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Verrill Partner Appointed to Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Task Force

July 15, 2020 Press Releases

(July 15, 2020) – Verrill attorney David Friedman was appointed by the Chief Judge of the Massachusetts Trial Court to serve on the 2020-2021 Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines Task Force. The task force is charged with conducting a quadrennial review of the guidelines as required by federal law.

Friedman has more than fifteen years of experience successfully leading clients through all aspects of family law matters. More specifically, his practice is focused on representing and counseling clients in divorce, modification, and enforcement (contempt) proceedings, including the division of assets, alimony and child support, and child custody and parental rights. His deep experience in family law extends to frequent lectures on various topics of domestic relations law and trial procedure. He is also the author of various published articles on divorce and financial planning. Friedman is the former co-chair of the Family Law Section of the Boston Bar Association, founding member of the Greater Boston Family Law Inn of Court, serves on the Leadership Committee for Lawyers Clearinghouse, and a member of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission’s Family Law Committee.

Firm Highlights

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Estate and Tax Planning

Representation of a client in connection with estate and tax planning involving net worth in excess of $500,000,000.00, including major philanthropic plans, disposition of an exceptionally valuable art collection and provisions for a non-citizen...

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Family Business Termination

We represented key family members operating an extensive family business consisting of numerous operating companies and commercial real estate properties in delicate and volatile negotiations with a senior executive and family member leading to...

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Sales of Interest

We have assisted a client and his other advisors in creating and implementing a plan, involving gifts and sales of interests to trusts for the benefit of younger generation family members, involving hundreds of...

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Prenuptial Agreement

We represented the daughter of billionaire parents in negotiating a prenuptial agreement, including crafting disclosure of both interests in trusts of which she is currently a beneficiary and her contingent interests in assets that...

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Trust Holding Dispute

We represented one of the independent trustees of a trust holding multibillion dollar investments in two public companies in the context of a family dispute respecting control of the family's interest in those companies...

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Estate and Tax Planning

We provided estate and tax planning, in conjunction with advice from other advisors, to the majority owner of a major family controlled network of businesses to ensure transfer of ownership and control to younger...

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U.S. and Foreign Tax Liabilities

We furnished advice to a client who is a U.S. permanent resident (green card) but a citizen of another country, in coordinating his estate planning and that of his parent (a citizen of that...

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Husband's Alimony Reduction Delayed by Appeals Court

On March 11, 2021 family law attorney David Friedman was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's article, "Appeals Court OKs delay in husband’s alimony reduction." The article discusses the Appeals Court decision finding that a...

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Needed Improvement from the Probate & Family Court

On January 28, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly published an article, "Frustrated bar seeks Probate & Family Court fixes," discussing the frustrations lawyers are having with the Probate & Family Court; the experiences include unanswered phone...

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Litigation and Negotiations of Trust

We represented the client and other family members in litigation and negotiations resulting in a settlement pursuant to which the Trustee of a Trust established by the client's late parent, with assets approaching $500,000,000.00...

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