Matthew Karr

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Woburn, MA

The Heritage Law Center, LLC
 | 400 Trade Center Dr, Suite 7810
Woburn, MA 01801
Phone: 617-752-7578
Fax: 800-810-1655
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (60%),
  • Elder Law (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    An attorney at Heritage Law Center, Matthew Karr focuses his practice on estate planning, probate and other aspects of elder law. From the firm's offices in Woburn, Massachusetts, he provides knowledgeable representation to clients throughout Middlesex and Essex counties and other parts of the greater Boston metropolitan area. Mr. Karr has been admitted to practice since 2008.

    In his estate planning practice, Mr. Karr regularly prepares and reviews wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, financial and health care powers of attorney, and advance medical directives. He designs each plan in accordance with the needs and objectives of the client, often with an aim towards avoiding what is often a lengthy and costly probate process and reducing estate tax exposure. For those clients whose loved ones died with a will that is required to be probated, he guides them through the proceedings and lets them know what is required and what to expect.

    Mr. Karr's elder law experience has included advising family members about the long-term care services that might be available to their elderly loved ones, including assisted living facilities and nursing homes. He then works with them on such issues as Medicaid planning, helping to protect their assets through strategies such as irrevocable trusts, unnuities and strategic gifts. The high quality of his work in all of these endeavors has earned Mr. Karr a great deal of recognition from his fellow attorneys, including a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

    Mr. Karr is a member of several professional groups that are related to his practice area, including the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association and the Essex County Estate Planning Council. He is a 2008 graduate of Boston College Law School.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 40%Elder Law
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning


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    Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

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    About Matthew Karr

    Admitted: 2008, Massachusetts

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    • Matthew Karr, Esq, of The Heritage Law Center recently received the highly regarded Five Star Award, recognizing service professionals who provide exceptional client satisfaction and service. Five Star Award winners appeared in a special section in the February 2016 issue of Boston Magazine. The Five Star program is the largest and most widely published financial services award program in North America., Five Star Award in Estate Planning, Five Star Professional, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Federal District Court of Massachusetts
    • Massachusetts Real Estate Broker and Notary Public
    • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, North Shore Estate Planning Counsel, the Trusts and Estates Consortium, National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Life Care Planning Law Firm Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Co-Chair of the Community Economic Development Group
    • Attorney Matthew Karr holds monthly "Ask an Attorney" hours, pro bono, at the Hamilton Council on Aging.  He also regularly lectures at Councils on Aging around the North Shore., 2018

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presented on how to identify potential issues regarding real estate that should be discussed with estate planning clients, how to protect real estate assets from creditors and long term care, how to smartly and efficiently pass on real estate assets to client beneficiaries and which estate planning vehicles are most appropriate to achieve a client’s objectives., Presenter, Practice Fundamentals: Estate Planning with Real Estate, Boston Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, 2016
    • Presented MCLE seminar to the Massachusetts Bar focusing on identifying the specific needs of the most common types of the middle class estate and details the key estate planning strategies that best serve those needs.  , Faculty, Latest Techniques for Middle Class Estates, MCLE, Massachusetts Bar, 2016
    • Presented on best practices for solo and small firm attorneys to market and manage their estate planning practices., Presenter, Estate Planning Practice Fundamentals: Practice Management, MA Bar Trusts & Estates Committee, Boston Bar Association, 2014

    Educational Background:

    • Hofstra University, Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa distinction
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    400 Trade Center Dr
    Suite 7810
    Woburn, MA 01801

    Phone: 617-752-7578

    Fax: 800-810-1655

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