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Timothy Brewster Borchers

Estate planning Attorney at Medfield, MA

4.9   10 reviews

also known as Tim Borchers

  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 39 years
    New Hampshire - NH 24 years
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    65%
    I am a planner by nature, and one who enjoys thinking ahead with an individual and family concerning the care of loved ones, protection and preservation of assets and legacy, charitable giving and settling the estate with the least time, hassle and expense. Taxes and asset protection laws are always changing and the modes and methods of planning must change. I have created a system of refinement of an estate plan, which can never be static.

    39 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Probate
    17%
    Settling an estate consists of probate – the proving of the will and the accounting for assets and liabilities through the court system – and knowledge of the family, the roles of executors and trustees, experience with business, real estate and retirement assets, and, of course, taxes, all of which make probate very interesting for me, but tedious for clients. I try to assure my clients that tedium is par for the course, and we will do our best to be above par. For the client that means being

    39 years, 200 cases

  3. Elder law
    10%
    Aging without a proper, up-to-date plan often results in crisis. Our aim in serving seniors is to preserve your assets from being lost to the costs of long-term care, and provide peace of mind concerning the issues you face in your senior years.

    32 years, 100 cases

  4. Trusts
    5%
    Trust based plans have been the centerpiece of my estate planning for over 25 years. Irrevocable Trusts are essential for saving taxes and protecting assets for today and for the next generation.

    39 years, 600 cases

  5. Corporate and incorporation
    3%
    We incorporate and maintain business organizations including S and C corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. I refer to and rely on others for more in-depth business and corporate work.

    39 years, 75 cases

Location

Timothy Borchers
266 Main Street
Bldg. 3, Ste. 25
Medfield, MA, 02052

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Brian J. Couture, BSN, MS, RN | October 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation!
Tim Borchers and the team at Borchers Trust Law Group are simply the best! I called Tim regarding a family trust involving real estate. Tim immediately put me at ease, developed a plan, and resolved the situation in a matter of a few months with all parties in agreement. I will definitely use Borchers Trust Law Group again; their knowledge, experience, and integrity are second to none.
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Posted by Kathi | February 27, 2021
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We love Tim
Tim has done all our legal and estate planning. He is VERY thorough and easy to talk to. We have known him for years and would not hesitate to recommend him.
Posted by Walter | May 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
My wife and I each have three adult children, three properties and a business of which I will be a beneficiary. Tim set up separate trusts for each of us and helped us through this very complicated process. I have been dealing with another attorney for my parent's trust for the past thirty years and I noticed a big difference in how thorough Tim explains everything.
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Posted by Patty | May 11, 2018
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A Real People Person
We have been working together on a difficult and contentious irrevocable trust situation. Tim is very willing to hang in there and find a solution. He is also excellent at putting things into layman's terms so my sister and I can understand the trust instrument, the law, and our options.
Posted by Jim | November 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable, resourceful and extremely helpful
We knew we needed to update our will and wanted an estate planning specialist. A local attorney referred us to Tim. We researched Tim’s background and firm and quickly learned that he and his firm have an excellent reputation. Tim truly is a teacher of the law...he explained to us both verbally and through easy to understand visual diagrams how best to structure our estate plan. Tim was committed to making sure he answered all of our questions which really gave us confidence that we were making the right legal decisions. Our meetings never felt rushed, yet they were very efficient and his staff was friendly and helpful with follow-up questions. Thank you Tim and team.
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Posted by Patti | November 6, 2017
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The Heart of a Teacher
After hiring Borchers Law for my parents' estate, we were so pleased that my brother and I both decided to have him do the estate planning for our own families as well. Tim took the time to thoroughly understand our assets and needs, then carefully crafted plans that were tailored to our individual situations. Tim has the heart of a teacher, making sure that he not only explains his recommended strategies, but that he also follows up with ongoing education by offering educational seminars once the planning is complete. I recently attended one that addressed the role of executor following the creation of an estate plan. Using an interactive panel format, the Borchers team—Tim, Marc, "Mac," and Will—informed us of the many facets involved in estate planning and implementation. Hearing "horror" stories of people who did not plan (and Borchers Law's ability to straighten them out) made me grateful for the detailed, coordinated efforts that Tim, my family, and financial planner did. It was well worth the time and effort. The structure of the presentation and the Q & A session that followed covered the subject matter well , even though a diverse audience with a wide range of concerns attended. Tim's continued efforts to keep clients informed, including seminars and newsletters, demonstrates his commitment to excellent customer service and is much appreciated!
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Posted by Andy | July 13, 2016
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A skilled and trusted advisor
Acting on a referral, we engaged Tim Borchers after a disappointing experience with an estate planning lawyer in a large Boston firm. Our experiences could not have more different. While we saw absolutely no difference in experience or the level of sophistication -- in fact, I would say Attorney Borchers was even more up-to-date and knowledgeable on the latest legal developments in the field -- it was his approach that won us over. He not only is extremely patient in explaining somewhat confusing legal concepts -- even multiple times -- and in answering what were probably stupid questions on our part, but he also displays both sensitivity and compassion in his counseling. We have found that dealing with these issues involves emotions and issues of family dynamics, and Attorney Borchers accounts for these when providing legal advice and recommendations. We would also want to specifically mention Paula Nolan from his office, who is extremely responsive and organized and very client-focused. For these reasons, we would certainly recommend Attorney Tim Borchers without qualification.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2015
Estate Planning Documents
Tim did a very thorough job of listening, research and drafting, to translate a fairly complex scenario into a set of protective, but flexible, estate documents that meet our needs. This includes the flexibility for the creation of a special needs trust if circumstances arise for one of our children. A thorough and thoughtful practice.
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Posted by Al & Ellen | March 5, 2015
Superior Estate Planning
For over three years, my husband and I kept putting off our estate planning. Once we met with Atty Borchers, we had a clear understanding of how to protect our assets, and visual aids and instructions that were easy for us to understand. After a few meetings to discuss our options and decide on a plan, all of the paperwork was expeditiously prepared and it was done! Atty Borchers is knowledgeable, compassionate, and efficient. His staff is wonderful also. We are so happy he helped us and removed a heavy burden in our lives.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2015
my persnal experience with Borchers Law
Tim & Paula provided professional, prompt and friendly service for all my needs -- estate planning, financial planning advise and the sale of my property. All this in a few short months! I am comfortable recommending them and will continue using their services in the future.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder, Pres.
  • Borchers Law, PC
  • 1995 - Present

Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Bowdoin College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Legacy and Tax Savings all in one
  • A win-win for the client, charity and family.

Associations

  • Norfolk-Plymouth Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Board Member, Two-time President
  • 2008 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Boston Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2012
  • Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Accredited Estate Planner(R)
  • Natioanal Association of Estate Planners and Councils
  • 2015
  • Estate Planning Law Specialist
  • Estate Planning Law Specialist Board
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Eco-Challenge Award
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Lawyers Weekly
  • Estate Planning for Vacation Homes and Heirloom Properties
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • TRUSTworthy Considerations Seminars
  • Power, Purpose and Promise of Trusts
  • 2017
  • Ten Tips for and Effective Estate Plan
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • Seminar Series
  • Saving Your Cape Cod Home
  • 2016
  • Seminar
  • Presidential Candidates, Taxes and You
  • 2016
  • Certificate in Trust & Estate Planning
  • Trust Basics
  • 2016
  • Certificate in Trust & Estate Planning
  • Trust Basics
  • 2015
  • Owning, Protecting and Passing Down your Heirloom Property
  • Estate Planning for Vacation Homes and Heirloom Properties
  • 2014
  • Owning and Protecting your Special Place
  • Estate Planning for Vacation Homes and Heirloom Properties
  • 2013
  • Owning and Protecting your Special Place
  • Heirloom Properties
  • 2012
  • Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Trust Maintenance Systems for your Practice
  • 2010
  • Rhode Island Forum
  • Trust Maintenance Systems for your Practice
  • 2009
  • Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Vacation Home Succession
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
Endorse Timothy
Estate planning Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Tim both personally and professionally for many years and I am pleased to endorse him. I feel confident referring clients to Tim for estate planning and trust administration services. Tim and his team care deeply about their clients and provide only the highest quality legal services."
Estate planning Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Tim for many, many years. He is both an exceptional person and a fantastic estate planning attorney. I have sent several clients to his office over the years and, on each and every occasion, the clients have been exceptionally pleased with my referral."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Timothy Borchers is one of the best estate attorneys in the State of MA. I like his practical approach and his keen interest in getting to the truth. He is a fine attorney and good person."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Tim's work. He is a trusted colleague whose insights I value highly. He works tirelessly to ensure the well being and security of his clients and to enhance the integrity of the legal and estate planning community."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim's firm has an office in the same building as my firm, so I have been able to get know Tim well over the past year. I have seen Tim with his clients and even met some of them. Tim and I have also discussed a number of legal issues regarding the intersection of estate planning and divorce (my practice area). Tim is experienced and well-regarded in the areas of estate planning, real estate, and asset preservation. I have recommended Tim in the past and will continue to do so. Recently, I took part in the Medway Education Foundation Trivia Bee with Tim. Although extremely knowledgeable with estate planning matters, his trivia skills are somewhat limited!"
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Tim as an estate planning and business attorney. In all my interactions with Tim, he has displayed great professionalism and keen insights."
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