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Melinda J Kwart

Elder law Attorney at Taunton, MA

4.4   7 reviews
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  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 33 years
    Rhode Island - RI 34 years
    Delaware - DE 37 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State DE
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Melinda

Learn Melinda’s areas of practice.

Melinda J. Kwart's practice includes business and corporate law, real estate and estate planning. She routinely handles corporate governance, finance, licensing and leasing issues on behalf of clients, as well as contractual and transactional matters. Additionally Ms. Kwart has developed a niche practice in advising professional practice groups. Ms. Kwart has also concentrated her practice in estate planning, probate and trust administration services, having practiced in this field for more than 10 years. She enhanced this practice area by acquiring an L.L.M. from the graduate tax program at Boston University School of Law. She earned her B.A. from University of Wisconsin -1979, and graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1983 with high honors. Ms. Kwart is licensed to practice in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Delaware, and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts located in those states.

Ms. Kwart was born in Wilmington, Delaware. She is married to Andrew A. Amatruda, Jr. They reside with their two boys in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2015
Estate Planning
Melinda wrote our Last Will and Testament plus related trusts which constitute a major part of our estate plan. She was amazingly patient guiding us through the process, making sure she fully understood our wishes and explaining all the legal jargon. She answered all our questions and we never felt rushed. Part of the funding of our trusts required that we go through our local bank. The manager who reads a lot of trusts was quite impressed with the quality of Melinda’s work. We would highly recommend Melinda if you are looking for an accomplished attorney who will freely give you her time and who will provide you with excellent legal guidance.
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Posted by Jordan | March 17, 2015
Couldn't Be Happier!
Starting a business was something I knew nothing about. Melinda was very informative and helpful guiding me through the process. She always set up a meeting quickly and was completely honest. She shared useful tips and had a genuine interest in my business. What else would you want from a lawyer?
Posted by Thomas | March 15, 2015
Attorney Kwart is a very impressive attorney.
Melinda Kwart is one of the smartest attorneys I've ever encountered. She's thoughtful in her approach to her practice, focused on her clients' needs, and dedicated to getting to the best possible result for all those she works for. She's also one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. As a client I cannot be happier with her work on my behalf.
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Posted by Edalina | April 7, 2014
Wonderful Attorney
When my husband of 30+ years came down with terminal cancer and was only given a few short months to live, we had to put our affairs in order. Attorney Kwart was responsive and compassionate to our circumstances. She walked us through the process and made a horrible situation bearable.
Posted by Colleen | February 21, 2013
James & Colleen Curry
Melinda was excellent. She took the time to listen and advised us on our estate based on what our goals were. She was personable and patient. I would HIGHLY recommend Melinda to anyone who needs estate planning. My husband and I are in our 30’s, have children, and own a business. Melinda was meticulous with all aspects of our life. A wonderful attorney and person.
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Posted by Thomas J. Percy | September 14, 2010
Excellent Estate Planner
Attorney Kwart advised my wife and i on how best to set up our estate plan and what documents were best for us. She was great. We couldn't be happier with how she helped us, and her fees were very reasonable.
Posted by Cindy | December 27, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
If I could give zero stars I would!
Contacted Percy Law Group twice on separate occasions, once for elder law and once for copyright law concerns. No response for either. Then I was named a devisee in a will and notified by Melinda Kwart. I paid for an attorney NOT affiliated with Percy Law Group only to discover I was never a devisee at all, nor did they never apologized for this major blunder. When I first sought them out (prior to the will fiasco signed by Melinda Kwart) I accessed AVVO and was convinced by the high ratings. But after these THREE VERY POOR instances, I have no idea how Melinda or this group is getting such a high rating. I can only assume the source must be friends, relatives and coworkers. Steer clear.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Percy Law Group P.C.
  • 2006 - Present

Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2002
  • Duke Univ School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Wisconsin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Associations

  • Planning Board, City of Attleboro, MA, 2000 - Present
  • 2000 - Present
  • Provision of Legal Services to Adoption and Foster Care Mentoring, Inc.
  • Pro-Bono
  • N/A
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar Association
  • N/A
  • State of Rhode Island Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • St. Anne's Credit Union Membership
  • Wills & Trusts 101
  • 2015
  • University of Delaware
  • Business Law
  • 1989

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Elder law Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Melinda Kwart is a kind, compassionate Elder Law Attorney. She listens to her clients needs. I endorse Attorney Kwart."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Melinda is a highly intelligent and hard working lawyer who works very hard for her clients. She's personable and accessible. Trust her with your legal needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Melinda is a wonderful Estate Planning Attorney. She is extremely patient and knowledgeable. She is able to assess her clients needs in a caring, compassionate manner."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melinda is a competent knowledgeable Attorney. She is also compassionate and understanding to her clients needs. Highly recommend Melinda for all your Estate Planning needs."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Melinda is an intelligent, experienced, hard working attorney, with the understanding and empathy a person or family would hope for in an attorney while dealing with delicate end of life planning and decisions."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. She is very intelligent, knowledgable and highly ethical."
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Taunton Elder law Lawyer Melinda J Kwart
Melinda J Kwart
Elder law Attorney
Taunton, MA
Licensed for 37 years
Free Consultation