About Our Team

Our goal is to attract and retain the best and the brightest to be part of our team, from our attorneys, to our paralegals, to our administrative staff. We strive to create a culture and work environment where every employee that walks through the door each day walks in with a sense of pride and ownership in Seegel Lipshutz & Lo.

Richard L. Seegel, Esq.Richard L. Seegel, Esq.

Richard concentrates his law practice in the areas of real estate, zoning and permitting. A Wellesley resident for more than 30 years, Richard is active in town government, where he currently serves as chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals. In the past, he has been a member of the Advisory Committee, chairman of the Board of Public Works, and chairman of the Town Government Study Committee. He was also a contributing editor to the New England Real Estate Journal. Prior to partnering with David in 1991, Richard spent several years in the lumber and building materials business.

Education

  • Columbia University, J.D., Stone Scholar
  • Cornell University

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts

Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

David M. Lipshutz, Esq.David M. Lipshutz, Esq.

David practices in the areas of estate planning, charitable planned giving, trust and estate administration, non-profit law, and taxation. In addition, David maintains a significant corporate and real estate practice, which includes representing franchisees, restaurant owners, doctors, dentists, and various other professionals and business owners. David also acts as counsel to numerous non-profit organizations, such as Hebrew SeniorLife, Children’s Hospital Boston, and Shriners Hospital. As part of his estate planning practice, David advises clients on long-term care planning for elders, including nursing home care financing, Medicaid eligibility, and appeals before the Office of Medicaid Hearing Board.

Education

  • Boston University, L.L.M, Taxation
  • Suffolk Law School, J.D.
  • Clark University, B.A., Economics

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Tax Court

Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Five Star Professional

Jennifer M. Lo, Esq.Jennifer M. Lo, Esq.

Jennifer practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, elder law, charitable planned giving, taxation, business formation, and non-profit law. Her estate planning practice consists of working with individuals and families to develop and implement estate plans to meet each client’s dispositional goals while minimizing estate taxes. As part of this practice, Jennifer advises clients on long-term care planning for elders and special needs trust planning for parents of children with disabilities, including nursing home care financing and Medicaid eligibility. Her estate and trust administration practice consists of representing and advising fiduciaries in all aspects of the probate process and assisting fiduciaries in satisfying their obligations and duties to beneficiaries and the court, through the preparation of court filings, the preparation of income and estate tax returns, the distribution of assets to beneficiaries, and the administration of ongoing trusts. Jennifer also represents beneficiaries in disputes with fiduciaries in various estate and trust matters. Prior to forming Seegel Lipshutz & Lo, Jennifer was an associate and then a partner in Seegel Lipshutz & Wilchins LLP for eight years.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, L.L.M., Taxation, with distinction, Georgetown Graduate Tax Scholar
  • Lewis & Clark, College, J.D., cum laude, Articles Editor for the Journal of Small & Emerging Business Law
  • Cornell University, B.S., Industrial Labor & Relations

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia

Molly Cochran, Esq.Molly Cochran, Esq.

Molly concentrates her practice in commercial litigation, probate litigation, and employment law. Molly has tried cases in the federal and state courts, before arbitration panels, and before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. She formerly practiced with Bingham, Dana & Gould (now Bingham McCutchen), Sullivan & Worcester, LLP, and most recently was a partner at Seegel Lipshutz & Wilchins, LLP. In addition, Molly served as general counsel for a national network of nonprofit organizations for several years. Molly was elected to the Town of Stoughton School Committee in 2015.

Education

Admitted to Practice

Associations

Neil Cohen EsquireNeil L. Cohen, Esq.

Neil practices in the areas of estate planning, wealth strategies design, trust funding, estate administration and trust administration. He also counsels individuals on the formation and administration of tax-exempt charitable organizations. As part of this practice he also counsels clients on a variety of income, gift, estate and non-profit tax preparation and compliance issues and works closely with client’s accountants. Neil started his career out of law school in the Boston office of Arthur Anderson LLP as a tax consultant and quickly joined their Private Client’s Group. He began practicing estate planning, estate administration and trust administration law as an associate in the Private Client’s Group of Nixon Peabody LLP and then Broude & Hochberg, LLP in Boston and was most recently a partner at Woodman & Eaton, P.C. in Concord, Massachusetts.

A long-time resident of Reading, Neil has been very involved in the community. In addition to being the current Chairperson of the Commissioners of Trust Funds he is a past director of the Reading Public Library Foundation and has previously served as the Vice Chair of the Tax Classification Advisory Committee, a member of the Finance Committee and a Town Meeting Member.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
  • Hobart College B.A. Economics

Admitted to Practice

Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Paige DurantPaige C. Durant, Paralegal

Paige has over 25 years experience in Estate Administration. She works closely with personal representatives of decedents’ estates and their families to aid in the administration process, from the date of death through the closing of the estate. She has handled both large estates and insolvent estates, with substantial experience in the preparation of probate documents, inventories, accountings, fiduciary and estate tax returns. She also has experience in preparing MassHealth applications.

Education

  • Northeastern University, B.S., Political Science

Michael J. Glazerman, Esq.Michael J. Glazerman, Esq.

