Gina M. Barry

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Gina M. Barry

Shareholder
Location:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Phone:
413-693-2787
Fax:
413-739-7740
Email:

"I focus my practice on helping people plan for the future. Even young people should start thinking about how they will support themselves in their retirement years, and everybody needs a basic estate plan, including a will, health care proxy and power of attorney. I am down to earth, and I pride myself on making difficult and complex issues easy to understand for my clients. I have a broad client base including a mix of ages, genders, ethnicities and sexual orientations."

Gina is a partner and a member of the estate planning and elder law department, whose practice includes sophisticated estate planning issues. Additional areas of expertise include guardianship, conservatorship, planning for long-term care, and residential real estate.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning & Elder
  • Real Estate & Zoning
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1999
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts

Education

  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D. cum laude - 1999
    • Law Review: Western New England Law Review, Articles Editor, 1998 - 1999
    • Law Review: Western New England Law Review, Staff Member, 1997 - 1998
  • Westfield State College, Westfield, Massachusetts
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1996
  • Holyoke Community College
    • A.A. - 1994
    • Honors: With High Honors

Published Works

  • Why estate planning is so critical for women, March 1, 2015
  • Protecting Assets from Nursing Home Costs, February 1, 2015
  • Resolve Now to Review Your Estate Plan in 2015, January 1, 2015
  • Year End Tax Planning - It's Not Too Late, December 1, 2014
  • Recognizing Elder Abuse, November 1, 2014
  • Taking the Guesswork Out of Choosing an Attorney, July 1, 2014
  • Protecting Assets from Nursing Home Costs with an Irrevocable Trust, June 1, 2014
  • The Life Estate Deed – one option for protecting your home, April 1, 2014
  • Good Grief, March 1, 2014
  • For the Love of Your Partner . . . Plan Now, February 1, 2014
  • ‘Tis the Season . . . to Review Your Estate Plan: A New Year’s Resolution That’s Easy to Keep, January 1, 2014
  • Year End Tax Planning – It’s Not Too Late, December 1, 2013
  • Things to Know When Your Child is Also Your Caregiver, November 1, 2013
  • Estate Tax Update, October 1, 2013
  • Planning for Incapacity: Take Steps Now to Keep the Court out of Your Personal Decisions, September 23, 2013
  • An Estate Plan is Only Four Documents Away, September 1, 2013
  • Same Sex Married Couples Now Enjoy Same Rights Under Federal Law, August 1, 2013
  • Estate Planning Myths Explained, July 1, 2013
  • Considerations for Collectors, June 1, 2013
  • Special Needs Require Special Planning, May 1, 2013
  • You Can’t Take it With You: Consider Charity in Your Final Plans, April 1, 2013
  • Organizing Your Estate Plan, March 1, 2013
  • Regional Law Firm Attorneys Honored as 2012 SuperLawyers & Rising Stars, February 21, 2013
  • Moving Forward with a Reverse Mortgage, February 1, 2013
  • ‘Tis the Season . . . to Review Your Estate Plan: A New Year’s Resolution That’s Easy to Keep, January 1, 2013
  • Estate-planning Myths Explained - To Avoid Problems, Separate Facts from Assumptions, January 1, 2013
  • Uncle Sam is Coming to Dinner – Act Now for Year-End Tax Planning, December 1, 2012
  • Caregiver Stress – The Next Epidemic?, November 1, 2012
  • Keeping the Court Out of Your Personal Decisions, October 1, 2012
  • Protecting Assets from Nursing Home Costs, September 1, 2012
