Clients entrust their most important personal and family matters – including will contests, trust contests, breach of fiduciary duty actions, and all other kinds of trust and estate disputes – to the attorneys of the Probate & Fiduciary Litigation Group of Goulston & Storrs. And so do professional trustees and other fiduciaries, whom we guide through the challenging situations that can arise out of family disputes. Our reputation and experience in these areas and our professional, responsive approach to client service during these uniquely challenging, frequently once-in-a-lifetime events allow clients to turn to us with confidence. Sometimes that means representing clients in litigation, giving them their day in court if necessary. Other times it means counseling clients on how to achieve their goals short of litigation, or how to avoid litigation through creative approaches to settlement.
Our Probate & Fiduciary Litigation Group works alongside our Private Client & Trust Group - one of the largest, most well-established trust and estate practices on the East Coast. Our attorneys include bar association leaders and five fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), which is composed exclusively of lawyers and law professors from around the world who have been elected by their peers based on reputation, skill, and contributions to the field in the form of lecturing, writing, teaching, and bar activities. We have taken leadership roles in the Trusts and Estate Section of the Boston Bar Association, the Boston Probate and Estate Planning Forum, and the Greater Boston Fiduciary Law American Inn of Court, among other bar organizations. In New York, we have been on the cutting edge of using Article 77 for expedited trust proceedings in the Supreme Court.
Two other key points of distinction for our group are as follows:
- when a dispute over trust or estate property involves real estate, as they often do, we can draw upon the resources of our nationally renowned Real Estate Group; and
- when the actions or responsibilities of professional or other fiduciaries are called into question, we can draw upon the resources of our preeminent Professional Liability Group.
As a result of these distinctions, we are fortunate to represent many individuals, institutions, and professional and other fiduciaries, as well as the clients of other lawyers, financial planners, wealth managers, accountants, and other sophisticated professionals from around the country who rely on our trustworthiness and competence when they refer those valued clients to us. See “Our Clients” for more information about the parties we represent.