I am a founding partner of Cocheco Elder Law Associates, PLLC, and a native of the New Hampshire seacoast area. My practice is dedicated to building wealth enhancement strategies for my client families' estates and businesses, using far-reaching advanced planning to achieve preserved wealth for generations. My priority is my relationship with my client families and their personal, professional, and estate goals.
I am a member of both the New Hampshire and Maine Bars. I am admitted to practice before all courts, state and federal, in both New Hampshire and Maine. My practice includes elder law, Veterans and Medicaid planning, estate and wealth transfer planning, incapacity protection, asset protection planning, estate and trust administration, disability planning, special needs trusts, retirement asset planning, business law, and real estate.
I am a frequent lecturer on basic and sophisticated estate planning topics. I have authored articles on a variety of topics related to business law, sophisticated asset protection, estate planning, and probate administration.
I am often asked to be a guest speaker at community and professional seminars dealing with estate planning topics ranging from guardianships to complex estate planning. I was a weekly guest host of the radio show, “Money Matters,” for more than 10 years on the Money Matters Radio Network. I am currently a guest host of “Open Mic" with Mike Pomp on WTSN AM-1270 at 9:00 am on the 1st Friday of each month.
I received my B.A. degree from the University of New Hampshire and my J.D. from Ohio Northern University. I am a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the New Hampshire Estate Planning Council. I serve on the Board of Directors of the Wentworth Douglass Hospital and Health Foundation as well as the Planned Giving Advisory Committee, Advancement Committee, and By-Laws Committee of the Foundation.
I am the past president of the Rockingham County Bar Association as well as a former Director and Executive Board member of the Derry Economic Development Corporation and an Incorporator and Executive Board member of the Community Alliance for Teen Safety (CATS).
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|New Hampshire Estate Planning Council||Member||N/A|
|Wentworth Douglass Hospital and Health Foundation||Board of Directors||N/A|
|Rockingham County Bar Association||President||1993 - 1994|
|Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of Law||N/A||1993|
|University of New Hampshire||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)||1982|
|Legally Speaking with Tom Torr||Elder Law, Medicaid, Estate Planing, Long-Term Care Planning and Veterans Benefits||2017|
|Open Mic||Complex Estate Planning||2016|
|Money Matters||Estate Planning and Guardianships||2015|
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