Massachusetts Estate Planning, Tax Planning and Elder Law Lawyer
Cushing & Dolan, P.C.444 Washington Street Suite 203
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONCushing & Dolan was established in 1984 by Leo J. Cushing, Esq., CPA, LL.M., focusing on income tax and estate tax matters. Leo's goal was to provide the highest quality of legal services at a reasonable cost by drawing on his experience as a Big Eight tax attorney and criminal tax prosecutor with the Massachusetts Attorney General's office.
The firm has grown to provide legal services to individuals, families, businesses and lenders throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and beyond. For more information about our firm, or to speak with one of our tax and estate planning lawyers, we invite you to schedule a free consultation at one of our six convenient locations in the Boston area, including Boston, Waltham, Chestnut Hill, Westborough, Norwood and Woburn.
Cushing & Dolan is AV rated*, and our lawyers have been nominated by their legal peers as Super Lawyers and Best Real Estate Closing Attorneys. We regularly conduct seminars and lectures for attorneys, tax professionals and banking clients on estate and tax planning, long-term care planning, real estate settlements and other topics. Leo Cushing and his associates have handled more than 80,000 residential closings. Our attorneys are frequent contributors to the Money Matters radio program, discussing a wide range of financial and estate-related issues.
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
- Estate Planning / Tax Planning
Many of our estate planning lawyers are also certified public accountants (CPA) or have advanced law degrees (LL.M.) in taxation. This expertise enables our clients to take their estate plans to highly sophisticated levels in reducing exposure to state and federal estate, gift, income and gains taxes. Tax planning is a key consideration in our comprehensive and long-range approach to your estate planning, which may include: wills, durable powers of attorney, health care proxies, living wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, asset protection, IRA minimum distributions and multi-generational IRA planning.
- Elder Law
Elder law is an umbrella term for a range of legal issues relating to the retirement years. Our knowledgeable lawyers provide the comprehensive approach to give clients options — and peace of mind — for future scenarios: Medicaid planning, estate planning, tax planning and succession, reverse mortgages and all elder law issues, including funeral plans, charity legacy, elder financial abuse, conservatorship, special needs trusts and more.
- Probate Law
We advise and represent executors, trust administrators, beneficiaries and other parties with duties or vested interests in: probate administration, conservatorships, probate litigation and fiduciary representation. Probate can be costly, time-consuming and complex. Leo Cushing and the members of our probate team strive for efficient and cost-effective settling of estates and trusts. We are sensitive to conflicts within families, aiming for practical and confidential resolution over divisive and sometimes public battles in probate court.
- Family Law
The intersection of estate law and family law can complicate your goals of leaving your estate to your partner or children, or planning for your own care and asset preservation. Attuned to these complex scenarios, the estate planning lawyers of Cushing & Dolan, P.C., can guide you to solutions. Several of our lawyers have advanced law degrees in taxation or CPA credentials, in addition to our extensive knowledge of estate planning, property agreements, mortgage law and probate. We can help clients draft agreements to protect their separate assets and capably address all the estate-related implications of a divorce or breakup.
- Real Estate
We provide a full range of residential and commercial real estate services. Let us help you with all of your real estate needs. For more than 20 years our attorneys have been handling the full spectrum of legal concerns related to real estate. We offer a broad-based commercial real estate practice and serve our clients using our extensive experience with acquisition, development, financing and leasing of commercial properties. Our team of commercial real estate attorneys stand ready to advise you in managing your commercial real estate investments. We represent owners, developers, lenders, investors, buyers and sellers of commercial real estate projects.
- Tax Disputes
The highly qualified tax attorneys of Cushing & Dolan, P.C., offer sophisticated representation for disputes with the IRS or state tax authorities. In particular, we have the background to defend estate planning strategies, such as gifting or minimizing estate taxes, through business entities. Serving clients in Greater Boston and throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire, we represent individuals and owners of closely held businesses in IRS audits and appeals, and U.S. Tax Court litigation.
- Business Law
The business law attorneys at Cushing & Dolan, P.C., provide legal guidance to Boston businesses and companies throughout Massachusetts. At the time of a business startup, owners must make important decisions such as entity selection. Established businesses may face unexpected legal challenges in the form of contract disputes, ownership disputes, employee conflicts, corporate tax burdens and other matters that require thoughtful, knowledgeable legal advice.
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