Dynamic Massachusetts Law Firm Providing Quality Legal Advice For More Than 35 Years
New Bedford attorneys serve clients in civil litigation, estate planning and corporate law
Since 1976, Folan & McGlone, P.C. has represented individuals, families, small-businesses, insurance companies and large corporations in civil litigation, estate planning and corporate law cases. For more than 35 years, we have been helping Massachusetts residents solve their legal issues in a punctual manner while avoiding unnecessary escalations and costs.
We protect your rights in every situation
Whether you're an individual seeking help with an estate planning matter or a large corporation in search of a skilled lawyer, you deserve to receive strong legal representation and hands-on attention. We work hard to ensure that your legal rights are protected so you can focus on what is most important - yourself. Regardless of the complexity of your case, whether we can reach a settlement through negotiation or need to proceed to court, we can help.
Personal client attention and dedication. Our focus is to map out favorable solutions for your case and obtain the results you require and deserve. We listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions in a timely manner.
Community involvement and leadership. Our civil litigation and workers' compensation attorneys are frequently summoned by bar associations and law schools for lectures and legal advice. With a long-track record of success and a strong professional reputation, attorney John F. Folan has earned membership on the Board of Bar Overseers.
Respected by colleagues. Our attorneys are highly rated by colleagues for outstanding professionalism and ethics. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, as well as our fellow attorneys in the legal community.
Put our experience and commitment to work for you
With more than 35 years of experience, the attorneys at Folan & McGlone, P.C. can successfully help you resolve your legal problems, including:
-Trusts and estates
401 County Street
New Bedford MA 02741
Massachusetts Trusts and Estates Attorneys Helping You Plan
Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Folan & McGlone, P.C. can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Draft your living will and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet - making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
We can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. Our estate planning attorneys draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointment of guardianship
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.
He has earned a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for his professionalism and ethics.
-U.S. Tax Court, 1996
-U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1984
-U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1979
-New England School of Law, J.D., 1978
-Boston University, LL.M., 1982
-Boston College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1975
Associations & memberships
-New Bedford Bar Association
-Bristol County Bar Association
-Massachusetts Bar Association
New England School of Law
Juris Doctorate ,
He has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.
-Insurance policyholders law
-Workers compensation law
-U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1980
-U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1973
-Suffolk University, J.D., 1969
-Stonehill College, A.B., 1965
Associations & memberships
-New Bedford, Bristol County and Massachusetts (Member, Civil Litigation Section; Workers' Compensation Sub-Committee, 1978-current) Bar Associations
-Defense Research Institute
-Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
-Advisor, Trial Advocacy Workshop, Harvard University, 1985-current)
-Trial Advisor, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1994
-Board of Bar Overseers (Hearing Committee Member, 1999-current)
Juris Doctorate ,
-U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1993
-Southern New England School of Law, J.D., 1992
-Bristol Community, A.D., 1977
-Salve Regina, B.S., 1984