  • Good Grief! - How to Properly Prepare Your Family to Handle Your Death, September 1, 2012
  • Vacation? Establish an Estate Plan Before Your Trip, August 15, 2012
  • Where There’s a Will, There’s an Heir, August 1, 2012
  • Wills vs. Trusts – Which is Right for You?, July 1, 2012
  • Is an IDIOT Trust Ever a Smart Choice?, June 1, 2012
  • Ethical Wills Document Allows You to Bequeath More than Material Possessions, May 1, 2012
  • Staying at Home – Considerations for Elders and Their Caregivers, May 1, 2012
  • Establish an Estate Plan Before Your Trip, April 1, 2012
  • The Life Estate Deed – One Option for Protecting Your Home, March 1, 2012
  • For the Love of Your Partner . . . Plan Now, February 1, 2012
  • ‘Tis the Season . . . to Review Your Estate Plan: A New Year’s Resolution That’s Easy to Keep, January 1, 2012
  • Uniform Probate Code Revisited And Why You Should Still Avoid It Whenever Possible, January 1, 2012
  • Navigating the Minefield of Long Distance Caregiving, December 29, 2011
  • Year End Planning – It’s Not Too Late . . . Yet, December 1, 2011
  • Taking the Guesswork out of Choosing an Attorney, November 1, 2011
  • Things to Know When Your Child is Also Your Caregiver, October 1, 2011
  • The Impact of Grief on Your Estate Plan, September 1, 2011
  • Special Needs Require Special Planning, August 1, 2011
  • Issues of Time and Space: Navigating the Minefield of Long-distance Caregiving, May 1, 2011
  • Estate Planning Concerns for Women, May 1, 2011
  • Organizing Your Estate Plan, April 22, 2011
  • Estate Tax Update, March 1, 2011
  • Pet Trusts Arrive in Massachusetts, February 1, 2011
  • Estate Planning Checkup, January 1, 2011
  • Plan Now to Avoid Paying Nursing Home Costs, December 1, 2010
  • Avoiding Caregiver Stress, November 1, 2010
  • Ethical Wills: Bequeathing Life’s Lessons, Dreams, and Hopes, October 11, 2010
  • Plan Now to Protect Your Pets Later, October 1, 2010
  • Estate Planning Myths Explained, September 1, 2010
  • You Can’t Take it With You . . . Consider Charity in Your Final Plans, August 1, 2010
  • Consider the Basics Before Contesting a Will, July 1, 2010
  • Caregiver Stress: It’s Real, and Its Impact Can Be Severe; How to Avoid the Epidemic, June 7, 2010
  • Do You Need a Trust?, June 1, 2010
  • Considerations for Collectors, May 1, 2010
  • Establish an Estate Plan Before Your Trip, April 1, 2010
  • The Truth About Gift Tax, March 1, 2010
  • For the Love of Your Partner . . . Plan Now, February 1, 2010
  • A Whole New World - Navigating the Uniform Probate Code, January 1, 2010
  • ‘Tis the Season . . . to Review Your Estate Plan: A New Year’s Resolution That’s Easy to Keep, December 22, 2009
  • Uncle Sam is Coming to Dinner – Plan Ahead and Enjoy the Holidays, December 1, 2009
  • When Mom and Dad Won’t Move – Sweeping the Minefield of Long Distance Caregiving, November 1, 2009
  • Take Steps Now to Maintain Your Independence Later, October 1, 2009
  • The Life Estate Deed – One Option for Protecting Your Home, September 1, 2009
  • Moving Forward with a Reverse Mortgage, August 1, 2009
  • The Basic Estate Plan: Don't Leave Home Without It, July 1, 2009
  • Keeping the Court Out of Your Personal Decisions, June 1, 2009
  • Planning Ahead - How to Save Your Nest Egg From Nursing-home Costs, May 25, 2009
  • Is an IDIOT Trust Ever a Smart Choice?, May 1, 2009
  • Where There's a Will, There's an Heir, April 8, 2009
  • Recognizing Elder Abuse - Grandma's Broken Glasses, and Other Subtle Signs of Trouble, March 2, 2009
  • Your Place or Mine? - Providing Care for Aging Parents, March 1, 2009
  • The Pitfalls of Estate Planning - Sweeping the Minefield of Long-distance Caregiving, January 29, 2009
  • Givers Gain - Use Charitable Giving to Your Advantage, November 18, 2008
