2008 Estate Planning Year in Review2008
Cape Law Journal10 Steps For Your Estate Plan Before Year's End2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
College of the Holy CrossEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Senior Real Estate SeminarEstate Planning - An Overview2015
Radio Show - Something More with Chris BoydEstate Planning2015
Public SeminarHave Changes in the Law Sabotaged Your Estate Plan2015
Client Educational SeminarA Walk Through Your Trust2014
Cape Cod Financial Planning AssociationTop 25 Tax Planning Ideas for 20142014
Financial Planning AssociationChanges In Estate Planning Law2012
Continuing Education for Insurance Agents and CPAsOverlooked Uses of Life Insurance2012
Continuing Education for CPAs & Insurance AgentsEstate Planning for IRAs2012
Client SeminarSuccessor Trustees & Your Plan2012
Boyd & Boyd, PCWhat Every Successor Trustee Should Know2010
Put Not Your Trust in IRAs ~ But Make Your IRA Beneficiary a TrustEstate Planning for IRAs2008