The Cryptocurrency Post – What Will Blockchain Mean to Massachusetts Businesses?

The future of digital "crypto" currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum is the subject of much disagreement among technology and finance experts. But most in these fields agree that the underlying technology, called “blockchain,” will be important in

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5 Red Flags in Massachusetts Non-Profit Governance

5 Red Flags in Massachusetts Non-Profit Governance

Non-profit entities and charities serve an important function in the United States’ free market economy. We have agreed as a society to promote organizations that are committed to fulfilling a public benefit, and therefore grant these organizations

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Starting a Marijuana Dispensary in Massachusetts – A Medical Marijuana Attorney’s Notes

Starting a Marijuana Dispensary in Massachusetts – A Medical Marijuana Attorney’s Notes

With a revised application process over the 2012 “Act for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana”, the Massachusetts law is now among the most straightforward in the country for use of medical Cannabis. The Department of Public Health, the gov

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The Massachusetts Benefit Corporation – The Baystate’s New Business Innovation

While capitalism remains the most favored market system in the developed world, many individuals still believe the free market model incentivizes bad behavior. These beliefs typically target the traditional corporate model that prioritizes profits ov

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How to Start a Massachusetts Marijuana Business – A Question 4 Primer

On November 8, 2016, Massachusetts was among the three states whose voters approved a measure for the taxation and regulation of marijuana for “recreational” use. Total state excise and sales tax on marijuana is scheduled to come in at a total of

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Business Law Strategies

What do you need to know to operate a business in Massachusetts? These resources can help whether you are starting a business, acquiring one, or just converting your business formation to a limited liability entity. . .

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Estate Planning Primers

While pro-active families form an estate plan early and review every 4-5 years, it is never too late. This section highlights tips on your last will, and why every Massachusetts resident needs a health care proxy and power of attorney. . .

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Medicaid Planning Tips

Gaining eligibility for Medicaid under MassHealth is a detailed process where the difference between acceptance and denial is thousands of dollars. These resources provide you with a basic understanding of Medicaid planning. . .

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Probate Process FAQs

While many estate plans attempt to avoid the probate process, the probate court is still a good tool in the fair distribution of assets upon a person's death. We have compiled some articles you should find useful in understanding this process. . .

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From Our Clients

My experience with McNamara & Yates, P.C. was more than I expected. Not only were they experts in the technicalities of elder law & MassHealth, but they were compassionate. Many times I was confused, [and] all it too to make sense of things was a phone call. They retutrned my call promptly and courteously. Thank You!

- Judith Fueyo, PhD

I have been referring my clients to McNamara & Yates for over 10 years. All of them told me that they did a fantastic job. I highly recommend them for your elder law needs.

- Gerard A. Trepanier, CPA

Bill Yates provided significant guidance throughout the entire estate process. Inevitably complex matters arise warranting professional experience and expertise. At times, these issues are quite daunting. In every instance, Mr. Yates handled all of the "bumps in the road" in an expeditious and legally correct manner. Finally, his fees for all of this were extremely reasonable. Highly recommended.

- E. Michael Quinlan

Bill worked diligently to update my mother's will, as well as a new living trust and Massachusetts family LLC. This allowed her to consolidate various real estate and other assets into a single, consolidated format. Bill was very easy and comfortable to work with, and extremely responsive to new questions or issues. I was fortunate to find Bill. We will certainly continue to consult with he and Tim as we encounter estate planning issues in the future.

- Joseph Sweeney

Our Attorneys

  • William M. Yates, Esq. Senior Partner

    Attorney Yates accepts cases in the areas of Business Law, Estate Planning & Asset Preservation, Long Term Care Planning, Estate Administration (Probate), and Veterans Benefits Counseling. . .

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  • Tim J. McNamara, Esq. Junior Partner

    Attorney McNamara grew up on Cape Cod and graduated from the University of New Hampshire Law School in 2009, moving to Washington D.C. shortly after passing the bar. . . Read More