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Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. provides legal counsel to businesses, individuals, and families, often spanning multiple generations. The firm’s expertise includes negotiating complex business transactions; providing sophisticated tax, estate planning and business succession strategies; litigating high value business and fiduciary disputes; purchasing, financing and leasing real property; and resolving family law and marital conflicts.  The firm’s lawyers have the knowledge and experience to provide our clients with unwavering and compassionate representation in our areas of expertise.

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We are pleased to announce that Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers has once again been ranked as one of the "Best Law Firms in America" by U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers. These rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. We are honored to receive this recognition.

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Seven TBHR Attorneys Named to "Best Lawyers" List

August 15, 2019

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected guide to the legal profession, has released the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers list. Bill Rodgers, a founding partner at Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, has been named "Lawyer of the Year" in the Boston region for his work with Closely-Held Companies and Family Business Law. In addition, six other attorneys from the firm have been named to the 2020 Best Lawyers list: • Richard P. Breed, III was named a Best Lawyer in Trusts & Estates. • Albert A. DeNapoli was named a Best Lawyer in Litigation-Trusts & Estates. • Mark S. Furman was named a Best Lawyer in Litigation-Trusts & Estates. • Jeffrey P. Hart was named a Best Lawyer in Tax Law in Boston. • Patricia Saint James was named a Best Lawyer in Family Law Mediation. • Edward D. Tarlow was named a Best Lawyer in Trusts & Estates. "It is a great honor to be recognized by my peers as Lawyer of the Year," said Bill Rodgers. "What makes me proud is that so many of my partners were also elected as Best Lawyers."

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David Valente Published in ABA eReport

July 31, 2019

TBHR's David Valente authored an article entitled "A Proper Lesson on an Improper Exercise of a Power of Appointment" for the American Bar Association eReport. The article dissected a recent decision by the Nebraska Supreme Court on the validity of a purported exercise of a non-general testamentary power of appointment in favor of the powerholder's own trust. In ultimately finding the exercise to be ineffective, the Court's holding serves as a cautionary tale to trustees who are required to act on such exercises and reiterates the importance of careful draftsmanship.

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TBHR Assists in Noteworthy Accounting Merger

July 2, 2019

A team led by TBHR partners Michael Radin and Jeff Hart has helped to bring about one of the most notable recent mergers of accounting firms in New England. TBHR advised Rodman & Rodman CPAs, a Waltham-based accounting and business advisory firm, in their merger with Bangor, Maine based BerryDunn, which was announced on July 1, 2019. The merged firm, which will operate under the BerryDunn name, creates one of the region's largest CPA firms, with more than 400 employees and seven offices, including Bangor, ME, Portland, ME, Manchester, NH, Waltham, MA, Hartford, CT Charleston, WV, and Phoenix, AZ. "Working closely with sophisticated accountants is always rewarding and we were pleased to help Rodman & Rodman, P.C. take an important next step in the growth of their firm and wish them continued success," said Jeff Hart. "TBHR was involved very early in the process, assisting with the structure of the transaction and the negotiation and execution of the agreements. We drew on multiple disciplines within the firm to address the many aspects of the negotiations and final composition of the merger."

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