Ken has brought to his practice some 30 years of experience in several major law firms in Boston. Immediately prior to his establishment in 2003 of a solo practice, he was a member of... more
Ken has brought to his practice some 30 years of experience in several major law firms in Boston. Immediately prior to his establishment in 2003 of a solo practice, he was a member of the estate planning department of Bingham McCutchen LLP, an international law firm. He was previously a partner of another international law firm, Holland Knight LLP (and of its Boston-office predec... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.