Adams & Blinn Counsellors At Law, P.C.

Skilled attorneys with more than 125 years' combined legal experience serving your legal needs

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Firm Overview

Adams & Blinn Counsellors at Law, P.C. in Cambridge and in Sterling, Massachusetts represents clients in Massachusetts' Middlesex and Worcester counties in matters of real estate, probate, trusts and more. Our firm has been in practice continuously since 1856. Our attorneys have more than 125 years' combined experience providing effective legal services to clients. We are dedicated to ensuring successful results. We communicate with you to ensure you realistically understand your options and offer our full attention to your case to help you reach your goals. Our attorneys build trust with our clients and work tirelessly in their best interests. Call Adams & Blinn Counsellors at Law, P.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation and find out how our firm can serve your legal needs.

Ethical practice delivering quality representation and successful results:
At Adams & Blinn Counsellors at Law, P.C., we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards in the representation of our clients. Our attorneys have a track record of securing favorable results, and we apply our extensive knowledge to every case. Adams & Blinn Counsellors at Law, P.C. is:

Ethical - Our attorneys are honest and work hard to help people. We are trained in and uphold the highest moral standards in legal practice. We are compassionate towards every client and work diligently and cost-efficiently on your behalf.

Experienced - Our attorneys have more than 125 years' combined legal experience and extensive knowledge of the legal matters we address. Our firm has been in continuous practice since 1856.

Successful -- We have a record of success in representing clients and a reputation for providing quality service and effective advice. Our firm is devoted to achieving positive results for you.

Trusted law firm helping clients in various practice areas:
Adams & Blinn, Counsellors at Law, P.C. is a trusted law firm providing sound legal advice and support in the following practice areas:

Real Estate - In real estate practice, we apply our extensive knowledge of property rights, real estate issues, and business and finance to help you in matters such as residential home transactions, landlord-tenant disputes and real estate contracts.

Probate - In probate practice, we guide executors and beneficiaries through the complex process of probating an estate, including filing the will with the probate court, transferring assets and paying estate taxes.

Trusts - In trusts practice, the firm helps you plan for the future in all aspects of trusts and estates, including estate planning, tax issues, choosing an executor, guardianships, wills and trusts.
Main Office

Main Office
43 Thorndike Street,
Bulfinch Square
Cambridge  MA  02141

Phone
  • (617) 577-9700
Fax
  • (617) 494-9068
Estate Planning
The experienced attorneys at Cambridge's Adams & Blinn Counsellors at Law, P.C. can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning.
We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. We can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts if they would be beneficial to your estate.
Probate
Experienced Massachusetts trusts and estates attorneys help guide you through the process
Probate follows what is typically a painful emotional loss. The knowledgeable, meticulous probate attorneys at Adams & Blinn Counsellors at Law, P.C. have more than 125 years' combined legal experience in probate law and know how to ease the stress of probate by guiding executors and beneficiaries through the complex process.

The process of probate:
Most executors have rarely if ever probated a will and know little about the process. Adams & Blinn Counsellors at Law, P.C. can guide you through all aspects of probate, including:

-Filing the will with the Massachusetts probate court
-Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
-Finding and collecting assets
-Closing and opening bank accounts
-Paying estate taxes
-Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
-Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
-Locating beneficiaries
-Hiring experts, when appropriate

Valuing and managing the estate:
Our attorneys assist executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. Adams & Blinn Counsellors at Law, P.C. has a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. We can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.

Probate disputes:
Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. Our attorneys' professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally-charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interests of our client to preserve cordial familial relationships, our attorneys are adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, we assertively defend our client's beneficiary rights within the Massachusetts probate court.
Real Estate
Experienced Cambridge real estate lawyers
The attorneys at Massachusetts' Adams & Blinn Counsellors at Law, P.C. apply their extensive knowledge about property rights, real estate issues, finance and business to all areas of real estate law. With more than 125 years' combined legal experience in real estate law, our attorneys can help you with:

-Residential home sales transactions
-Commercial property sales transactions
-Homeowners associations
-Condominium law
-Landlord-tenant disputes
-Evictions
-Foreclosures
-Real estate contracts
-Eminent domain
-Zoning, land use and building permits
-Boundary and easement disputes
-Title disputes

Real estate transaction attorneys:
From offer to sale, Adams & Blinn Counsellors at Law, P.C. handles all aspects of buying and selling real estate and construction, so that you can feel confident about a smooth and precise transaction. Our attorneys can:

-Draft or review your sales contract
-Negotiate real estate agreements
-Review your lending documents
-Search and clear title
-Analyze your deal and rectify potential problems
-Handle land use, zoning and permitting
-Conduct your real estate closing

Real estate litigation attorneys:
Real estate litigation requires substantial knowledge about property laws and civil litigation, as well as a dynamic courtroom presence. At Adams & Blinn Counsellors at Law, P.C., our attorneys possess the specialized knowledge necessary to successfully litigate your real estate disputes.

Real estate negotiators:
Some disputes are better solved outside of the courtroom. Our effective mediators guide negotiations to protect your interests. By retaining an experienced mediator to strategize during the contract negotiation process, you can often prevent disputes from arising at a later stage in the real estate transaction. This can save time, costs and frustration.

David L. Taylor

ISLN: 903236377
Managing Partner

Practice Areas: Corporate Law; Probate Law; Real Estate Law; Estate Planning; Elder Law; Trust Law; Nonprofit Tax Law

Admitted: 1970, Massachusetts; 1971, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1973, U.S. Tax Court; 1976, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School: Boston University, J.D.

Member: Massachusetts Bar Association; Christian Legal Society.

Biography: Massachusetts Association Bank Counsel.

Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Education
  • Boston University
    Juris Doctorate

Patrick J. Daly

ISLN: 908037771
Member

Practice Areas: Real Estate Law; Litigation; Administrative Law

Admitted: 1973, Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1975, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1979, U.S. Supreme Court; 1997, New Hampshire

Law School: Boston College, J.D.

Member: Middlesex County, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and American Bar Associations; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Biography: Member of Panel, American Arbitration Association and National Association of Securities Dealers.

Place of birth: Bronx, New York
Education
  • Boston College
    Juris Doctorate

John A. Taylor

ISLN: 903232423
Of Counsel

Practice Areas: Litigation; Real Estate Law; Intellectual Property; Professional Malpractice Law

Admitted: 1980, Massachusetts

Law School: New England School of Law, J.D.

Member: Massachusetts and American Bar Associations.

Biography: Lead Articles Editor, New England Law Review, 1979-1980. Assistant Counsel, pro tem, Board of Bar Overseers of The Supreme Judicial Court, 1991.

Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Education
  • New England School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Monica K. Rutkovskis

ISLN: 915874338
Associate

Practice Areas: Real Estate; Probate

Admitted: 2001, Massachusetts

Law School: New England School of Law, J.D.

Member: Boston, Massachusetts and American Bar Associations.

Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Education
  • New England School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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