Eric D. Correira

Top rated estate planning & probate attorney in Providence, Rhode Island

Correira Law
Eric D. Correira
Correira Law

Practice Areas: Estate planning & probate, Elder law, Estate & trust litigation; view more

Licensed in Rhode Island since: 2009

Education: Villanova University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2019

Correira Law

10 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903 Visit website



1010 G.A.R. Highway, Swansea, Massachusetts 02777

20 Cabot Boulevard, Mansfield, Massachusetts 02048

20 Park Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

1415 Panther Lane, Naples, Florida 34109

Eric D. Correira is the principal of the firm concentrating in the areas of estate planning and administration, tax and business planning, elder law and disability planning, and trust, estate, and tax litigation.

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

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 such trust for special needs individuals in the Ocean State. In addition, one of Attorney Correira’s notable areas of expertise is planning for individuals with interests in both New England and Florida.

Practice areas

Estate planning & probate, Elder law, Estate & trust litigation, Business/corporate, Tax: consumer

Focus areas

Estate planning, Guardianships & conservatorships, Living wills, Power of attorney, Probate & estate administration, Trusts, Will contests, Business formation and planning, Limited liability companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter s corporations, Business organizations, Tax law

  • 30% Estate planning & probate
  • 30% Elder law
  • 20% Estate & trust litigation
  • 10% Business/corporate
  • 10% Tax: consumer

First Admitted: 2009, Rhode Island

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Harvard Law School Federal Tax Clinic Pro Bono Panel, Member
  • Mansfield Rotary Club, Member
  • Mansfield Zoning Board of Appeals, Member
  • Giroux v. Laranjo, et. al., Lawyers Weekly No. 15-007-16
  • Rachlin v. Forman, 956 N.E.2d 264, 80 Mass. App. Ct. 1112 (2011)
  • Duclos v. Dir. of Office of Medicaid, 950 N.E.2d 906, 79 Mass. App. Ct. 1130 (2011)
  • Forman v. Dir. of Office of Medicaid, 944 N.E.2d 1081, 79 Mass. App. Ct. 218 (2011)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section, Member
  • Bristol County Bar Association, Member
  • Bristol County Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Collier County (Naples) Bar Association, Member
  • Fall River Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Probate Law Section, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Rhode Island Chapter, Member
  • Newport County Bar Association, Member
  • Norfolk and Plymouth Estate and Business Planning Council, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Annual Meeting Committee, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Executive Committee, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Journal, Editor in Chief
  • Rhode Island Bar Probate and Trust Committee, Liaison
  • Rhode Island Bar Technology in the Practice Committee, Member
  • Rhode Island Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • , 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
Educational Background:
  • LL.M., Villanova University School of Law, 2009
  • B.A., The George Washington University, 2006
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 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 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 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

Office location for Eric D. Correira

10 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-454-5040


3 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2019

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