Estate Planning Attorney

Serving families throughout Lynnfield, Wakefield, Reading, Peabody, Danvers, Beverly, Greater Boston Area, North Shore, and Southern New Hampshire area

I grew up in Central Pennsylvania in a close-knit rural community, surrounded by friends and family. My parents were older when they married and I have always been able to relate especially well with people older than myself. When I was young, my favorite times were spent at the family farm and enjoying times with my dad, when he would be including me in activities with his family and friends, many of whom who were quite a bit older than he, which is remarkable, since he was born in 1913! Taking care of my own family is a duty as well as privilege, and for me to be able to help others do the same, as part of my work, gives me great satisfaction.


After graduating with an A.B., magna cum laude, from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1980, Bill moved to Brookline to attend Boston University School of Law, where he obtained his J.D. in 1983. After law school, Bill provided legal services for nearly ten years to needy individuals and organizations through an interdenominational mission in Boston’s South End. Before joining the Family Estate Planning Law Group as Of Counsel, Bill previously worked with several other law firms, including having a partnership in Boston, until his partner’s untimely death in a skiing accident. During the past twenty-five years, Bill has focused on several areas of law, including probate and trust administration. He also represents an adoption placement agency and has assisted with hundreds of adoptions.

Bill is a member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is admitted to practice both in Massachusetts and in New Hampshire.

Bill and his wife, Lavinia, live on a farm in Hudson, New Hampshire where they have a garden and where they raised three children, two of whom are recently married and who have all graduated from college.