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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 2022 by U.S. News-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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Retiring Early Without Early Retirement Penalties

January 28, 2022

Accessing retirement funds while avoiding the 10% penalty using an exception for distributions that are part of a series of substantially equal periodic payments ("SEPPs") is the topic of an article written by Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers' David Valente and published in the American Bar Association's Fall 2021 E-Report. You can read the full article by clicking the link below.

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Melissa Sydney Named "Go to Lawyer" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

January 3, 2022

Melissa E. Sydney, AEP®, a partner who leads Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers' Estate Planning Department, has been named as a "Go To Lawyer" for trusts & estates by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, the state's leading publication covering the legal profession. The attorneys selected as "Go To Lawyers" were nominated by their colleagues and chosen by a panel from the magazine to showcase leaders in the Massachusetts legal community by practice area. In addition to heading our Estate Planning Department, Melissa serves on the firm's Management Committee. She works with clients to establish multigenerational wealth transfer, business succession plans, charitable plans, gift and income tax plans, nuptial agreements and probate and estate administration strategies. Melissa Sydney has been certified as an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®) by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. She is a Board Member of the Boston Estate Planning Council, a member of the American Cancer Society's Planned Giving Advisory Council, and a member of the Boston Foundation's Professional Advisors Network.

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

December 30, 2021

Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, P.C. has announced that two of the firm's attorneys have been recognized as 2021 "Top Lawyers" by Boston Magazine. Edward D. Tarlow was honored for his work in Trust & Estate Law, while William R. Rodgers was recognized in the Corporate Law category. This is the first year Boston Magazine has recognized the region's leading attorneys. Both Tarlow and Rodgers are among the founding members of the firm. Ed Tarlow has played a key role in the firm's development, and is a founding director of The Business Coalition, a non-profit organization that encourages and assists foreign-based companies to conduct business in the United States. Ed was also a founding member and President of the Family Business Association, Inc., and former President of the New England Chapter of the Family Firm Institute. He was selected as Estate Planner of the Year 2003 by Boston Estate Planning Council and received the SBANE Community Service Award in 2007. Bill Rodgers was Chair of the firm's Corporate Department for more than 25 years. He serves as general counsel for a wide range of clients in addition to managing engagements in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, management led buyouts, strategic alliances and joint ventures, corporate formations and operations, commercial transactions, shareholder disputes, and commercial real estate transactions. He was named 2020 U.S. News Lawyer of the Year for Closely Held Companies and Family Owned Businesses. To compile the inaugural list of the 1,099 best lawyers in the region, Boston Magazine invited lawyers 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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