I am a partner with the Dedham, Massachusetts law firm of Samuel, Sayward & Baler LLC where I concentrate my practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, and elder law. I am certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, a private organization whose standards for certification are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
I help my clients create a plan to take care of their families. This includes planning
to reduce taxes so that more of their estate passes to their children and grandchildren
to protect their children’s inheritance from the reach of creditors, and,
to protect assets from having to be spent down on long-term care costs.
I also assist clients in settling estates after the death of a family member, administering trusts and preparation of estate tax returns.
I served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys between 2010 and 2017 and as president of that organization in 2013.
I also served on Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys for many years and as the Chapter’s President in 2009. I have been named to Boston Magazine’s annual list of “Massachusetts Super Lawyers” for the years 2010 through 2017.
Our firm has been assisting clients with estate planning and related matters for over 20 years. We work to create and maintain long-term relationships with our clients.
Specialties: Wills, Trusts, Estates, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts chapter)||Past President||2009 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts chapter)||President||2009 - 2009|
|Dedham Times||5 Facts to Know About Irrevocable Trusts||2017|
|Sharon Adult Center||Estate Planning, Trusts and Asset Protection||2018|
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