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Robin Gorenberg

Estate planning Attorney at Brookline, MA

5.0   41 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1988
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About Robin

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Practicing estate planning and probate really suits my personality style - I love to help people "figure things out" and balance the pros and cons of a particular situation to make the best decision possible.

 

I also strive to be a source of comfort to friends and family, and am greatly satisfied to be able to do that in my professional life as well, helping people get estate planning off their "mental list" and giving them the peace of mind that comes from having the proper estate planning documents in place; and helping families deal with the loss of a loved one by assisting them in navigating the technical and legal details that come up at that time.

 

When I'm not working, I enjoy music - listening, playing and writing. I am a singer/songwriter/pianist and love sharing songs with friends and family.

 

I live in Brookline and love the Boston area.

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1111 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA, 02446
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Posted by Judith | August 27, 2020
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Highly recommend
I contacted Robin Gorenberg in the midst of the pandemic to update my will, trust, healthcare proxy and power of attorney. She responded in a timely manner to all questions, and thoroughly researched prior documentation, discovering an important prior omission, (my real estate attorney had not filed the homestead exemption at closing). She provided detailed information on trust issues, and also provided helpful referrals for in-person signing.
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Posted by Donna | May 20, 2020
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Highly Recommended
I am so glad that I hired Attorney Gorenberg to do my Will. She made the entire process as fast and easy as possible. She explained everything in detail, answered all my questions and advised me so that I could make the right decisions. She is very competent, professional and personable. Her office is in a convenient location and her prices are well worth it. I highly recommend hiring her for your estate planning needs. You’ll be glad you did! Thanks for everything Attorney Gorenberg.
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Posted by Wendy | May 19, 2020
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Outstanding lawyer
My sister and I worked with Robin Gorenberg on our respective wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care proxies. Robin was extremely helpful and happy to assist with our multiple questions. It can be a very intimidating process of getting these documents in place and we felt so comfortable working with Robin. I appreciate that she took the time to educate us on what each document meant and the importance of the language. We had Robin look at our parent's documents (prepared by another law firm) and Robin was able to assist in making us understand the documents. My parents were so appreciative. I feel comfortable and confident knowing that all our documents are in order. I could not be prouder to recommend Robin, she is outstanding!
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Posted by Michael | May 18, 2020
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Excellent Estate Planning Attorney
We hired Robin Gorenberg to complete our estate planning work in early 2019. We had received the recommendation from my company’s General Counsel. While he had not used Robin personally, he did have a number of colleagues that provided very good reviews related to her work. We found the process to be very easy with Robin as she guided us through all of the various options citing pro’s and con’s of taking certain steps along the way. She was very good at explaining technical concepts in layman’s terms and providing recommendations, but not coming across as overly pushy in terms of her recommendations. Her final work product was very timely and fully complete and her fees were fair for the high quality work. My wife and I would highly recommend her for Estate Planning counsel and will continue to utilize her services as the need arises in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2020
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She'll design a document you need and want.
Robin Gorenberg has been resourceful, flexible and intelligent, helping us create our respective Wills, Health Care Proxies and Powers of Attorney. Our requirements were not straightforward, having married late in life with different sets of children and grandchildren. She gave us advice remotely, was patient with our questions, and emailed and mailed us the final documents that we needed, in good time and at reasonable cost. If you’re looking for a good lawyer, for wills or anything, we’d happily recommend Robin.
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Posted by Lisa | May 18, 2020
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Contracts Analyst, Finance
I first procured the legal services of Robin Gorenberg several years ago, when both my parents were still living. I don't know what we would have done without her expertise in Estate Planning. Her knowledge and compassion helped us through a very confusing time. I called upon Robin again when my mother was being admitted into Nursing Home Care. Robin referred me to an Elder Law Attorney immediately. Thankfully, I did not need his formal services in the end, but he was just as kind and experienced as she is. And, by the way, he is a very well-known attorney in his field, so needless to say, Robin has a fantastic network of trusted colleagues in the top of their fields, as she is. I just worked with her a few months ago for Estate Planning for me and my husband. I was under a deadline, and despite how busy Robin is, she turned around the documents in record time, just because that is the kind of person she is. She does not hesitate to help people, and she is always accessible. Lastly, let me reassure anyone who is worried about breaking the bank to hire an attorney. Robin is very fair and honest. She will explain and itemize all fees and alert you of any changes. This is not do-it-yourself work - you need a legal professional, and I strongly recommend Robin Gorenberg for anyone needing Estate Planning Services. Thank you!!
