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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 Announces 10 Super Lawyers Recognized

October 20, 2021

Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. has announced that 10 of the firm's attorneys have been recognized as 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters. Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. attorneys named to the 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list are: Richard P. Breed, III: Estate Planning & Probate Law (also named in Tax Law and Business & Corporate Law) Richard P. Breed IV: Tax Law Albert A. DeNapoli: Business Litigation (also named in Family Law, State, Local & Municipal Law) Mark S. Furman: Business Litigation (also named in General Litigation) Jeffrey P. Hart: Closely Held Businesses (also named in Tax Law and Estate Planning & Probate) Michael J. Radin: Mergers & Acquisitions (also named in Closely Held Businesses, Real Estate Law, and Franchise/Dealership Law) William R. Rodgers: Business & Corporate Law (also named in Mergers & Acquisitions) Emily C. Shanahan: Business Litigation Melissa E. Sydney: Estate Planning & Probate Law Edward D. Tarlow: Estate Planning & Probate Law (also named in Closely Held Businesses and Business & Corporate Law) Super Lawyers attorney rankings recognize no more than five percent of each state's attorneys in the Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers list is created methodically and objectively by combining research with peer nomination and review.

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Eight Attorneys at Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. Named to 2022 "Best Lawyers" List

August 19, 2021

Eight attorneys from Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. have been named to the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers®. In addition, two attorneys from the firm have been named to the Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" list, recognizing attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence. Those attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers are: Richard P. Breed, III for Trusts & Estates; Albert A. DeNapoli for Litigation-Trusts & Estates; Mark S. Furman for Litigation-Trusts & Estates and Commercial Litigation; Jeffrey P. Hart for Tax Law; William R. Rodgers for Closely-Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Stephen Kutenplon for Real Estate Law; Melissa E. Sydney for Trusts & Estates; and Edward D. Tarlow for Trusts & Estates. The Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. attorneys named to the Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" list are: Richard P. Breed, IV for Tax Law, Corporate Law, and Trust & Estates; and David Mahoney for Family Law. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

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Protect Your Assets for Future Generations with a SLAT

July 1, 2021

With the Baby Boomers passing on their wealth to the next generation, the most significant transfer of wealth is currently occurring. Although the current federal estate and gift tax exemption offers a generous opportunity to transfer wealth (i.e., currently $11.7 million per individual and $23.4 million per couple), there is no guarantee that this exemption will remain in place in the current political climate. Even if left untouched, the federal lifetime estate and gift tax exemption is scheduled to revert back to approximately $5.5 million per individual on January 1, 2026. This realization makes estate planning even more important for anyone who wants to pass on generational wealth right now. There are a number of tools and techniques that we use in developing an estate plan that can be effective in minimizing the tax burden associated with these transfers. Which planning tools and techniques you choose to include within your personal estate plan will depend on many factors, one of which is how much control you wish to retain over your wealth when it passes onto your designated heirs.

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