Eric D. Correira

Eric D. Correira

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Boston, MA

Correira & Correira LLP
 | 20 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-723-5040
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Elder Law (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Tax: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

Eric D. Correira is a partner in the firm concentrating in the areas of estate tax planning, business planning, and trust, estate, and tax litigation. He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Florida.

Attorney Correira has authored chapters for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc. (MCLE)'s New England Law Practice Collection. He has had articles published on a variety of estate planning topics in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly and the Rhode Island Bar Journal. Attorney Correira is a lecturer on estate planning and asset protection for the National Business Institute.

Recently, he completed a major conservation easement project in Rhode Island, involving the protection of shoreline and abutting farm and wildland acreage. He has also appeared and successfully argued several cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Attorney Correira was instrumental in creating and implementing the Rhode Island Pooled Trust, the first and only such trust for special needs individuals in the Ocean State. The Rhode Island Pooled Trust allows individuals and their families to set aside assets without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits, and is administered by a non-profit organization. 

About Eric Correira

Admitted: 2009, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.correiralaw.com/

Honors/Awards:

  • Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award, Villanova University School of Law, 2009

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Estate Planning Certificate, Villanova University School of Law, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Rhode Island Bar Annual Meeting Committee, Member
  • Rhode Island Estate Planning Council, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Rhode Island Chapter, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Bristol County Bar Association, Member
  • Bristol County Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Collier County (Naples) Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • Fall River Bar Association, Member
  • Fall River Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Young Lawyers Division, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter, Member
  • Newport County Bar Association, Member
  • Norfolk and Plymouth Estate and Business Planning Council, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar CLE Committee, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Journal Editorial Board, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar New Lawyers Committee, Member
  • Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mansfield Zoning Board of Appeals, Alternate Member
  • Harvard Law School Federal Tax Clinic Pro Bono Panel, Member
  • Mansfield Rotary Club, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • This article highlights the need to recognize the interplay between United States and state tax law, as well as that of any foreign country involved, when advising estate planning clients with international connections., Author, Estate Planning for International Family and Property, Rhode Island Bar Journal, 2016
  • This article provides a summary of the important distinctions between Rhode Island, and its neighbor Massachusetts, and Florida in the areas of tax, creditor protection, Medicaid, and incapacity, as well as the planning techniques available to structure one’s estate plan to optimize those differences., Author, Estate Planning for Florida Snowbirds, Rhode Island Bar Journal, 2013
  • This article provides a summary of the ethical rules and law related to client representation in trust matters., Author, Establishing and Protecting the Attorney-Client Relationship in Trust Matters, Rhode Island Bar Journal, 2012
  • This article provides an argument in favor of Rhode Island enacting default surrogate consent statutes to provide an alternative to court administered guardianships., Author, Why Rhode Island Needs Default Surrogate Consent Statutes, Rhode Island Bar Journal, 2012
  • This book chapter provides a summary of the trust options available to shelter one's assets from both Medicaid and creditors., Author, Asset Protection Trusts, A Practical Guide to Estate Planning, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 2012
  • This book chapter provides a summary of the caselaw and statutes applied to interpret will and trust provisions in order to assist attorneys in both drafting estate plans and litigating estate and trust disputes., Author, Will Construction, A Practical Guide to Probate in Rhode Island, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 2011

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Forman v. Dir. of Office of Medicaid, 944 N.E.2d 1081, 79 Mass. App. Ct. 218 (2011)
  • Duclos v. Dir. of Office of Medicaid, 950 N.E.2d 906, 79 Mass. App. Ct. 1130 (2011)
  • Rachlin v. Forman, 956 N.E.2d 264, 80 Mass. App. Ct. 1112 (2011)

Educational Background:

  • LL.M., Villanova University School of Law, 2009
  • B.A., The George Washington University, 2006
Office Location for Eric D. Correira

20 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116

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Last Updated: 3/14/2019

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