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Steven E. Gurdin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Boston, MA

Fitch Law Partners LLP
84 State Street, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-542-5542
Fax: 617-542-1542
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 1994
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas: Family Law (70%), Estate & Trust Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

                                                                                            Mr. Gurdin's Secondary Location:
                                                                                               110 Cedar Street Suite 250
                                                                                                 Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Mr. Gurdin's civil litigation practice is concentrated in the areas of Family Law and Probate Litigation. Mr. Gurdin is repeatedly named a "Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyer" and a "Top 100 New England Super Lawyer", in Massachusetts Super Lawyers published by the Thomson Reuters rating service in Boston Magazine. He is ranked at the highest level of legal ability, "AV," in the benchmark Martindale-Hubble Law Directory. Mr. Gurdin is also listed in the 2013-2017 editions of Best Lawyers in America® a highly esteemed, national peer review guide of attorneys.  

Mr. Gurdin represents clients in all aspects of family law including, divorce proceedings, paternity actions, removal actions, modification and contempt actions, child custody disputes, domestic violence, and alimony and child support issues. Mr. Gurdin regularly prepares and negotiates pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Mr. Gurdin has extensive experience in representing clients in complex financial issues relating to divorce such as business and real estate valuation, structuring alimony and child support payments to maximize income tax deductibility, and properly analyzing the tax implications when dividing sizeable marital assets. Mr. Gurdin has significant experience representing clients in child custody disputes and working closely with Court appointed Guardians Ad Litem and forensic psychologists and psychiatrists. Mr. Gurdin has experience litigating matters involving issues relating to de facto parents and same sex relationships.

Mr. Gurdin is skilled in the complexities of probate litigation. Mr. Gurdin represents clients in will contests, actions regarding the interpretation and reformation of trusts, guardianship and conservatorship actions. Mr. Gurdin actively represents clients who are fiduciaries and beneficiaries regarding the proper administration of trusts and estates. Mr. Gurdin has successfully represented numerous attorneys and professional fiduciaries in contested proceedings in the Probate and Family Court and Superior Court.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Family Law
  • 30%Estate & Trust Litigation
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Will Contests

Selections

14 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007

About Steven E. Gurdin

First Admitted: 1994, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://www.fitchlp.com/Attorneys/Steven-E-Gurdin.shtml

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • MCLE - Family Court Judicial Forum (2003-2016), Moderator
  • MCLE's Family Law Case update , Panelist
  • Moderator, Boston Bar Association Bench/Bar Program with four Justices of the Suffolk County Probate and Family Court, ,
  • Boston Bar Association Bench/Bar Program with five Probate and Family Court Justices (2009), Moderator
  • MCLE's Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop (2005-2016), Panelist
  • MCLE's Probate Litigation Basics , Panelist
  • Boston Bar Association Trust and Estates Section "Recent Developments in Fiduciary Litigation", Presenter
  • Co-Author, An Overview of Alimony 98 MCLE 10:21
  • Participated in authoring section on Discovery in Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education's Divorce Law Practice Manual

Educational Background

  • Emory University, B.A., 1990

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York
  • Member, New England Advisory Board of the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators. 
  • Active member of the Boston Bar Association
  • Served a two year term as Co-Chair of the Fiduciary Litigation Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts
  • Co-Chair, Boston Bar Association, Fiduciary litigation Committee
  • Member, MCLE's Family Law Curriculum Advisory Committee
  • Served a two year term as Co-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Boston Bar Association
  • Active member of the Boston Estate Planning Council
  • Co-Chair Family Law Section - Boston Bar Association
  • Chair, MCLE's Divorce Law Basics (2004-2016)
  • Active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Active member of the Family and Probate Law Sections of the Massachusetts Bar Association

Honors/Awards

  • Ranked at the highest level of legal ability, "AV," in the benchmark Martindale-Hubble Law Directory
  • Among ten recognized by MCLE as a "top volunteering individual" out of the 2,431 individuals that volunteer their time, expertise and enthusiasm as MCLE advisors, faculty, authors and editors
  • Listed in the 2013-2017 editions of Best Lawyers in America® a highly esteemed, national peer review guide of attorneys
  • Recognized as a "top volunteering individual" by MCLE in its Annual Report.
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Office Location for Steven E. Gurdin

84 State Street
11th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Phone: 617-542-5542

Fax: 617-542-1542

Last Updated: 12/31/2021

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