Practice Focus

Peter’s practice focuses the areas of probate, estate and trust administration, estate planning and residential real estate.  He guides clients through the probate process and prepares estate tax returns.  In the estate planning context, he advises clients on tax minimization, drafts wills and trusts, and also serves as a fiduciary upon request.  A title insurance agent, Peter’s real estate practice includes the drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, title examination and the preparation of loan documentation.

Education

Boston College Law School, J.D., 1974
Williams College, A.B. with honors in American Civilization, 1970
Governor Dummer Academy (now known as The Governor’s Academy), cum laude, 1966

Background

Peter has experienced the practice of law both in the small firm suburban setting and in a downtown Boston law firm. During that time period, he was exposed to most anything which a “general practitioner” could encounter, ranging from civil suits for assault and battery to petitions for partition of jointly owned real estate. He subsequently narrowed his focus, and has been drafting estate planning documents, settling estates and handling residential and commercial real estate transactions on behalf of buyers, sellers and lenders for over thirty-five years. Originally from the North Shore, Peter has lived in Wayland for more than thirty years and has been involved in a variety of civic and volunteer organizations during that time period.

Admissions

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Professional Activities

Massachusetts Bar Association, Estate and Trust Section
Real Estate Bar Association