  • Gina Barry recently founded The Joy of Jasper, November 18, 2008
  • Good Grief!, October 17, 2008
  • Health Care Proxies and Powers of Attorney - Providing Your Voice When You Are Unable to Speak for Yourself, October 16, 2008
  • Ethical Wills - Bequeath Your Values Along With Your Valuables, October 13, 2008
  • A Final Gift of Organization, August 23, 2008
  • Ethical Wills - Bequeath Your Values Along With Your Valuables, August 22, 2008
  • You Can't Take it With You . . . Consider Charity in Your Final Plans, June 20, 2008
  • A Woman's Plan for Independence, May 2, 2008
  • When It's All Going to the Dogs - A Primer on the Emerging Trend of Pet Estate Planning, April 14, 2008
  • Will Your Nest Egg Pay Your Nursing Home Costs? - Plan Now to Avoid Paying Later, April 3, 2008
  • For the Love of Your Partner . . . Plan Now, February 20, 2008
  • 'Tis the Season . . . to Review Your Estate Plan: A New Year's Resolution That's Easy to Keep, January 20, 2008
  • Uncle Sam is Coming to Dinner - Plan Ahead and Enjoy the Holidays, November 30, 2007
  • When It's All Going to the Dogs: Planning For Your Pets After You're Gone, November 29, 2007
  • Your Place or Mine? - Providing Care for Aging Parents, November 14, 2007
  • Grandma's Broken Glasses - Recognizing and Preventing Elder Abuse, September 24, 2007
  • Halt! Who Goes There? - Stopping Identity Thieves in Their Tracks, August 13, 2007
  • Antiques, Collections and Things - Oh My!, June 27, 2007
  • The Basic Estate Plan - Peace of Mind for the Savvy Traveler, May 23, 2007
  • Giving Them the Business: Ensuring a Smooth Transition When It's Time, May 11, 2007
  • Eeny Meeny Miney Moe? - Taking the Guesswork Out of Choosing an Attorney, May 2, 2007
  • If You Should Die Before You Wake, Whom Do You Pray Your Estate to Take?, March 1, 2007
  • Wills vs. Trusts - Explaining the Estate Planning Enigma, February 6, 2007
  • 'Tis the Season . . . to Review Your Estate Plan: A New Year's Resolution That's Easy to Keep, December 21, 2006
  • The Will That Won't - Should it be Contested?, October 16, 2006
  • Homestead Declaration Sweet Homestead Declaration, October 1, 2006
  • Health Care Proxies and Powers of Attorney - Providing Your Voice When You Are Unable to Speak for Yourself, August 21, 2006
  • Where There's a Will, There's an Heir, July 30, 2006
  • The Medicaid Rules Have Changed, but the Planning Continues, May 30, 2006
  • Medicaid Madness Continues as the Rules Change Once Again, April 30, 2006
  • Elder Abuse - Unveiling the Dirty Little Secret, April 12, 2006
  • Your Place or Mine? - Addressing the Caretaker Child Conundrum, March 13, 2006
  • Prescription For Progress - Taking The Mystery Out Of Medicare Part D and Its Enrollment Decisions, February 17, 2006
  • When It's All Going to the Dogs - Planning Estates with Pets, December 1, 2005
  • An Ounce Of Prevention - A Simple Estate Plan is Only Four Important Legal Documents Away, April 25, 2005
  • Unlikely Bedfellows: Preserving Assets While Financing Nursing Home Care, November 17, 2004
  • When Mom and Dad Won't Move - Sweeping the Minefield of Long Distance Caregiving, August 12, 2004
  • A Simple Estate Plan is Only Four Documents Away, June 21, 2004
  • Brewing Elder Abuse - A Recipe For Disaster, August 18, 2003
  • How To Avoid Guardianship, April 5, 2003
  • A Woman's Plan For Independence, March 15, 2003
  • When You Aren't Really You - Protecting Yourself from Identity Thieves, February 27, 2003
  • Author: United States v. Kirby: The Case for Appellate Review of Grants of Bail by District Court Judges in International Extradition Cases, 21 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 565 (1999)
  • Author: Homestead Exemption Update: WP Channels, August 2001