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Posted by Denise | January 24, 2019
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Highly recommend!
I highly recommend engaging the services of Robin Gorenberg. She is an excellent estate planning attorney. Robin made the whole process straightforward and explained each step. She was patient with me and crafted exactly what I had in mind. Her fees are reasonable and she handled all the paperwork with ease. I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone thinking of starting the estate planning process.
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Posted by Gordon | May 10, 2018
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Robin Is A Pleasure To Work With
When my mother passed away suddenly in 2015, Robin helped me settle the estate. She was very professional and stayed right on top of everything, which gave me peace of mind because I no longer live in the local area. Her advice and referrals to other service providers was invaluable.
Posted by Sue | May 17, 2017
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Expert Guidance
Robin Gorenberg expertly guided my husband and me through the complex process of estate planning from start to finish. She suggested documents for us to consider based on our situation, answered our questions in language we could understand and made thoughtful suggestions if she thought we were overlooking anything. Her work was thorough and completed in a timely manner. Her fees, which were based on the documents we choose, were provided at the outset and this was very helpful as we could anticipate the cost of estate planning. It was a pleasure to work with Robin, and we will be recommending her to our friends and family.
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Posted by Nalini | February 24, 2017
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Knowledgeable, smooth, transparent process
For years, my husband and I had been putting off preparing our estate plan (EP) partly out of concerns over our unfamiliarity with the legal procedure, amount of time it would take to pull together the requirements and the challenges of finding the right lawyer. We finally decided to bite the bullet and picked out Robin's name from the internet after reading a couple of reviews. All my earlier fears about selecting a lawyer off the net instead of through personal referrals was put totally to rest at our first meeting with Robin. She was a thorough professional and yet very approachable. We had an initial phone meeting followed by a face to face with her. During both those meetings, she provided a clear overview of the estate planning process and spelt out our various options and the pros and cons of each. At the same time, she was careful to never steer us towards one option over the other but gave us the time to mull over the information provided and make our decision based on our circumstance and need. Following the two meetings, all our communications were through emails. Her responses were very prompt and thorough. She answered all of our questions patiently and worked closely with us and in a timely fashion through several rounds of reviews and updates to the various EP documents till they were finalized. She was extremely knowledgeable about the laws (both federal and state) governing trusts, wills, Power of Attorney, probate and demystified the legalese for us. Her fees were reasonable and there were no hidden costs. The full fee structure was explained very clearly prior to signing up with her. Robin was very personable and easy to interact with. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to others who require similar services. I know where to go if/when I need to update my EP or for any other related service.
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Posted by Laura | February 21, 2017
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Excellent estate attorney!
Robin is everything you want and more in an estate attorney. She is professional, smart, understanding and straightforward. She even came to our house. I would recommend her most highly.
Posted by Anne | August 2, 2016
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Highly Recommend!
We have been avoiding our estate documents for years...an upcoming trip to Europe pushed me to finally act. We contacted Robin and explained the situation and she couldn't have been kinder or more efficient. What I had thought could take weeks took days. And even with some complications, nothing fazed her and she had detailed and complete documents finalized for us in a week! We would recommend Robin without hesitation...in fact we already have to other family members.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2016
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Estate Planning Demystified
For years, my husband and I had put off creating a will. Then one day Robin was referred to us by a trusted friend of ours. Robin immediately demystified what we thought would be a daunting process, clearly spelling out our options and what we needed to do. We found her to be knowledgeable, reliable, conscientious, and down-to-earth. She answered all our questions and guided us carefully through the estate planning process. We were extremely satisfied with the results. Robin is someone you can trust, and she has a great sense of humor, besides. We are very grateful our friend referred her to us, and are relieved that our estate is finally in order.
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Posted by Ari | May 8, 2016
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Excellent experience!
