Kenneth P. Brier

Kenneth P. Brier

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Needham, MA

Brier, Marandett & Rossetti LLP
 | 160 Gould Street, Suite 320
Needham, MA 02494
Phone: 781-453-0030
Fax: 781-239-8909
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1980
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (70%),
  • Tax: Business (10%),
  • Tax: Consumer (10%),
  • Closely Held Business (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Kenneth P. Brier is a partner of Brier, Marandett & Rossetti LLP in Needham, MA, a boutique firm focusing on estate planning, probate, taxation, small business planning and executive benefit matters.  An alumnus of several big Boston law firms, he offers sophisticated services in a small-firm setting.  He helps clients pass their wealth along to the people or charities they most want to receive it, minimizing exposure to the taxman and creditors.  Often a lawyer for the lawyers, he takes pride in handling challenging situations, tax or non-tax, dealing with blended families, closely-held businesses, real estate interests, retirement plan interests, and people with multistate or multinational connections.  Ken is frequently called upon to serve as a legal consultant and as a neutral Personal Representative for families involved in litigation.  As a licensed certified public accountant, Ken is ready and able to deal with the details of taxes and finances.

    Ken is a member of the American, Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations, the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the American Inns of Court, and the Boston Estate Planning Council, and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a national elective organization of distinguished trust and estate attorneys.  He is the former co-chair of the Boston Bar Association trusts and estates section and of its estate planning committee.  Ken is a frequent lecturer and has been quoted in numerous publications.  He has authored articles for many publications including ACTEC Notes, The Tax Lawyer, Trusts & Estates, Family Business, Financial Planning, Massachusetts CPA Review, and Tax Law Review.  Ken graduated, with honors, from Princeton University in 1975 with a degree in economics, and earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1979.

    About Kenneth Brier

    Admitted: 1980, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage: https://brierlaw.com/kenneth-p-brier/

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts, 1981

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practioners (STEP)
    • Member, Boston Bar Association (Past Co-Chair of Trusts and Estates Section and Estate Planning Committee)
    • Member, Boston Estate Planning Council
    • Member, Greater Boston Fiduciary Law American Inn of Court
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

    Educational Background:

    • A.B. Princeton University, 1975
    • J.D. Columbia University School of Law, 1979
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    Office Location for Kenneth P. Brier

    160 Gould Street
    Suite 320
    Needham, MA 02494

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    Last Updated: 6/11/2020

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