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  1. Estate Planning: 80%
    22 years
  2. Tax: 10%
    22 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    22 years



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Rico, Murphy & Diamond LLP

75 Second Avenue.
Suite 605
Needham, MA, 02494


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 199407/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®)National Association of Estate Planners & Councils2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRico, Murphy & Diamond LLP2014 - Present
PartnerShea, Diamond, Rico & Murphy LLP2014 - 2014
PartnerShea, Diamond & Rico LLP2012 - 2014
PartnerGilmore, Rees & Carlson, P.C.2010 - 2012
PartnerMcCarter & English, LLP (Formerly Gadsby Hannah, LLP)2005 - 2010
AssociateGadsby Hannah, LLP1998 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationGroup Chair of RPTE's Business Planning Group2013 - Present
Massachusetts Bar Association, Probate Law SectionMember2012 - Present
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow2011 - Present
Boston Estate Planning CouncilChair, Program Committee2013 - 2014
American Bar AssociationGroup Co- Vice Chair of RPTE's Business Planning Group2011 - 2013
Massachusetts Bar Association, Tax CouncilChair2010 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
MCLE's A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in MassachusettsBasic Strategies to Preserve and Protect the Family Business2013
MCLE's Drafting Irrevocable Trusts in MassachusettsIrrevocable Trusts Holding S Corporation Stock2013
Probate & Property magazine (ABA)Get Ready for the 3.8% Tax on Net Investment Income2013
Probate & Property magazine (ABA)Estate Planning with Portability in Decoupled States2013
SumNews, The Newsletter of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, Inc.®Estate Planning with Portability: What You Need to Know2012
Probate & Property magazine (ABA)Borrowing For Postmortem Liquidity, Part 2 - A Primer On IRC § 61662011
Probate & Property magazine (ABA)Borrowing for Postmortem Liquidity, Part 12010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxLL.M - Master of Laws1994
Western New England College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MBA's First Annual Probate Law ConferenceBasic Estate Planning for Married Couples2013
ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law/Section of Taxation Fall Joint MeetingBeyond IRC Section 6166: the Future of Graegin-Style Loans2013
MUPC Demystified Part V: Estate Planning under the MUPC Drafting Wills and TrustsEstate Planning Under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code2012
MUPC Basics: An Overview of the New Massachusetts Uniform Probate CodeEstate Planning Under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code2012
Lifetime Gift Planning in 2012Lifetime Gift Planning in 20122012
ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law/Section of Taxation Fall Joint MeetingState Decoupling in Business Succession Planning2011