Our experience with Robin was excellent: she gave us good explanations of various estate-planning options and their implications, took us through the process quickly and efficiently but always with time for our questions and concerns, and followed up to be sure we had done all that was necessary. Her pricing was fair and transparent. She has been very responsive to our questions after the fact, and I would not hesitate to work with her again. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Audrey | February 5, 2016
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Highly Recommended
We highly recommend Robin Gorenberg for estate planning. After moving to Massachusetts from California, we were referred to her by friends who were very pleased with her services. There were some aspects of our estate that were complicated, and Robin provided very good guidance about how best to handle those challenges. She is highly knowledgeable about estate law, is attentive to details, responds in a timely manner to phone calls and emails, and is adept at explaining complicated legal jargon. In addition, Robin provided us with referrals to other legal and tax professionals when we were looking for assistance outside of estate law. Robin is not only skillful at her profession, but she has a warm disposition, making her enjoyable to work with. We would not hesitate to call upon Robin for any future estate planning needs.
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Posted by Matt | January 31, 2016
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Highly Recommended
Robin was an excellent guide through the often confusing world of estate planning. After listening closely to our needs and questions, she offered clear explanations and thoughtful recommendations. The process was smooth, thorough, and highly organized from start to finish. We've truly enjoyed working with Robin and highly recommend her.
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Posted by Jeanne | January 30, 2016
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Highly recommended.
Our 4 children were beneficiaries of a by-pass trust opened in Boston by their aunt in 1973. We live in California and needed help with Massachusetts trust laws. A family friend in Boston highly recommended Robin Gorenberg. Robin researched the changes made in 2012 in the Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code. She wrote letters, then contacted the bank holding the trust. She guided us through the somewhat complicated procedure. Through her persistence, diligence, and attention to detail our children received their inheritance. We are happy to give Robin the highest recommendation. It was a completely positive experience.
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Posted by Carol | January 20, 2016
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Outstanding
Robin Gorenberg helped us with our estate planning and drew up our will. She listened with attention, helped us probe sensitive issues tactfully and directly, explained and clarified with the necessary degree of detail, and came to us to witness the signing with two other witnesses. We enjoyed working with her, appreciated her expertise, and recommend her highly. and without reservation.
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Posted by David | January 14, 2016
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Great Work and Very Knowledgable
Back in 2013 my wife and I wanted to set-up trusts to protect our assets so that the most would be passed on to our children without a big tax hit. Robin took the time to explain the various options we had and based on our wishes made a great recommendation for us. She also at the same time set-up new Wills and Power of Attorney's for us. I would highly recommend using Robin for any of these needs.
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Posted by Nornan | January 11, 2016
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Great professional resource
Robin has been a great professional resource to our family guiding our estate planning strategy in a thoughtful way. She is a pleasure to work with and we recommend her highly.
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Robin Gorenberg, Attorney-at-Law
  • 1991 - Present
  • Associate
  • Barron & Stadfeld, P.C.
  • 1991 - 1991
  • Associate
  • Mofenson & Nicoletti
  • 1988 - 1991
  • paralegal
  • Ravech, Aronson & Shuman
  • 1981 - 1985
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Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Brandeis University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Probate of Estate for Real Estate Closing
  • Administration allowed, License to Sell obtained quickly, property closed.

Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Boston Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Boston Bar Association, Probate Section
  • Member
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • What You Need to Know About Estate Planning
  • General Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2006

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Estate planning Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Other
"I have known Robin for years and have relied on her for sound, practical estate planning advice."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Robin Gorenberg's work in the area of estate planning. I have practiced law in the Boston area for close to 20 years, and I have sent Robin a number of clients over that timespan. To a person, the clients have raved about Robin's expertise, manner, and efficiency. Her work is superb, and she has a knack for explaining complex concepts in a way that is readily understandable to the layperson. She is professional and personable, and I recommend her to anyone looking for estate planning advice and counsel."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Robin has handled estate planning matters for my firm for over ten years. She is knowledgeable, thorough and completes her work promptly. She has a good rapport with clients."
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