Michael concentrates his practice in the area of real estate. Prior to joining the Firm, Michael was a Partner and a Senior Counsel with the law firm of Burns & Levinson LLP, where he focused his practice in commercial real estate development and commercial leasing. He is also experienced in negotiating and preparing construction documentation, including construction contracts and design professional contracts. From 1988 to 1998, Michael held various committee chairs in the Commercial Leasing Group of the ABA’s Real Property, Trust & Estates Section including as Chairman of the Office Leasing Committee. He also served as member of the Construction and Design Committee of that Section. He has lectured on commercial leasing issues in various national law forums sponsored by the ABA, and authored several articles, including “Asbestos in Commercial Buildings”, published in the Real Property, Probate & Trust Journal. Since 2005, Michael has served on the governing council for the ABA Real Estate, Trust & Estates Section. Michael has been on the Editorial Board of Probate & Property since 1998, serving as Real Estate Articles Editor from 2001 to 2008. Michael is a member of the American Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association. He was honored as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in 2004.

Education

  • Princeton University, A.B.
  • Harvard Law School, LL.B.

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts

Associations

  • Boston and American (Chairman, Leasing Committee; Member, Construction and Design Committee; Governing Council, 2005—; Real Property, Trust and Estates Section) Bar Associations.

James Grumbach James Grumbach, Esq., Of Counsel

Jim is an experienced litigation with over 30 years of experience. Jim’s litigation practice focuses on insurance coverage, professional liability, personal injury, property damage, business disputes, employment, construction, real estate and other matters. Jim brings substantial experience in civil litigation to his clients, representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of settings. Early in his career, Jim represented large insurance companies and insurance brokers. This experience, combined with his current role as a counselor to individuals and small companies and his work with public insurance adjusters, provides clients with a well-rounded understanding of the industry and how best to overcome challenges. Over the course of his successful career, Jim has tried countless cases, both jury and jury-waived, as well as before administrative and other tribunals and hearing officers.

Education

  • Boston University Law Center, J.D.
  • Yale University

Susan J. Kay, Esq.Susan J. Kay, Esq.

Susan Kay has practiced law in Massachusetts for over 15 years. Her primary focus has been advising individuals and mortgage lenders on all types of commercial and residential real estate transactions. Susan represents property owners with respect to real estate acquisitions and sales and advises them on appropriate legal ownership structures and financing especially as they relate to the owners’ estate planning goals.

Education

  • Suffolk University School of Law School, J.D.
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., Political Science

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts

Associations

  • Women’s Bar Association

Natalene Ong, EsqNatalene Ong, Esq.

Natalene’s practice is primarily concentrated in the areas of estate planning, charitable planned giving, nonprofit law, taxation including individual and fiduciary income tax as well as gift tax planning and preparation. Her trust administration practice consists of preparation of accountings and the administration of ongoing trusts. Natalene has experience in drafting a variety of estate planning documents to achieve the dispositional goals of clients and minimize estate, gift, and income taxes.

Education

  • New York University, L.L.M, Taxation
  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • Northwestern University, B.A., Political Science and Psychology

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • New York
  • New Jersey

JBS4John B. Shinn, Esq.

John practices primarily in the areas of business law and litigation. He has represented a wide range of business clients, including businesses involved in sporting equipment manufacturing, clothing manufacturing, and the food and beverage industry. John assists his business clients in choosing and forming the most appropriate legal entities and negotiates financing for them. He is familiar with drafting all types of operational and distribution contracts and protecting trademarks and copyrights from infringements. John began his legal career at Korein Tillery, LLC in St. Louis, one of the country’s leading plaintiffs’ complex-litigation firms, and was as an associate at Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. in Boston for several years. He has a strong background in litigation, intellectual property and insurance coverage. In addition to being an attorney, John is also an MLBPA Certified Player Agent and represents professional baseball players regarding contract negotiations, endorsements, salary arbitration and free agency. John is a frequent presenter both as an attorney and agent, and is on the Board of Advisors for the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute at University of New Hampshire School of Law.

Education

  • Saint Louis University of School of Law, J.D.
  • Hamilton College, B.A., Psychology

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • Missouri
  • United State District Court, District of Massachusetts

JBS4Timothy Weeks, Esq.

Tim practices in the areas of estate planning, tax, and estate and trust administration. Tim works with individuals and families to advise them on various estate planning strategies and techniques as they contemplate the best method of disposition of assets for their loved ones. Tim works closely with his clients to develop and implement practical and tax efficient estate plans that meet with his clients’ objectives. Tim represents a number of families with children and/or family members with special needs. On the estate administrative side of his practice, Tim is frequently in probate court for estate settlement matters and advises professional trustees on fiduciary compliance obligations. Tim is well versed in the federal and state tax laws and the preparation of an array of tax returns, such as individual income tax returns, fiduciary income tax returns, estate and gift tax returns, having worked as a tax associate in the tax law firm of M. Robinson & Co., P.C. early on in his career.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, Graduate Tax Program, LL.M. in Taxation
  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D. Recipient of the Northeastern University School of Law Merit Scholarship
  • Boston College, B.A., Dean’s List

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • Unites States District Court, District of Massachusetts