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Matthew Karr

Estate planning Attorney at Woburn, MA

4.9   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    Matthew uses estate planning strategies to help you protect your hard-earned assets while qualifying you for state-sponsored programs. Pre-planning in this area is key. MassHealth application preparation is available.

  2. Estate planning
    Proper estate planning, which expresses your choices about the distribution of your assets, care of your minor children, and your health care wishes, is the best way to protect yourself, your assets, and your family.

  3. Probate
    When a loved one passes away without an estate plan, or with only a will, their families must put their estate through probate. Matthew can help you efficiently navigate this process to reduce the associated time and expense as much as possible.


Matthew G. Karr, Esq., is the founder and principal attorney of The Heritage Law Center, LLC—an estate planning and elder law firm in Woburn, MA. He opened his law firm in 2011 because he wanted to bring back personal relationships to the estate planning and elder law process. Each family has unique goals, and therefore unique plans are needed to achieve those goals. So, he gets to know each client and then works with them to create plans tailored to protect them, their assets, and their families. He shares his expert knowledge in a way that’s easy to understand, and he offers compassionate guidance and experienced advice so clients can make the best decisions for themselves and their families. He believes in building lifelong relationships with every client, so he’s there to help make sure that documents continue to meet a client’s needs even as laws change and major life events occur. The firm bills on a flat-fee basis, agreed to in advance, so there are never any surprises and clients don’t have to hesitate to call. Matthew is a graduate of Boston College School of Law. He has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® Magazine six years in a row and a Five Star Financial Services Professional in Boston Magazine. Matthew serves as a pro bono advisor to community senior centers, regularly writes and speaks on family estate planning issues, including as a faculty member for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. He’s a member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, and the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association. Call today for your free, no-obligation consultation.



