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My practice includes a number of interrelated areas.  My real estate, probate, estate planning and tax experience and expertise assist me in my work with divorcing clients.  I have developed an area of mediation in my practice ("mediation to stay married" or "marital mediation" that uses mediation skills to assist couples who are experiencing difficulty in their marriage.  Most of my work is non-court related, including negotiated divorces, collaborative divorces and mediations.  I work with a great team of people in my firm -- 3 other lawyers and a paralegal.  In the past few years I have started writing articles -- on marriage, divorce, mediation, and other topics. They are located on the articles page of my website and are a good start in addressing your issues and getting to know me and my firm.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Probate: 15%
  4. Real Estate: 10%
  5. Tax: 5%

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  • Jonas A Jacobson

    Attorney Israel is deeply intelligent, and gets right to the heart of the matter.


    Jonas Jacobson Real estate Attorney
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  • Jonathan E. Fields

    I endorse Laurie's work and have known her for over a decade. She is an experienced, hard working mediator and deeply cares about each party she works with. I can confidently recommend her.


    Jonathan Fields Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

Laurie Israel, Attorney at Law

Israel, Van Kooy & Days, LLC
1318 Beacon Street, Suite 19
Brookline, MA, 02446-3793


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate attorneyFoley, Hoag and Eliot1987 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMemberN/A
Massachusetts Collaborative Law CouncilMemberN/A
Massachusetts Council on Family MediationBoard MemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Barnard CollegeN/AN/A1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MCLE 3rd Annual New England ADR and the Law ConferenceMediating in Divorce Cases -- Who is On Your Team2011
Lawyers WeeklyMassachusetts Uniform Probate Act2010
Advanced Mediation TrainingHow to Use Mediation to Help Couples Stay Married2010