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MICHAEL D. BROCKELMAN is a partner at Bowditch & Dewey concentrating his practice in estate and business planning and estate and trust administration, primarily for clients in central Massachusetts. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He is a member of the Estate and Business Planning Council of Worcester County and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He received his B.A. degree from Cornell University, his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School, his CFP from College for Financial Planning and his LL.M. degree in taxation from Boston University.
PATRICIA L. DAVIDSON is a partner at Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, in the probate, trust and fiduciary litigation group and the business and general litigation group. Her practice focuses on helping families resolve issues involving wills, trusts and real estate, as well as disputes involving family and closely-held businesses. In addition, Ms. Davidson represents individual and institutional fiduciaries, and assists them with resolving conflicts concerning their rights and obligations. She was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Boston Magazine and Law & Politics every year between 2013 and 2018. Ms. Davidson earned her B.A. degree from Smith College and her J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School.
LISA M. NEELEY is of counsel with Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she focuses her practice on elder law, estate, and special needs planning matters. Ms. Neeley assists clients in the preparation and filing of complex MassHealth applications, from the planning and filing process through representation for any necessary appeals. In conjunction with her MassHealth expertise, Ms. Neeley has represented clients in appeal hearings regarding benefit eligibility issues before the Board of Hearings, Superior Court, and Massachusetts Appeals Court. Additionally, she has expertise in assisting elder and disabled clients with the process of applying for community MassHealth benefits to enable them to remain in their homes while receiving care. Ms. Neeley is a member of the Worcester County and Massachusetts bar associations and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter (member, Litigation Review Committee). She earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Assumption College; and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from New England School of Law where she served as senior literary editor of the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.
DONALD H. SIENKIEWICZ is the principal attorney at the Estate Preservation & Planning Law Offices, in Amherst, New Hampshire. He focuses his legal practice on estate planning, asset protection, and elder law. His practice also includes advising clients on tax-efficient wealth management, business succession planning, and long-term care planning through the use of revocable and irrevocable trusts, limited liability companies, and other legal arrangements. Mr. Sienkiewicz is a member New Hampshire Bar Association (Board of Governors), the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the New Hampshire Bar Association (Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Probate Section). He is licensed to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Mr. Sienkiewicz earned both of his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, in economics and environmental policy, at Boston University and his J.D. degree at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston.
MAUREEN C. TOBIN, JD, MST, CLU, is tax and legal coordinator at Ostberg & Associates Financial Services and Insurance. Ms. Tobin works with the firm's brokers to keep them up to date on a variety of tax and planning issues. She also works on a consultative basis with their clients' attorneys, accountants and other professional advisors to ensure that the client's existing estate, trust and business succession documents and the client's financial plan complement each other to meet the client's goals. She was a private practice attorney where she focused her practice in the areas of estate and trust planning, taxation, business succession planning, probate, and Medicaid planning. She has also been an advanced marketing attorney for several major life insurance companies. Ms. Tobin is a chartered life underwriter by The American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She has previously served as an adjunct professor for Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Our Lady of the Elms College, teaching several business law and paralegal courses. Ms. Tobin is a past president of the Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council. She earned her B.A. degree from Smith College; her J.D. degree from Western New England University School of Law; and her Master of Science degree, in taxation, from the University of Hartford's Barney School of Business.