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
  • Oregon

Associations

  • Bike Newton, Inc., Director

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.

Education

Admitted to Practice

Associations

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

Jennifer Z. Flanagan, Esq.

Jennifer has practiced law in the metropolitan Boston area for more than 20 years. She specializes in trusts and estates law and taxation for a diverse client base. She counsels individuals and all types of family entities — traditional and blended families, multi-generational families, and same-sex couples – and is experienced in estate planning for high net worth estates. She helps clients set up trusts to benefit minor children or a family member with special needs or to further philanthropic aspirations. She also helps families keep treasured vacation retreats in the family by creating a trust or a limited liability company to hold real estate owned by multiple family members. She frequently advises trustees to ensure that they are meeting their fiduciary responsibilities and when a parent or grandparent has provided a trust for the benefit of the younger generation, she partners with the family financial advisor to educate and counsel these young people about the purposes of the trust and how to handle wealth responsibly.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law School, L.L.M., Taxation
  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., Math

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts

Associations

  • Boston Estate Planning Council
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Barakat, Inc., a public charity dedicated to providing basic education and advancing literacy for women and children in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Karen Folb, Esq.Karen J. Folb, Esq.

Karen has twenty years of experience in the fields of tax law and estate planning, including having been a tax associate at the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand, and an associate at the law firms of Deutsch Williams, and Vacovec Mayotte & Singer. Karen’s practice is primarily concentrated in the areas of estate planning and taxation, including individual, corporate, and fiduciary income tax, as well as estate and gift tax planning and preparation. Karen has extensive experience in drafting a variety of estate planning documents to achieve the dispositional goals of her clients as well as minimizing estate, gift and income taxes.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, L.L.M, Taxation
  • Suffolk University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Law Review Editor
  • Syracuse University, B.S., Finance, cum laude

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts

Pro Bono Activities

  • Massachusetts Bar Foundation Lifetime Fellow
  • Needham Youth Services Board Member

Richard T. Foote, Marketing Director

Richard is responsible for marketing activities at the firm. His previous positions include Chief Marketing Officer at Bowditch & Dewey, Director of Marketing and Strategy for the Financial Services Practice of Arthur Andersen in New England, Director of Corporate Development at SkillSoft Corporation and Director of Corporate Development at John Hancock Mutual Funds. A lawyer by training, Richard’s early career included eleven years as a practicing attorney as in-house counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary for John Hancock Funds and as an enforcement attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Education

  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • St. Lawrence University, B.A., Government/Biology

Associations

  • MIT Enterprise Forum

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.

Susan 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

Meyer H. Potashman, Esq.

Meyer is a corporate attorney with broad-based experience helping business clients to minimize their risk as they navigate through their day-to-day operations, expansion plans and exit strategies. Meyer helps entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies and privately-held businesses to structure the financing necessary to fund and expand their operations. Skilled in advising clients on bankruptcy and economic distress matters, he helps business clients restructure their debt. When they are creditors, he assists clients in developing optimal workouts to maximize recovery of their investment. He gives practical advice in drafting all types of corporate contracts including sales contracts, vendor agreements and employment contracts. He also helps facilitate successful mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He has advised clients in a variety of industries including medical and dental practices, hospitality businesses private equity, venture capital, high tech, biotechnology and medical devices.

Education

  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Economics & International Relations

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts

Associations

  • Local Rules Advisory Committee, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Young Lawyers Committee of Combined Jewish Philanthropies

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