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Anna M. Eckert Byrne

Estate planning Attorney at Cambridge, MA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 28 years
    Massachusetts - MA 29 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1996
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Anna

Learn Anna’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning

    29 years

  2. Probate
    We offer probate administration and trust administration services.

    29 years

  3. Elder law

    29 years

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.


Eckert Byrne, LLC
222 Third Street
Suite 3220
Cambridge, MA, 02142

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Posted by Tom | February 22, 2013
Anna gets to the bottom line--no on the job training
Anna is extremely well regarded in her specialty area of practice. She has the knowledge to quickly arrive at a proper strategy. I found her smart, efficient and client-focused. Since I'm a difficult client, to say the least, her reassuring style and level of service gave me such confidence that I myself was drawn into her empathetic style. Every week I recommend her to someone.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2011
Excellent Estate Planning Lawyer who speaks plain english
Anna provided me and a client with thorough and sound legal advice in a format that we could understand very easily. I think that it is one of Anna's fortes that she can take complicated legal-ese and present it in a fashion that is logical, concise and well-grounded.
Posted by Peter & Jean | March 2, 2010
Highly Recommending Anna Eckert Byrne
For over 10 years we have had the pleasure to work with Anna Eckert Byrne. She has provided experienced and very helpful advice for our family both personally as well as professionally. We highly recommend her services to new clients and look forward continuing to work with Anna foryears to come.


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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Eckert Byrne LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cook & Associates PC
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Advisor
  • Kirkland Advisors LLC
  • 2001 - 2004


  • New England Law | Boston
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • AATEELA American Association of Trusts, Estates & Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Boston Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Kendall Square Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Advisors in Philanthropy
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Chair of the MA Conference
  • 2010 - 2011
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Polish

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Woman of the Law
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • 2014
  • Certified National Network Estate Planner
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2009
  • Certificate in Trust and Estate Planning
  • Foundation for Continuing Education
  • 2006
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  • Ask the Pro
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Technology in the Law Office
  • Technology in the Law Office: TextExpander
  • 2014
  • WealthCounsel
  • Estate Planning for Digital Assets
  • 2013
  • Cambridge Trust Company
  • The Fiscal Cliff Legislation
  • 2013
  • AATEELA Spring Conference - San Antonio
  • Estate Planning for Digital Assets
  • 2013
  • Private Event
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute- The New MA Uniform Probate Code
  • The New MA Uniform Probate Code
  • 2012
  • American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law Attorneys
  • AATEELA zero estate tax planning
  • 2012
  • American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law Attorneys
  • Practice management
  • 2012
  • Zero Estate Tax Planning
  • Zero Estate Tax Planning
  • 2011
  • Probate Procedures: The Essentials for Paralegals
  • Probate Administration
  • 2011
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships under the new MAUPC
  • Changes to guardian and conservator practice in MA
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
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Estate planning Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Anna through the Boston Bar Association. She is thoughtful, smart, and personable. I would not hesitate to refer clients to Anna. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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!"
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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"
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With her experience, Anna has the knowledge and has put put the processes in place to make the estate planning process easy and quick for her clients. Anna has put together a comprehensive package for her estate planning clients that walks them through the entire process and helps them focus on their ultimate goals. I would recommend Anna to any of my clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna is a smart, hard working professional, with a good grasp the complexities of trust administration and probate law."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Anna for almost 20 years and find her to be extremely competent, conscientious and caring. She is the kind of attorney that I would want to refer my own family members to for estate planning. It is without hesitation that I endorse Anna and recommend her wholeheartedly."
Estate planning Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the opportunity to get to know Anna and build our practice alongside of one another. Without exception, Anna is the first person I turn to for technical guidance on estate planning matters and she never fails to guide me with the correct answer. It doesn't hurt that she's a fellow RedSox fan...."
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