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Brian Barreira - Plymouth, Massachusetts

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  • Massachusetts
  • Licensed for 35 years
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law ...
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  About

Since 1996, the Law Offices of Brian E. Barreira in Plymouth and Hingham, Massachusetts have provided legal services to individuals, married couples, business owners, senior citizens, disabled persons and their families in the areas of estate planning, long-term care planning (including Medicaid or MassHealth applications and fair hearing appeals), governmental benefits planning (including SSI), estate and gift tax matters and Probate Court issues (including estates, trusts, guardianships and conservatorships). Brian is dedicated to providing the highest level of legal expertise to clients while attempting to keep matters as simple as possible to hold clients overall costs down. Brian received his law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1984. Later, while practicing law, he enrolled part-time in the Graduate Tax Program at Boston University School of Law, where he attained a Master of Laws in Taxation in 1990. An early leader in the development of elder law as a specialty, Brian served for 6 years as the first Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the American Bar Association s General Practice Section. He has also served as President, Treasurer and Director of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Lawyers, and as Chair of the Committee on Long-Term Health Care Issues of the American Bar Association s Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section. Among Brian s diverse experiences, he has served as a background source on elder financial abuse reports for the Boston Globe Spotlight Team and 60 Minutes; as an undercover informant for the Massachusetts Lawyer General s Office in shutting down an organization that was fraudulently selling trusts to senior citizens; and as an expert witness in a recent case opposing the fees of two lawyers who attempted to charge over $500,000 for an 83-day temporary guardianship. Brian has been published nationally numerous times in such legal journals as Estate Planning, Probate & Property

  Legal Issues
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
  • Tax Law
  • MassHealth Applications & Fair Hearing Appeals
  • Special Needs Trusts & Governmental Benefit Planning
  • Guardianship & Conservatorship
  Costs
  • Retaines and Rates
    My offices always charges for initial consultations. (You may not like the idea of paying for the first meeting, but do you really want your estate planning lawyer to essentially be on commission?)
  Certificates
Certified Elder Law Lawyer
National Elder Law Foundation since 1996. NELF is a private organization, whose standards for certification have been approved by the American Bar Association but are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  Accepted Jurisdictions
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts Jurdictions
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
Since 1998
Massachusetts Jurdictions
Massachusetts
Since 1985
  Experience
  • Lawyer
    Law Offices of Brian E. Barreira, Plymouth and Hingham, Massachusetts
    1996
  • Lawyer
    Winokur, Winokur, Serkey & Rosenberg, P.C., Plymouth, Massachusetts
    1998
  • Lawyer
    Barron & Stadfeld, Boston, Massachusetts
    1997
  • Estate Settlement Specialist
    State Street Bank and Trust Company, Boston, Massachusetts
    1995
 Educations
Boston University School of Law
LL.M. | Taxation
Graduation year: 1987
Boston University School of Law
J.D. | Law
Graduation year: 1981
Boston College
B.S. | Operations Management
Graduation year: 1976
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