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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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Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers Ranked Among Nation's Best Law Firms by U.S. News

November 1, 2019

U.S. News and Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Boston's Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, as one of the country's "Best Law Firms" for Tax and Trusts & Estates. The firm was also ranked among the top regional firms in four different practice areas on the U.S. News 2020 Best Law Firms list: • Tax Law • Trusts & Estates Law • Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law • Litigation – Trusts & Estates "To be recognized on a national basis for our work in tax, trusts and estates is especially gratifying," said William Rodgers, a partner at Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers who was named the Boston region's "Lawyer of the Year" for Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law earlier this year. "It is a tribute to the talent and experience of the attorneys and staff at our firm, and to the clients who trust our advice and guidance in such important areas of the law." Firms included on the 2020 Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field.

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TBHR's Patricia Saint James Featured on WBUR-FM Radio

October 25, 2019

Patricia Saint James, a partner at Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C., was interviewed recently on Boston's WBUR-FM radio about "The Serenity Song," a musical piece she composed for a Client's play, Recovery. It is based on The Serenity Prayer, the common name for a prayer written by 20th century American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, which is universally used in addiction treatment programs. Attorney Saint James' song has been adopted by the Massachusetts Drug Courts as part of the graduation ceremony for drug rehabilitation program participants. You can listen at

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Emily Shanahan Elected a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

October 21, 2019

TBHR'S Emily C. Shanahan, Chair of the firm's litigation department, has been selected as a Fellow by Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). LCA is an honorary society for trial lawyers whose membership is limited to 3,500 individuals, representing less than one-half of one percent of the country's lawyers, judges, and scholars. Fellowship in LCA is highly selective and by invitation only, and Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation at the trial and appellate levels and superior ethical reputation. Ms. Shanahan is an experienced litigator, handling a broad range of complex business and commercial disputes, including contract disputes, partnership disputes, real estate litigation, misclassification/Wage Act claims, business torts, and anti-SLAPP motion practice. Ms. Shanahan is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Georgetown University Law Center. After law school, Ms. Shanahan served as a law clerk to Honorable Paul J. Barbadoro of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

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