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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.

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Verrill’s Wide-Ranging Private Wealth Law Practice Recognized in 2020 Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide

(July 20, 2020) – Verrill attorneys Michael Fay, Kurt Klebe, Mary McQuillen, and Jacqueline Rider were recognized in the Chambers High Net Worth 2020 Guide , Chambers and Partners' fifth edition of the publication...

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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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COVID-19 Family Law Impact

The Boston Bar Association published an article interviewing family law attorney and BBA Family Law Section Co-chair David Friedman about how COVID-19 has impacted the family law practice. David also covers what resources family...

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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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COVID-19: Resources for Our Valued Family Law Clients

This is an unprecedented time in our history, calling for an equally unprecedented level of collaboration among families, especially those who struggle with conflict. We wanted to share with you some facts about how...

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How are Families Dealing with the COVID-19 Lockdown?

The Boston Globe published an article, "Will divorce rates spike after COVID-19?" explaining that during the COVID-19 pandemic, some are speculating that there will be a rise in these rates. Verrill family law attorney...

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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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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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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...