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Gorfinkle & Herbst, LLC

1000 Washington Street
Braintree, MA, 02184-5456

Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 30%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Medicaid & Medicare: 15%
  4. Elder Law: 15%
  5. Tax: 10%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sierra A. Butler

    Peter and I have worked together on estate planning matters with a Massachusetts-Florida component. I find him to be knowledgeable and thoughtful in his analysis, and his clients certainly benefit from his collaborative approach and creative problem-solving. I look forward to working with Peter on future matters.


    Sierra Butler Guardianship Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Nikki Marie Oliveira

    I attended a presentation of Peter’s on funding irrevocable insurance trusts. Peter had a unique situation in which the annual exclusions available within a trust were less than the amount of the yearly premium for the insurance. This resulted in the possibility of his client having a taxable gift each year. Peter explained the tax and trust rules involved and then presented two methods - through either a part loan part gift or a non-equity collateral assignment – that one could utilize in order avoid making a taxable gift. Both strategies were creative ways explained in a straightforward manner that furthered his client’s objectives in a tax-efficient manner. During the presentation, Peter not only displayed excellent professionalism and creativity in tax planning, but he was also a very eloquent speaker. I'm looking forward to his next seminar presentation. I endorse this lawyer.


    Nikki Oliveira Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
40 Under 40 AwardSouth Shore Stars2014
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGorfinkle & Herbst, LLC2014 - Present
AssociateBaker, Braverman & Barbadoro, P.C.2008 - 2014
AttorneyHerbst & Herbst, LLC2004 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
ProVisors - HinghamExecutive Committee Member2014 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2012 - Present
Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2012 - Present
South Shore Young ProfessionalsMember2011 - Present
Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Boston Estate Planning CouncilAssociate2009 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawMasters of Law in TaxationOther - Masters2012
Vermont Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Michigan, Ann ArborEnvironmental Policy & BehaviorBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spring ConferenceEstate Tax Update2012