Classes/Seminars

  • Seminar: The Probate Process From Start to Finish, October 28, 2013
  • Seminar: Estate planning questions and answers, October 21, 2013
  • Seminar: Taking Control of Your Future: A Legal Checkup, May 18, 2011
  • Seminar: The Importance of Designating a Health Care Proxy Before You Need it, May 4, 2011
  • Seminar: Estate Planning Basics, July 29, 2010
  • Seminar: Paralegal Course: The UPC in Action – The Guardianship and Conservatorship Process & Preview of the 2011 Probate Changes, June 17, 2010
  • Seminar: Pet Estate Planning, February 4, 2010
  • Seminar: Demystifying the Emerging Treatment & Law of Eldercare, December 9, 2009
  • Seminar: Staying in Control: Understanding Massachusetts’ New Guardianship Laws, November 16, 2009
  • Seminar: When It’s All Going to the Dogs: A Primer on the Emerging Trend of Pet Trusts and Estate Planning, November 15, 2009
  • Seminar: Drafting the Simple Will, November 10, 2009
  • Contributor: Estate Planning Bits
  • Quoted: And to My Dear Woofy... Estate Planning, Bank Investment Consultant, July 2008
  • Guest on NPR discussing Leona Helmsley's $12M bequest to her dog, August 29, 2007
  • Speaker: Liberty Under Law: Empowering Youth, Assuring Democracy, Central High School, May 2007
  • Lecturer: The A-Z’s Of Real Property Issues, Suffolk University Law School, March 2007
  • Guest: WWLP TV Senior Showcase, 11/03
  • Court-Certified GAL Training for Category D Matters, MCLE, November 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Designated as "Super Lawyer" 2013 in Boston Magazine
  • Distinguished: Top Woman Attorney in MA by Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2012
  • Recipient: Super Lawyers Rising Star Award Boston Magazine, 2012
  • Recipient: Super Lawyers Rising Star Award Boston Magazine, 2011
  • Recipient: Chapter Member of the Year, BNI Holyoke North, MA, 10/13/2011
  • Designated as "Super Lawyer Rising Star" 2010 in Boston Magazine
  • Recipient: Top Five Business Women in Western Mass, Western MA Women's Magazine, 2010
  • Recipient: SuperLawyers Rising Star Award Boston Magazine, 2006 - 2008
  • Estate Planning Specialist Blends Law with a Passion for Animals, BusinessWest, October 20, 2005
  • Women in Business Spotlight, Valley Business Outlook, September 2005
  • "Woman of the Year" distinction, Women Business Owners Alliance, 2005
  • "Up and Coming Lawyer 2004" distinction, MA Lawyers Weekly, 2004
  • Catherine Bean Street Scholarship, Recipient
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Torts
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Critical Race Theory

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Hampden County
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Hampden County Bar Association, New Lawyer's Section, Chair, 2003 - 2004
  • Hampden County Bar Association, New Lawyer's Section, Probate Court Bench Bar Liaison, 2003 - 2004
  • Holyoke North Business Network International, Membership Committee
  • Women's Partnership Communications Committee, Co-Chair
  • Women's Partnership Board of Directors, 2003 - 2005

Past Employment Positions

  • Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court, Law Clerk, 1999 - 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Joy of Jasper Horse Sanctuary, Founder, 2007 - Present
  • Greater Springfield Business & Professional Women's Club, First Vice President, 2005 - 2006
  • Greater Springfield Business & Professional Women's Club, Second Vice President, 2004 - 2005
  • Western Massachusetts Elder Care Professionals, Member, Steering Committee
  • Meadows Homes Human Rights Committee, Member
  • Women's Business Owners Alliance of the Pioneer Valley, Inc., Cheryl Reed Memorial Loan Fund Chair

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Alpha Chi

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Education

  • Western New England College, J.D., cum laude, 1999
  • Westfield State College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996
  • Holyoke Community College, A.A., High Honors, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State Of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Awards, Achievements & Appointments

Professional & Community Activities

  • Founder: Joy of Jasper Horse Sanctuary, 2007 - Present
  • Estate Planning Council: President 2013-2014, Vice President 2012-2013, Board of Directors 2011-2012
  • Hampden County Bar Association, New Lawyer's Section, Chair, 2003-2004; Probate Court Bench Bar Liaison, 2003-04
  • Greater Springfield Business & Professional Women's Club, First Vice President, 2005-06, Second Vice President, 2004-05
  • Western Massachusetts Elder Care Professionals, Member, Steering Committee
  • Holyoke North Business Network International, Membership Committee
  • Women's Partnership Communications Committee, Co-Chair
  • Women's Partnership Board of Directors, 2003-2005
  • Meadows Homes Human Rights Committee, Member
  • Women's Business Owners Alliance of the Pioneer Valley, Inc., Cheryl Reed Memorial Loan Fund Chair

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Hampden County
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

You can't take it with you - charity and your estate
Prime, June 1, 2015

Keeping the court out of your personal decisions
Prime, May 1, 2015

Why every woman needs an estate plan
Prime, April 1, 2015

Protecting Assets from Nursing Home Costs
Prime, February 1, 2015

Resolve Now to Review Your Estate Plan in 2015
Prime, January 1, 2015

Year End Tax Planning - It's Not Too Late
Prime, December 1, 2014

Recognizing Elder Abuse
Prime, November 1, 2014

A Will or a Trust - Which Estate Plan is Right For You?
Prime, October 1, 2014

Taking the Guesswork Out of Choosing an Attorney
Prime, July 1, 2014

Protecting Assets from Nursing Home Costs with an Irrevocable Trust
Prime, June 1, 2014