Contact Matthew

The Heritage Law Center
400 Trade Center Drive
Suite 7810
Woburn, MA, 01801


4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Jane | April 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A very positive experience all around...
Attorney Matthew Karr was originally hired by my Father to set up a trust. It was through these meetings (accompanying him) that I first met Matt. Throughout the entire process, I found him to be professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and respectful. And when my Father eventually passed away and I needed guidance, Matthew responded quickly to my calls with knowledge, generosity, and kindness. I'd most certainly recommend The Heritage Law Center to anyone who requires assistance with their estate planning and would hire them in the future without reservation. In addition, their support staff was found to be polite and efficient as well. It was a very positive experience all around!
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Posted by Elaine B. | October 14, 2014
Compassionate, Professional and Extremely Knowledgeable
I was referred to Matt by a Corporate Attorney that I've worked closely with over the years. I'm thankful for her recommendation! Matt helped my brother and I with our parent's Estate Planning, which unfortunately had not been updated for many years. Matt made a very sad and difficult time much easier by explaining the various options we had in a very simple, straightforward manner. He was not only extremely knowledgeable, but he was compassionate, professional, respectful and very easy to work with. He was extremely responsive - 24/7 - for questions and follow up, and was very flexible in meeting & conference call times (including coming to my parents house to sign paperwork because it was difficult for my Dad to get out). The entire process was efficient and very effective. Even once our paperwork was finalized, Matt continued to be a resource for questions that arose throughout the stages of my father's illness. I certainly plan to work with Matt on all of my future Estate Planning needs, and I wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Carita | October 10, 2014
Matthew Karr
Last year, I decided it was time to put my affairs in order. First thing on my list was to put my home in trust for my children. I needed a lawyer. I found Matt karr though a simple web search. From the very first consultation, it was obvious that Matt was the right attorney for my needs. When dealing with such matters, knowing the law on the subject is not the only thing required. Compassion, respect for the client’s needs and a keen understanding of what the client really wants, are just as important as the legalities involved. Matt was extremely helpful in coming up with all the right answers to my questions. He was attentive without being invasive, made suggestions where needed and let me decide exactly what I wanted. The whole process took only a couple of visits to his office, a few emails, a couple of phone calls, and all was concluded in a few weeks. I am very happy with Matt’s work. He is personable, easy going (never once I felt rushed in any way), knows Estate Law, and understands what brings people looking for his services. Very reasonably priced, he makes what invariably has a touch of sadness, a smooth, pleasant process. I would recommend his services to anyone and would do so with confidence and a smile. I’ve already have advised everyone in my circle to give him a call when they need an Estate Law attorney.
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Posted by Brett | October 10, 2014
This Attorney is Highly Recommended
Attorney Karr, quite simply, is knowledgeable; conscientious; responsive; and courteous. Without hesitation, we plan to call on his services again. We were lucky to have found him....
Posted by vidyut | July 3, 2013
Atorney Mr. Matthew Karr
very efficient , very easy to work with and very knowleadgeble.Mr. Karr is always there to answer any and all questions.
Posted by mona | March 27, 2013
I enjoyed working with Matt. I found him very professional and competent, Would definitely use him in the future and would refer others to him.
Posted by Felix | March 20, 2013
Excellent & Knowledgeable Service
Matthew helped me with my parents and their estate planing. He is very knowledgeable and knows how to properly explain even the most complicated issues. Matthew always returned my calls and email in a timely matter. I couldn't have been happier with his services.
Posted by Margie and Phil | March 7, 2013
Our personal experience meeting Matt to discuss our estate planning.
Matt was friendly, knowledgable, and easy to talk to. He answered every question (and we had many) to our total satisfaction. In the end we received an Estate Planning Portfolio containing everything we needed to put our minds at rest for whatever the future holds.
Posted by janP | February 19, 2013
Matthew Karr For the People
This is what I told Atty. Karr: "I can't thank you enough. Whoever said "kill all the lawyers" was wrong. I would not have this money without your intervention and so I am forever grateful. Should I ever need you again, I would not hesitate to call; nor would I hesitate to recommend you to anyone in need of an attorney." My situation involved a familial dispute over money and his negotiating skills on my behalf were very beneficial.
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Posted by Mike | January 7, 2012
Knowledge is current & he's forthright with it
Matt is very knowledgeable regarding all the regulatations pertaining to estate planning. He was very understaning and patient when answers all my tedious questions
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2012
Professional, helpful, and effective.
I could not be more happy with with the work done by of Mr. Karr. He helped me out during a past property issue and I was very pleased by his professional manner, his quick response, and his helpful and friendly demeanor. He gave excellent and useful advice, thoughtful suggestions, and he was a pleasure to work with. On top of all this, his abilities proved worthy when my legal issue settled in my favor. I would highly recommend Mr. Karr.
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Posted by DORIS | January 5, 2012
Posted by David | January 3, 2012
Very Helpful during a difficult time
Recently worked with Mathew securing MassHealth coverage for my mother whom was ill and had recently passed away. Obviously, a difficult time for myself and trying to make certain correspondence and coverage dates were maintained for insurance reasons - all while I live in New Jersey. I had submitted the initial paperwork, but timelines on getting approval were getting close and so that's when I needed legal counsel. Mathew was able to keep things simple for me, yet maintain the utmost professionalism with regards to what the government needed. Some phone conversations, some emails and some comforting words all helped dealing with the situation and bringing the matter to a conclusion. I would highly recommend him and his firm in dealing with legal matters.
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Posted by Anne G. | December 30, 2011
Asks all the right questions
Ever since our children were born, my husband & I have known we needed a Will. We didn't feel an urgency that perhaps we should have, and so as life became busier over the years, it just never got taken care of until now that our children are grown! Attorney Matthew Karr, with his current knowledge & professionalism, took our burden from us with ease, asking all the right questions, offering us important points to consider & respecting our wishes in the end. We recommend Mr. Karr with no reservation.
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Posted by Susan from Swampscott | May 13, 2011
Mr. Karr understood my need to have a consult regarding an old will. He presented me, in a timely manner, with excellent information and recommendations. I am grateful and will hire Mr. Karr again.
Posted by Melissa | April 29, 2011
Fast Acting!
Matthew helped me out of a bind with a lease situation. He was very helpful and the turnaround time and service was exemplary! Would definitely use him in the future for any estate planning.
Posted by Jessie | April 25, 2013
Estate Planning Review
The initial meeting with Attorney Karr was very helpful. He answered our questions, showed us our options, and didn't push us to go one way or another. We decided to go with him with our estate planning and setting up our first LLC. We're happy that we did! He was patient throughout the process. He is our lawyer and we feel comfortable recommending him to our friends!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Principal
  • The Heritage Law Center
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Beliveau Law Group, LLC
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Brown Rudnick, LLP
  • 2008 - 2009


  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Hofstra University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004


  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Essex County Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts Chapter)
  • Steering Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Trusts and Estates Consortium
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • 2017
  • Five Star Financial Services Professional
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • MassHealth Assest Protection
  • N/A
  • Estate Planning in Massachusetts
  • Estate Planning in Massachusetts
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
Endorse Matthew
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Matthew wholeheartedly as a truly caring estate attorney. He is very knowledgeable."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Following a complex personal injury settlement I turned to Matt Karr to create the trust and protect my clients current and future financial status. He was very professional and did an excellent job."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Karr is a knowledgeable and reliable estate planning lawyer. As a fellow attorney, I value his legal insight and trust his expertise."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend this lawyer for estate planning."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Karr is knowledgeable, professional and highly skilled in the field of estate planning and elder law."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Karr's skill and knowledge with estate planning and elder law have rightfully earned him an excellent reputation in the legal community. I have and and will continue to refer clients in need of advanced estate planning and elder law needs to attorney Karr. It is my pleasure to endorse and recommend attorney Karr without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred a number of estate planning matters to Attorney Karr, and he has professionally and expeditiously handled each one. I have no doubt that when I refer a client to Attorney Karr, I am putting them in very capable hands to look out for their estate planning needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Matthew at the Massachusetts Bar Association, he is a knowledgeable attorney, and I endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an excellent attorney with a passion for estate planning law. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Friend
"I studied with Matt in school. He has a sharp mind, a passion for the law and is a good person, all the qualities of a great lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Karr's depth of knowledge allows him to tailor sophisticated solutions to meet his clients' legal needs."
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