Massachusetts Non-Compete Agreements – What is Reasonable and Enforceable

Massachusetts Non-Compete Agreements – What is Reasonable and Enforceable

Former Massachusetts Governor Patrick made some headlines in early 2014 with the proposition of banning the enforceability of non-compete agreements in Massachusetts. It was one of his many ideas to help spur innovation in the Bay State by helping ou

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6 Grants, Government Loans and Capital Resources Available to Massachusetts Small Businesses

6 Grants, Government Loans and Capital Resources Available to Massachusetts Small Businesses

Entering into the new year is always a prospect laced with uncertainty and excitement for most small businesses. And while entrepreneurs have always encountered risk, business owners rarely consider today’s federal and state governments as a hedge.

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Do I Need an Attorney to Start a Business? | Cape Cod Business Law

Do I Need an Attorney to Start a Business? | Cape Cod Business Law

When starting a business, the start-up costs can be immense, especially in Massachusetts where hidden fees and taxes are notoriously burdensome. Putting together a plan, and checking with all of the relevant local and state government entities is a

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Why Your Company Needs a Massachusetts LLC Buy-Sell Agreement

Collaborators in an enterprise are usually at their most enthusiastic when they first start the business. This has always been the case. It is exactly why lawyers like us repeatedly emphasize the importance of having an actual attorney draft the LLC

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Massachusetts Business Law Attorney Checklist – 6 Areas of Company Exposure

Massachusetts Business Law Attorney Checklist – 6 Areas of Company Exposure

When approached by a new or existing business, attorneys who specialize in business will assess, among other things, the risks faced by that business. This exercise is, however, much simpler than most people seem to think. Our firm always advises our

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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