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Practice area specialties in estate planning, trusts and estates, taxation, and estate administration, as well as corporate work and business transactions primarily for closely held companies. Extensive experience with advice to family held companies with respect to business succession planning, and representation of the owner with respect to the sale of a closely held business.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 60%
    42 years
  2. Corporate: 20%
    42 years
  3. Business: 20%
    42 years


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1500 Main Street
Suite 1600
Springfield, MA, 01103

16 Armory Street
Northampton, MA, 01060



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ListedBest Lawyers in America2013
Lawyer of the Year - Corporate Law - Springfield MABest Lawyers2013
ListedBest Lawyers in America2012
Lawyer of the Year Trusts and Estates Springfield MABest Lawyers2012
ListedSuper Lawyers2011
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AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
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FellowAmerican College of Trust and Estate CounselN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerRobinson Donovan, P.C.1974 - Present
Instructor, Estate PlanningWestern New England College School of Law1975 - 1983
LTJGUnited States Navy1968 - 1971
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Hampden County Estate Planning CouncilN/AN/A
Hampden County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Longmeadow Zoning Board of AppealsFormer MemberN/A
Longmeadow Planning BoardFormer MemberN/A
Longmeadow Board of SelectpersonsFormer MemberN/A
Massachusetts Ventures CorporationFormer DirectorN/A
American International CollegeFormer Trustee,N/A
WGBY Public TelevisionTribuneN/A
Economic Development Council of Western MassachusettsFormer Member, Board of Directors,N/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Represented Client Merriam-Graves in its Sale to Airgas, Inc.Success
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Publication nameTitleDate
Business WestState of the Estate Tax2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Colgate UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Continuing Legal EducationOrganizing, Buying & Selling Privately Owned Businesses2007