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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2015|
|40 Under 40 Award||South Shore Stars||2014|
|Rising Star||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2010|
|Attorney||Gorfinkle & Herbst, LLC||2014 - Present|
|Associate||Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro, P.C.||2008 - 2014|
|Attorney||Herbst & Herbst, LLC||2004 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|ProVisors - Hingham||Executive Committee Member||2014 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2012 - Present|
|Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2012 - Present|
|South Shore Young Professionals||Member||2011 - Present|
|Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Boston Estate Planning Council||Associate||2009 - Present|
|Boston University School of Law||Masters of Law in Taxation||LLM||2012|
|Vermont Law School||N/A||Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||Environmental Policy & Behavior||Bachelor of Science||1999|
|Life Transition Planning for Lawyers: The Next Step||Succession Planning||2015|
|Spring Conference||Estate Tax Update||2012|
Posted by Rachel
Peter Herbst was a pleasure to work with. My husband and I went to him to put together a Will and Power of Attorney - and while I knew this was an important venture, I really had no idea what goes into creating these documents. Peter walked us through the entire process so that by the end, I was completely comfortable with all the information and even more comfortable with the future of our family.
We are so grateful to his services - he was always prompt, responsive, and explained things in a comprehensive manner. We have already recommended him to our family and friends.
Posted by Cara
I would absolutely work with Peter Herbst again. He took the time to carefully review the facts of my situation, did his homework, and came back with a recommendation for me to avoid litigation and instead to proceed with a settlement, since litigation was unlikely to actually achieve my goals and would have been highly divisive in my family. This impressed me since he'd have made a great deal more money if I had proceeded with litigation - Peter clearly had my best interests at heart. He was extremely tactful and helpful in some tricky family estate settlement negotiations and two years later, I'm happy to say that everyone in the family is talking to one another and relations are amicable all around (pun intended). Turns out it can be super handy to have a lawyer on your side of the table!
Sierra Butler, Guardianship Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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.
Nikki Oliveira, Elder law Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.