The Life Estate Deed – one option for protecting your home
Prime, April 1, 2014

Good Grief
Prime, March 1, 2014

For the Love of Your Partner . . . Plan Now
Prime, February 1, 2014

‘Tis the Season . . . to Review Your Estate Plan: A New Year’s Resolution That’s Easy to Keep
Prime, January 1, 2014

Year End Tax Planning – It’s Not Too Late
Prime, December 1, 2013

Things to Know When Your Child is Also Your Caregiver
Prime, November 1, 2013

Estate Tax Update
Prime , October 1, 2013

Planning for Incapacity: Take Steps Now to Keep the Court out of Your Personal Decisions
BusinessWest, September 23, 2013

An Estate Plan is Only Four Documents Away
Prime, September 1, 2013

Same Sex Married Couples Now Enjoy Same Rights Under Federal Law
Prime, August 1, 2013

Estate Planning Myths Explained
Prime, July 1, 2013

Considerations for Collectors
Prime, June 1, 2013

Special Needs Require Special Planning
Prime, May 1, 2013

You Can’t Take it With You: Consider Charity in Your Final Plans
Prime, April 1, 2013

Organizing Your Estate Plan
Prime, March 1, 2013

Regional Law Firm Attorneys Honored as 2012 SuperLawyers & Rising Stars
February 21, 2013

Moving Forward with a Reverse Mortgage
Prime, February 1, 2013

Estate-planning Myths Explained - To Avoid Problems, Separate Facts from Assumptions
Healthcare News, January 1, 2013

‘Tis the Season . . . to Review Your Estate Plan: A New Year’s Resolution That’s Easy to Keep
Prime, January 1, 2013

Uncle Sam is Coming to Dinner – Act Now for Year-End Tax Planning
Prime, December 1, 2012

Caregiver Stress – The Next Epidemic?
Prime, November 1, 2012

Keeping the Court Out of Your Personal Decisions
Prime, October 1, 2012

Good Grief! - How to Properly Prepare Your Family to Handle Your Death
Healthcare News, September 1, 2012

Protecting Assets from Nursing Home Costs
Prime , September 1, 2012

Vacation? Establish an Estate Plan Before Your Trip
Live Well, Daily Hampshire Gazette, August 15, 2012

Where There’s a Will, There’s an Heir
Prime, August 1, 2012

Wills vs. Trusts – Which is Right for You?
Prime, July 1, 2012

Is an IDIOT Trust Ever a Smart Choice?
Prime, June 1, 2012

Ethical Wills Document Allows You to Bequeath More than Material Possessions
Healthcare News, May 1, 2012

Staying at Home – Considerations for Elders and Their Caregivers
Prime , May 1, 2012

Establish an Estate Plan Before Your Trip
Prime, April 1, 2012

The Life Estate Deed – One Option for Protecting Your Home
Prime , March 1, 2012

For the Love of Your Partner . . . Plan Now
Prime , February 1, 2012

Uniform Probate Code Revisited And Why You Should Still Avoid It Whenever Possible
Healthcare News, January 1, 2012

‘Tis the Season . . . to Review Your Estate Plan: A New Year’s Resolution That’s Easy to Keep
Prime, January 1, 2012

Navigating the Minefield of Long Distance Caregiving
Westfield Evening News, December 29, 2011

Year End Planning – It’s Not Too Late . . . Yet
Prime, December 1, 2011

Taking the Guesswork out of Choosing an Attorney
Prime, November 1, 2011

Things to Know When Your Child is Also Your Caregiver
Prime, October 1, 2011

The Impact of Grief on Your Estate Plan
Prime, September 1, 2011

Special Needs Require Special Planning
Prime, August 1, 2011

Estate Planning Concerns for Women
Prime, May 1, 2011

Issues of Time and Space: Navigating the Minefield of Long-distance Caregiving
Healthcare News, May 1, 2011

