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Richard A. Mestone

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at North Andover, MA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    65%
    My practice focuses on Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law. Bankruptcy laws allow people and businesses to (1) get a “fresh start” by relieving most debts; and (2) repay the money owed to all creditors as fairly as possible. When you file for bankruptcy protection, all other legal actions against you are put on hold. Creditors cannot sue you, garnish your wages, repossess your car or home entertainment system, or start or continue with a foreclosure action against your home.

    27 years

  2. Real estate
    25%
    Real estate attorneys deal with the many laws and practice areas associated with land ownership issues. Likewise, residential real estate lawyers help you buy or sell a home or property. They also know how residential tenancy laws work and can advise you of your rights as a landlord or tenant. With so many types of real estate attorneys, it is important to find a specialist who does the work you need.

    25 years

  3. Tax
    10%
    Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. My practice focuses on business trustee taxes.

    33 years

I am the founder of the firm of Mestone & Associates LLC , which practice focuses on Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Law, Real-Estate Law, Tax, and Civil Litigation.  I served with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue for over twenty-three years in both the audit division as northeast regional audit manager and legal division as tax counsel handling bankruptcy and tax cases.   I was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1999 after graduating cum laude from the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover.  I am admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Tax Court and the Appellate Tax Board.  I am a frequent faculty member at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) educating others in the practice of bankruptcy law.  I am a former Board of Directors member of the States Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys and is a current member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Real estate Bar Association of Massachusetts, and the Boston Bar Association, the Greater Lynn Bar Association and have served on various committees within those organizations.   I have also spent 18 years as a commander in the United States Army Reserves.

Location

Mestone & Associates, LLC
65 Flagship Drive.
Suite A
North Andover, MA, 01845

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Posted by M. | November 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Richard Mestine helped me and I highly recommend him as your lawyer.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mestone Hogan LLC
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Senior Associate
  • D'Angelo & Hashem LLC
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Tax Counsel
  • Massachusetts Department Of Revenue
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Assistant Chief - Audit
  • Massachusetts Department Of Revenue
  • 1982 - 1998
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Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law
  • Juris Doctor - Cum Laude
  • 1999
  • U.S. Army Military Police School
  • 1986
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • 1984
  • Anna Maria College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • Boston University
  • N/A
  • Northeastern University
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Period Course Instruction
  • N/A
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Period Courses and Conferences
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Periodic Seminars and Conferences
  • N/A
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Associations

  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Company
  • Title Agent
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Greater Lynn Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • 1999 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Member of the Bar
  • 1999 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Member of the Bar
  • 1999 - Present
  • Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Greater Lynn Bar Association
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Greater Lynn Bar Association
  • Treasurrer
  • 2002 - 2011
  • States' Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Board Member
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2008
  • First American Title Insurance
  • Title Agent
  • 1999 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Tax Issues in Bankruptcy Cases- An Insider's View
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Terms of Engagement: How to Handle Client Issues
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2016
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2015
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2014
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2013
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2012
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2011
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2010
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2009
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2008
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2007
  • Boston Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
  • BAPCPA Tax Law Changes
  • 2005
  • Massachusetts School of Law
  • Bankruptcy and Tax Issues
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Richard as an excellent attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with him on a number of matters, and his experience was invaluable both to me and our clients. I consider him an expert in our field and often consult with him on my own cases."
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