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About Lucy

AttorneyLucy J. Budman is a Tax and Estate Planning specialist with a Masters of Law in Taxation (LL.M.). Lucy excels at guiding clients and their families through the maze of financial and legal decisions necessary for effective Estate Planning. Lucy earned herundergraduate degree from Binghamton University in New York. Thereafter, she graduated cum laude from the Boston University School of Law in 2003, oneof the top law schools in the country. In 2011, Lucy earned herMasters of Law in Taxation (LL.M.) at Boston University School of Law. Lucy was admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts (2003) and New York (2005). Lucy is one of fewer than two dozen Certified Elder Law Attorneys* in Massachusetts. She earned this distinction by completing a process that requires years of focused Elder Law and Estate Planning practice, a full-day Bar-style Exam, extensive continuing legal education, and multiple peer references from other expert Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorneys. Curley Law Firm LLP is one ofjust three Elder Law Firms in Massachusetts that offers two Certified Elder Law Attorneys on the team. As an LL.M. (Legum Magistra) with a Masters of Law in the area of Taxation, Lucy is one of the few attorneys across the Commonwealth with this prestigious distinction. She takes great pride in serving clients by strategically employing tax code provisions to optimize tax planning benefits during their lifetime and to minimize or eliminate Estate Taxes upon their death. Lucy is an active member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Mass. NAELA), a distinguished organization of more than 500 Massachusetts attorneys focused on improving the lives of seniors and disabled individuals. Lucy is a member of the leading local and national Elder Law and Estate Planning associations including National NAELA, WealthCounsel (a national organization of Trust and Estate Attorneys who design sophisticated planning techniques), and ElderCounsel (a national organization of Medicaid and Asset Protection Planning Attorneys). She frequently participates in national and local conferences with the leading attorneys in the country. Because of her recognized expertise, Lucy is a frequent speaker, writer and television commentator on Elder Law and Estate Planning topics. Lucy is fluent in Russian. In her free time, Lucy is an avid reader and writer – especially of historical fiction. *The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) is the only national organization accredited by the American Bar Association to certify attorneys in Elder Law. NELF is a private organization, whose standards for certification are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

work Experience

Associate Attorney
Dennis Sullivan & Associates
Jan. 1, 2005 - Jan. 1, 2010
None

Attorney
Curley Law Firm LLP
Jan. 1, 2010 - Jan. 1, 2012
None

school Education

Boston University School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor
- 2003

Boston University School of Law
LL.M - Master of Laws
- 2011

group Associations

Member
New York State Bar Association
2005 - Current

Member
Massachusetts Bar Association
2003 - Current

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