Organizing Your Estate Plan
Prime, April 22, 2011

Estate Tax Update
Prime, March 1, 2011

Pet Trusts Arrive in Massachusetts
Prime, February 1, 2011

Estate Planning Checkup
Prime, January 1, 2011

Plan Now to Avoid Paying Nursing Home Costs
Prime, December 1, 2010

Avoiding Caregiver Stress
Prime, November 1, 2010

Ethical Wills: Bequeathing Life’s Lessons, Dreams, and Hopes
BusinessWest, October 11, 2010

Plan Now to Protect Your Pets Later
Prime, October 1, 2010

Estate Planning Myths Explained
Prime, September 1, 2010

You Can’t Take it With You . . . Consider Charity in Your Final Plans
Prime, August 1, 2010

Consider the Basics Before Contesting a Will
Prime, July 1, 2010

Caregiver Stress: It’s Real, and Its Impact Can Be Severe; How to Avoid the Epidemic
BusinessWest, June 7, 2010

Do You Need a Trust?
Prime, June 1, 2010

Considerations for Collectors
Prime, May 1, 2010

Establish an Estate Plan Before Your Trip
Prime, April 1, 2010

The Truth About Gift Tax
Prime, March 1, 2010

For the Love of Your Partner . . . Plan Now
Prime, February 1, 2010

A Whole New World - Navigating the Uniform Probate Code
Healthcare News, January 1, 2010

‘Tis the Season . . . to Review Your Estate Plan: A New Year’s Resolution That’s Easy to Keep
Prime, December 22, 2009

Uncle Sam is Coming to Dinner – Plan Ahead and Enjoy the Holidays
Prime, December 1, 2009

When Mom and Dad Won’t Move – Sweeping the Minefield of Long Distance Caregiving
Prime, November 1, 2009

Take Steps Now to Maintain Your Independence Later
Prime, October 1, 2009

The Life Estate Deed – One Option for Protecting Your Home
Prime, September 1, 2009

Moving Forward with a Reverse Mortgage
Prime, August 1, 2009

The Basic Estate Plan: Don't Leave Home Without It
Prime, July 1, 2009

Keeping the Court Out of Your Personal Decisions
Prime, June 1, 2009

Planning Ahead - How to Save Your Nest Egg From Nursing-home Costs
BusinessWest, Healthcare News, May 25, 2009

Is an IDIOT Trust Ever a Smart Choice?
Prime, May 1, 2009

Where There's a Will, There's an Heir
Prime, April 8, 2009

Recognizing Elder Abuse - Grandma's Broken Glasses, and Other Subtle Signs of Trouble
BusinessWest, March 2, 2009

Your Place or Mine? - Providing Care for Aging Parents
Prime, March 1, 2009

The Pitfalls of Estate Planning - Sweeping the Minefield of Long-distance Caregiving
Healthcare News, January 29, 2009

Gina Barry recently founded The Joy of Jasper
The Republican, November 18, 2008

Givers Gain - Use Charitable Giving to Your Advantage
Prime, November 18, 2008

Good Grief!
Prime, October 17, 2008

Health Care Proxies and Powers of Attorney - Providing Your Voice When You Are Unable to Speak for Yourself
Prime, October 16, 2008

Ethical Wills - Bequeath Your Values Along With Your Valuables
Business to Business, October 13, 2008

A Final Gift of Organization
Prime, August 23, 2008

Ethical Wills - Bequeath Your Values Along With Your Valuables
Prime, August 22, 2008

You Can't Take it With You . . . Consider Charity in Your Final Plans
BusinessWest, June 20, 2008

A Woman's Plan for Independence
Prime, May 2, 2008

When It's All Going to the Dogs - A Primer on the Emerging Trend of Pet Estate Planning
BusinessWest, April 14, 2008

Will Your Nest Egg Pay Your Nursing Home Costs? - Plan Now to Avoid Paying Later
April 3, 2008

For the Love of Your Partner . . . Plan Now
Prime, February 20, 2008

'Tis the Season . . . to Review Your Estate Plan: A New Year's Resolution That's Easy to Keep
January 20, 2008

Uncle Sam is Coming to Dinner - Plan Ahead and Enjoy the Holidays
Prime, November 30, 2007

When It's All Going to the Dogs: Planning For Your Pets After You're Gone
Prime, November 29, 2007

Your Place or Mine? - Providing Care for Aging Parents
BusinessWest, November 14, 2007

Grandma's Broken Glasses - Recognizing and Preventing Elder Abuse
Prime, September 24, 2007

Halt! Who Goes There? - Stopping Identity Thieves in Their Tracks
Prime, August 13, 2007

