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Should I Place My Home and Assets Into a Revocable or Irrevocable Trust?

Reasons and foundations for creating trusts date as far back as Ancient Rome. But even under modern U.S. legal structure, the trust is still one of the most important innovations in property law. So it is natural that we frequently use trusts in esta

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What Do I Pay on Taxes for an Estate in Massachusetts?

What Do I Pay on Taxes for an Estate in Massachusetts?

When a family member or other loved one passes away, there can be a lot of feelings and side issues that hit a family all at once. The event, in short, is overwhelming. And when time passes, giving the survivors a period to mourn and collect themselv

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Protecting Your Business – Preventive Legal Audits Part 2

Protecting Your Business – Preventive Legal Audits Part 2

Though the first part of our article series on legal audits focused on a business sale, we mentioned that there are more reasons to consult an attorney for a legal audit. Even the best intentions with a limited liability company, partnership or corpo

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When Is Probate Required? Massachusetts Law and Probate Alternatives

When Is Probate Required? Massachusetts Law and Probate Alternatives

People during their lives focus on squaring away their estates to achieve all sorts of goals; to avoid inheritance taxes, to survive the MassHealth look back rules, or maybe simply to forego the probate process. Some, of course don’t plan for anyth

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How to Sell a Business – Preventive Legal Audits Part 1

Many small businesses considering a sale are at least two years out from obtaining fair market value on their operations. This is mainly due to the fact that the business owner(s) has been focused inward on running the business, not outward on sellin

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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