David J. Correira

David J. Correira

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Boston, MA

Correira & Correira LLP
 | 20 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-723-5040
Fax: 617-723-5044
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2012, 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Elder Law (20%)
Attorney Profile

David J. Correira, Esq. is the managing partner of Correira & Correira LLP with offices in Boston, Mansfield and Swansea, Massachusetts; Providence and Newport, Rhode Island; and Naples, Florida, He is a nationally recognized estates and trusts lawyer with nearly three decades of experience litigating conservatorships, wills, estates and trusts, and guardianship cases. He has consulted with colleagues overseas on international succession and tax matters and U.S. domicile, specifically for clients in Brazil, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Myanmar, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. He is widely published on various areas of estate taxes, probate administration, and disability planning. Attorney Correira received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Rhode Island, and his Juris Doctor degree from the New England School of Law in Boston. He has completed advanced legal studies at Harvard University Law School, Boston University Law School, and Oxford University. He holds a Master of Laws degree in comparative law completed Eötvös Loránd University Law School in Budapest, Hungary in conjunction with Boston University Law School and Lazarski University Law School in Warsaw, Poland; and he is completing a second Master of Laws degree at the University of London Law School in international and comparative trusts, banking, finance and taxation.  




About David Correira

Admitted: 1989, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.correiralaw.com/our-partners/david-j-correira/


  • Bridgewater State College Alumni Award for Professional and Community Service; Massachusetts Bar Association Pro Bono Award; Rhode Island Supreme Court Pro Bono Recognition; Bristol County Estate Planning Council Pro Bono Publico Award; Citizens Scholarship Foundation Volunteer of the Year Award.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Massachusetts Bar, 1989; Rhode Island Bar, 1990; U.S. Federal District Court, 1990. 

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Collier County (Naples, Florida) Bar Association, Affiliate Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • A.I.R.E Time Foundation, Southeastern MA; Rhode Island Pooled Trust, Warwick, RI, General Counsel; PrimaCare Foundation, Bristol County, MA, General Counsel.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Marital Deduction & Credit Shelter Planning: A New Paradigm, Rhode Island Bar Association, June, 2016; Preserving the Attorney/Client Relationship in Trust Litigation, Rhode Island Bar Association, June, 2016; Trials & Tribulations of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code and Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code, Massachusetts Bar Association, May, 2016; Private International Laws' Impact on Wills & Property, the Case of Adele Bloch-Bauer, Trusts & Estates, March, 2016; Creative Uses of the Marital Deduction & Credit Shelter, Trusts & Estates, September, 2015; Litigation Issues Related to Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trusts, Massachusetts Bar Association Probate Section Annual Meeting, November, 2015; Massachusetts Elder Law, Revised 2nd Edition, Lexis/Nexis, 2014, 2015, 2016; Estate Planning for Florida Snowbirds, Rhode Island Bar Journal, 2013; Asset Protection Trusts, A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Rhode Island, MCLE, 2012; Will Construction, A Practical Guide to Probate in Rhode Island, MCLE, 2011; Estate Planning for Second & Third Marriages, Rhode Island Bar Journal, January, 2010;The Impact of Estate Planning on Marital Assets in a Divorce, Massachusetts Bar Associaiton, 2010; Beyond the Special Needs Trust, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Orlando, Florida, 2010; multiple articles, Estate Planning Journal, 1998, 2000, 2003; Medicaid Reform & Planning, Chapter, Personal & Financial Advisor Series, Volume II, West, 2003; Cross Border Estate Planning, Canadian Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Vancouver, BC, 2001; Offshore Trusts, Destination Belize, Journal of Asset Protection, 2000; Adjunct Professor, New England School of Law/Boston; and Visiting Professor at: University of Salzburg School of Law, Austria; Romeris University School of Law, Lithuania; Rezekne University School of Law, Latvia; Rijecka University School of Law, Croatia; Karoli Gaspar University School of Law, Hungary; Moscow School of Social and Econominc Sciences College of Law, Russia. 


  • Giroux v. Laranjo et al (Lawyers Weekly No.15-007-16) (Fields, J.) (Bristol County Probate Court) Summary Judgment and Fee Award; Clark v. Dehner (Lawyers Weekly No. 12-177-09) (Murtagh, J.) (Middlesex Superior Court) MICV2008-02427 Outcome: Ruling in Client's Favor; Dedrick v. Commissioner of Div. of Medical Assistance, 65 Mass. App. Ct. 1120, 842 N.E. 2d 99 Outcome: Final Resolution in Client's Favor; McManus v. McManus, 354 F. Supp. 2d 62 (D. Mass. 2005) Outcome: Final Settlement in Client's Favor.


  • $20 Million Tax Dispute, London, UK & Providence, RI $5.2 Million Estate Dispute, Florida & Massachusetts: $3.5 Million Will Contest, Superior Court, Newport, RI; $3.1 Million Trust Reformation, Superior Court, Providence, RI; $2.5 Million Contested Guardianship, Chesapeake, VA; $1.5 Million Will & Trust Contest, Probate Court, Bristol County, MA; $1.1 Million Will Contest, Probate Court, Boston, MA; $2.1 Million Sale & Gift of a Conservation Easement, Tiverton, RI; $1.5 Million Sale & Gift of a Conservation Easement, Assonet, MA; $1.1 Million Sale & Gift of a Conservation Easement, Touisset, MA/RI. $1.1 Million Will Contest, Tuscon, AZ

Representative Clients:

  • Abacus Wealth Management, London; Bank of America, Boston, Providence, Florida; Chase Bank, Chicago; CitiBank, N.A., New York; Citizens Bank, Massachusetts, Rhode Island; Citizens-Union Savings Bank, Massachusetts; Fleet Bank, Rhode Island; U.S. Trust, Massachusetts, Florida; Wachovia Bank, Florida; Fifth-Third Bank, Naples, Florida.  

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell


Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Bridgewater State College, 1980; Master of Public Adminstration, University of Rhode Island, 1984, Master of Laws, Eötvös Loránd University Law School in Budapest, Hungary in conjunction with Boston University Law School and Lazarski University Law School in Warsaw, Poland. 
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Office Location for David J. Correira

20 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116

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Last Updated: 6/19/2019

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