Antiques, Collections and Things - Oh My!
Prime, June 27, 2007

The Basic Estate Plan - Peace of Mind for the Savvy Traveler
Prime, May 23, 2007

Giving Them the Business: Ensuring a Smooth Transition When It's Time
Prime, May 11, 2007

Eeny Meeny Miney Moe? - Taking the Guesswork Out of Choosing an Attorney
Prime, May 2, 2007

If You Should Die Before You Wake, Whom Do You Pray Your Estate to Take?
Prime, March 1, 2007

Wills vs. Trusts - Explaining the Estate Planning Enigma
Prime, February 6, 2007

'Tis the Season . . . to Review Your Estate Plan: A New Year's Resolution That's Easy to Keep
Prime, December 21, 2006

The Will That Won't - Should it be Contested?
Prime, October 16, 2006

Homestead Declaration Sweet Homestead Declaration
Prime, October 1, 2006

Health Care Proxies and Powers of Attorney - Providing Your Voice When You Are Unable to Speak for Yourself
Prime, August 21, 2006

Where There's a Will, There's an Heir
Prime, July 30, 2006

The Medicaid Rules Have Changed, but the Planning Continues
Prime, May 30, 2006

Medicaid Madness Continues as the Rules Change Once Again
Prime, April 30, 2006

Elder Abuse - Unveiling the Dirty Little Secret
Prime, April 12, 2006

Your Place or Mine? - Addressing the Caretaker Child Conundrum.
Prime, March 13, 2006

Prescription For Progress - Taking The Mystery Out Of Medicare Part D and Its Enrollment Decisions
Healthcare News, BusinessWest, February 17, 2006

When It's All Going to the Dogs - Planning Estates with Pets
December 1, 2005

An Ounce Of Prevention - A Simple Estate Plan is Only Four Important Legal Documents Away
BusinessWest, April 25, 2005

Unlikely Bedfellows: Preserving Assets While Financing Nursing Home Care
BusinessWest, November 17, 2004

When Mom and Dad Won't Move - Sweeping the Minefield of Long Distance Caregiving
BusinessWest, August 12, 2004

A Simple Estate Plan is Only Four Documents Away
June 21, 2004

Brewing Elder Abuse - A Recipe For Disaster
Healthcare News, Valley Business Outlook, August 18, 2003

How To Avoid Guardianship
Healthcare News, April 5, 2003

A Woman's Plan For Independence
BusinessWest, March 15, 2003

When You Aren't Really You - Protecting Yourself from Identity Thieves
BusinessWest, February 27, 2003

Seminar: The Probate Process From Start to Finish October 28, 2013

Seminar: Estate planning questions and answers October 21, 2013

Seminar: Taking Control of Your Future: A Legal Checkup May 18, 2011

Seminar: The Importance of Designating a Health Care Proxy Before You Need it May 4, 2011

Seminar: Estate Planning Basics July 29, 2010

Seminar: Paralegal Course: The UPC in Action – The Guardianship and Conservatorship Process & Preview of the 2011 Probate Changes June 17, 2010

Seminar: Pet Estate Planning February 4, 2010

Seminar: Demystifying the Emerging Treatment & Law of Eldercare December 9, 2009

Seminar: Staying in Control: Understanding Massachusetts’ New Guardianship Laws November 16, 2009

Seminar: When It’s All Going to the Dogs: A Primer on the Emerging Trend of Pet Trusts and Estate Planning November 15, 2009

Seminar: Drafting the Simple Will November 10, 2009

Contributer: Estate Planning Bits

Quoted: And to My Dear Woofy... Estate Planning, Bank Investment Consultant , July 2008

Guest on NPR discussing Leona Helmsley's $12M bequest to her dog, August 29, 2007

Speaker: Liberty Under Law: Empowering Youth, Assuring Democracy, Central High School, May 2007

Lecturer: The A-Z’s Of Real Property Issues, Suffolk University Law School, March 2007

Guest: WWLP TV Senior Showcase, 11/03

Court-Certified GAL Training for Category D Matters, MCLE, November 2002

Author: ‘Tis the Season...To Review Your Estate Plan, Prime Times, March 2002

Author: Homestead Exemption Update: WP Channels, August 2001

Author: United States v. Kirby: The Case for Appellate Review of Grants of Bail by District Court Judges in International Extradition Cases, 21 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 565 (1999)