Best Lawyers Award for Attorney Sheryl J. Dennis

It is a tremendous honor to announce that Sheryl J. Dennis has been selected by Best Lawyers. This honor is bestowed on her by both her clients and peers. Best Lawyers was started four decades ago by two Harvard Law Graduates and is one of the most prestigious peer review publications. Their Lawyer lists are…

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Attorney Sheryl Dennis Quoted in Barron’s

“Someone who doesn’t own a home and who has limited assets might also prefer to start with a will for cost and simplicity, and then they could consider a trust down the road once they’ve accumulated property or other assets”, says Sheryl Dennis, founding partner at Fields and Dennis LLP in Wellesley, Mass. “Anyone who…

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Attorney Sheryl Dennis quoted in Boston Business Journal Article – Boston’s supply of lawyers falls far short of firms’ heavy demand

Demand for legal talent may never have been higher in Boston — and it’s far outpacing the number of available attorneys, according to managing partners and legal recruiters. “It’s not just large firms that are affected. The six-attorney family-law firm Fields and Dennis LLP recently took on an adjoining suite at its Wellesley office building,…

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Trusts Aren’t Marital Property, Says Massachusetts Supreme Court

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Curt Pfannenstiehl v. Diane Pfannenstiehl recently came to an important decision regarding how Massachusetts treats spendthrift trusts in divorce. By doing so, the court overthrew the controversial decisions of the lower courts, which would have radically adjusted the way trusts are viewed in Massachusetts. The function of these trusts…

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Undue Influence and Estate Planning – What You Need to Know

When we think of “Undue Influence”, we think of contested wills, families divided and older, vulnerable people exploited by self-interested relatives. Declaring undue influence is often used as a reason to contest a will or estate plan, but there are two ways to consider undue influence in estate planning. If you’re the one drafting a…

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