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
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • New Hampshire

Benjamin Byun, Trusts and Estates AttorneyBenjamin Byun, Esq.

Benjamin focuses his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships, and elder law. He works with individuals and families to protect assets, reduce estate taxes, and efficiently carry out their testamentary intentions. He also advises personal representatives, trustees and other fiduciaries on the legal aspects of administering complex estates and trusts including contested probates, preparation of estate tax returns, and post-mortem tax planning. Prior to joining the firm, he was practicing in the Trusts and Estates Group at Mirick O’Connell.

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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

James Grumbach James Grumbach, Esq., Of Counsel

Jim is an experienced litigator 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

Brian R. Hachey, Esq.

Brian has been representing long term care facilities and hospitals for over a decade, specializing in matters regarding informed consent for treatment of incapacitated elders. During this time Brian has been involved in over 1,000 guardianships in all Massachusetts counties, both commencing guardianship or amending decrees/modifying/extending existing substituted judgment orders. Brian also serves as outside counsel for several Boston area hospitals with regard to substituted judgment, guardianship and civil commitment proceedings. Brian’s practice involves financial aspects of long term care, including seeking the appointment of neutral fiduciaries to facilitate timely filing and advancement of applications for MassHealth long-term care benefits. He represents fiduciaries with regard to inventories, accountings, licenses to sell real estate and rendering complete settlements of accounts. Brian additionally represents long term care facilities with regard to matters related to involuntary discharge and matters involving delinquent accounts or fraud.

Education

  • Roger Williams University, JD.
  • University of New Hampshire, cum laude

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Maine
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • 1st Circuit Federal Court

Memberships

  • Norfolk County Bar Association

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

Patricia Keane Martin, Esq.

Patti’s practice concentrates on all aspects of elder law litigation involving contested guardianships, conservatorships, will contests, and trust and estate administration disputes. She also advises clients on estate planning matters with attention to long term care planning, special needs and disability planning.

Patti is a frequent lecturer for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education where she presents at the “Masshealth Process from Application to Approval”, created and chaired “Use of Guardianships and Conservatorships for Individuals with Fluctuating Capacity” and “Elder Law Litigation.” She is an active member of the Mass Chapter for the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys in which she serves as chair of the Advocacy Committee. MassNAELA has awarded her with the John J. Ford Advocacy Award in 2014 and 2015 as well as NAEAL Chapter member of the year in 2018. She was honored as one of the Top Women in the Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2016.

Patti is a graduate of William Smith College and Suffolk Law School. Prior to entering law school, she was an economics and United States government instructor at the Ethel Walker School and a research assistant on several archaeological sites in Ecuador and Egypt. She is an active member of her community in Mansfield where she has served as the coach of several travel and AAU basketball teams. She serves on the development committee and planned giving committee at Xaverian Brother’s High School and is on the board of directors at the Barton/Joslin Camp for children with Type 1 diabetes.

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
  • William Smith College, B.A.

Admitted to Practice:

  • Massachusetts

Associations:

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – Public Policy Committee; Litigation Review Committee
  • Boston Bar Association – Fiduciary Litigation Committee
  • Barton Center for Diabetes Education – Board of Trustees
  • Xavarian Brothers High School – Member of Planned Giving and Advancement Committees
  • Mansfield Women of Today Member (a community service organization)
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Patricia Keane Martin

Rated by Super Lawyers

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Selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers: 2016 – 2018. As one of a small number of attorneys selected to Super Lawyers, Patricia Keane Martin gained this recognition through professional achievement, peer recognition, and other distinguishing criteria.

Seth J. Urbanoski, Esq.

Seth focuses his practice on probate matters, with experience in guardianships and conservatorships, estate administration, and probate litigation. His clients include hospitals, nursing homes, individuals, and families and he concentrates his practice in eastern Massachusetts. Mr. Urbanoski has a depth of experience in the courtroom, and has successfully litigated contested matters in cases of elder abuse and self-neglect due to mental illness. A member of the Massachusetts Bar, Mr. Urbanoski received his B.A. in business management with a minor in economics, cum laude, from Emmanuel College, Boston, and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. Mr. Urbanoski is a member of the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Guardianship Association, and Treasurer of the Emmanuel College Alumni Association.

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
  • Emmanuel College, B.A.

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts

Associations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Guardianship Association
  • Emmanuel College Alumni Association Board of Directors – Board Member and Treasurer