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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 been ranked as one of the "Best Law Firms in America" for 2024 by 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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Estate Planning Issues Facing Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

December 7, 2023

In the dynamic world of business ownership, entrepreneurship often intertwines personal aspirations with the pursuit of business success. With the day-to-day demands of starting, building and managing a venture, a business owner is often forced to place their estate planning in the backseat, leaving the owner vulnerable to unforeseen circumstances and potential disputes. However, a well-structured estate plan is not just about planning for an unexpected death or incapacity. Estate planning goes beyond the mere transfer of assets upon your death. It's about preserving the continuity of your business, mitigating tax implications, providing for the well-being of your loved ones, and ensuring the continued success of your venture. A comprehensive estate plan serves as a roadmap, guiding your business through transitions, safeguarding its future, and preserving the legacy you have worked hard to create.

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Five Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers Attorneys Recognized as 2023 "Top Lawyers" by Boston Magazine

November 28, 2023

Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. has announced that five of the firm's attorneys have been recognized as 2023 "Top Lawyers" by Boston Magazine. The publication acknowledged 979 of the region's Top Lawyers in their December issue. The Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers attorneys recognized as "Top Lawyers" are: Richard Breed, III was recognized in the Trusts and Estate Law category Mark Furman was recognized in the Commercial Litigation category Karen McKenna was recognized in the Trusts and Estate Law category Patricia Saint James was recognized in the Divorce and Family Law category Melissa Sydney was recognized in the Trusts and Estate Law category This is the third year that Boston Magazine has recognized the region's most respected attorneys. To compile the list of the 979 top lawyers, Boston Magazine invited attorneys in the area to nominate up to three of their peers in a select number of specialties. The top vote-getters in each specialty were then reviewed by an advisory board of select lawyers, chosen for their credentials and the high number of votes they received.

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Using Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs) in Estate Planning

November 14, 2023

The proper management and transfer of wealth are central concerns in estate planning. With a myriad of instruments at one's disposal, it is critical to choose the right tools to achieve specific financial objectives. Among the most versatile and effective instruments is the Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (GRAT), especially useful for high net worth individuals aiming to transfer significant assets to beneficiaries while minimizing estate and gift taxes. This article will briefly highlight the mechanics, benefits, and considerations using GRATs in estate planning.

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