Biography

Debra is a senior estate and trust administrator with over 30 years of experience focused on probate and trust matters.

Debra prepares probate papers, fiduciary and individual income taxes, estate tax returns and accounts and handles all other facets of probate and trust administration. “I pride myself on providing personal attention to our clients,” Debra notes, “and being easily accessible.”

Prior to joining the firm, she worked several years for two other Boston law firms and the Bristol County Registry of Probate.

Outside of the office Debra spends her time pursuing nature photography, travel, and volunteer work relating to environmental, wildlife and charity issues.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Johnson & Wales University
    • Business Administration/Hospitality and Hotel Management
  • Bridgewater State College
    • Special Needs Education
  • American Institute for Paralegal Studies
  • Stonehill College  (B.A., cum laude)
    • Child development/Pre-law

Public Service

  • Member; Former President; former chair of various subcommittees,Taunton Municipal Council
  • Commissioner; Former Vice Chairperson, Taunton Conservation Commission

Firm Highlights

Event

Implications of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act Webinar

Join Verrill's Robert Laplaca who will be presenting this webinar on understanding what risks confront gambling businesses operating on the internet. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed in 2006, but its implications...

Matter

Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

Publication/Podcast

New DOJ Task Force Announced Will Impact Health Care Providers & Prescribers in Northern New England

Major enforcement news was released today, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, for medical professionals and anyone working in or around the health care space in Maine , New Hampshire , and Vermont . The United...

News

Verrill Partner Robert Ruesch Elected to American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law’s Governing Committee

News

Verrill Elects Longtime Partner Scott Anderson as New Managing Partner

Blog

Health Plans: PCORI Fee Is Due August 1, 2022

What is the PCORI Fee? The Affordable Care Act created a non-profit corporation, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (“PCORI”), to conduct research to help individuals, providers, and policymakers make better healthcare choices by advancing...

Blog

Four Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Chambers & Partners for Energy and Environmental Law in Maine

Verrill attorneys Juliet T. Browne, James I. Cohen, Gordon R. Smith, and Mathew J. Todaro were recently recognized for energy and environmental law in Maine in the 2022 Chambers & Partners Guide . Chambers...

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Annual Update Part 6: Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion - Top Legal Challenges and Best Practices for Your Company

Join Verrill for its sixth session of the 2022 virtual Labor & Employment Annual Update Series. Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez will discuss steps that employers are taking to embrace diversity in their hiring practices...

Publication/Podcast

Hospitals Win 340B Medicare Rate Cut Suit, But When, How, and How Much They Will Recoup Remains Unclear

In a recent unanimous decision, the Supreme Court found that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), erred when it significantly reduced...

Matter

Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

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