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Anna is an estate planning attorney with over twenty years of experience. Her decision to establish her own firm stems from a desire to create estate plans that encompass more than just the transfer of tangible assets. Her life experience as a young widow revealed a need to pass on wisdom and values to help those left behind. Anna’s goal is to help her clients express their values and pass those on along with their assets with the lowest expense and tax impact possible.


Anna has been a member of the Massachusetts and New York bars since 1994. She began her career in tax at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and Internal Revenue Service. Anna then worked at a large regional financial planning firm advising entrepreneurs and business owners in creating tax efficient stock option and investment strategies and advanced estate planning solutions. Subsequently, she was involved as a principal at an early-stage venture capital firm and served as corporate counsel to a business incubator.


In 2001 she founded the registered investment advisor company, Kirkland Advisors, LLC, which provided comprehensive tax, financial and investment planning to individuals. She entered private practice in 2005 and worked with a South Shore law firm advising individuals and small business owners to create estate and business succession plans and small business matters.


Languages spoken: Polish

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 75%
    21 years
  2. Probate: 20%
    21 years
  3. Elder Law: 5%
    21 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Scott Allen Williams

    I have known Anna for over a decade through the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. I have had the pleasure of working closely with her on a number of estate planning related matters and have always found her to be an excellent attorney with a strong command of technical legal concepts. Perhaps what impresses me the most about Anna is her commitment to deliver services in a caring and compassionate manner. Anna has significant experience working with clients of all age groups and places great emphasis in ensuring her clients understand the mechanics of their plan. She is a true professional I am honored to call a colleague and a friend. I highly endorse this lawyer!


    Scott Williams Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thom Loyal Cooper

    It gives me great pleasure to endorse Attorney Byrne in the area Estate Planning and Elder Law. Not only is Anna very knowledgeable in the area, but most importantly she is compassionate about her clients and really cares about making sure that their estate planning situations are resolved in a personalized and meaningful way. If I had family in the Boston area, I would definitely recommend that they use Attorney Byrne. Thom L Cooper Ohio Certified Elder Law Attorney


    Thom Cooper Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Eckert Byrne, LLC

222 Third Street
Suite 3220
Cambridge, MA, 02142


NYCurrently registered 199603/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 SuperLawyerSuperLawyers2015
Top Woman of the LawMassachusetts Lawyers Weekly2014
Certified National Network Estate PlannerNational Network of Estate Planning Attorneys2009
Certificate in Trust and Estate PlanningFoundation for Continuing Education2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalEckert Byrne LLC2009 - Present
AttorneyCook & Associates PC2004 - 2008
AdvisorKirkland Advisors LLC2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Society of Trust and Estate PractitionersMember2012 - Present
AATEELA American Association of Trusts, Estates & Elder Law AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
WealthCounselMember2011 - Present
Advisors in PhilanthropyMember2009 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Kendall Square AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Boston Estate Planning CouncilMember2009 - Present
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysChair of the MA Conference2010 - 2011
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2008 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
Investment NewsLatest Wrinkle in Estate Planning: Digital Assets2014
AfterFiftyLiving.comAsk the Pro2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England Law BostonLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
New York UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Technology in the Law OfficeTechnology in the Law Office: TextExpander2014
WealthCounselEstate Planning for Digital Assets2013
Cambridge Trust CompanyThe Fiscal Cliff Legislation2013
AATEELA Spring Conference - San AntonioEstate Planning for Digital Assets2013
Private EventEstate Planning Basics2012
National Business Institute- The New MA Uniform Probate CodeThe New MA Uniform Probate Code2012
American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law AttorneysAATEELA zero estate tax planning2012
American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law AttorneysPractice management2012
Zero Estate Tax PlanningZero Estate Tax Planning2011
Zero Estate Tax PlanningSophisticated estate tax and charitable planning techniques2011
Probate Procedures: The Essentials for ParalegalsProbate Administration2011
Probate Procedures-The essentials for paralegalsProbate Administration2011
Fall 2010 CollegiumBasics of Chartiable Remainder Trusts2010
Guardianships and Conservatorships under the new MAUPCChanges to guardian and conservator practice in MA2009