JENNIFER L. LAUCIRICA

Jenn-160Associate

Location: Needham, Massachusetts
Phone: 781-239-8900
Fax: 781-239-8909
E-mail: jlaucirica@oarlawyers.com

Jennifer L. Laucirica concentrates her practice in estate administration, probate law, trust administration, and estate planning.  She was named as a Massachusetts Rising Star, which appeared in the Super Lawyers publication of the November 2010 issue of Boston Magazine and New England Super Lawyers.  Ms. Laucirica is the Chair of the MBA Probate Section Council for 2013/2014 and an MBA House of Delegates Representative.  She has been a member of the MBA Probate Section Council since 2005.  Ms. Laucirica was actively involved with the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code legislation and implementation, including testifying before the House for its’ enactment. Ms. Laucirica was a member of Chief Justice Carey’s Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code Forms Implementation Committee.

Ms. Laucirica has experience in all aspects of estate and trust administration and planning.  Previously, Ms. Laucirica was a Trust Advisor with Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Trust Company in Boston, MA; the managing associate of estate administration for Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, MA and Cushing & Dolan, P.C. in Boston, MA; and an estate settlement associate with State Street Global Advisors in Boston, MA.  Jennifer was also the Probate Paralegal for the Office of the Attorney General.

Ms. Laucirica received her Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University (Cum Laude) and her Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School (Cum Laude) in 1999.  Ms. Laucirica resides in Scituate, Massachusetts with her husband and two children.

Areas of Practice

Estate administration

Trust administration

Estate planning

Probate litigation

Education

  • Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.S. – 1993
    • Cum Laude
  • Suffolk University Law School
    • J.D. – 1999
    • Cum Laude

Published Works

  • Addressing Probate & Estate Issues in Family & Divorce Law (MCLE, Inc. 2012)
  • Probate Procedures of the Division of Public Charities (BBA, 1997)
  • Preparing Estate Tax Returns, MCLE, Co-Author,  (MCLE, Inc. 2004)
  • MUPC Demystified Series I: Informal Probate,  Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA, 2011)
  • The New Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (BBA, 2011)
  • Trust Administration  (MBA, 2011)
  • Estate Planning Techniques to Avoid or Survive Probate Litigation (MBA, 2008 & 2009)

Seminars

  • Probate Implications of Divorce, MCLE, Co-Chair and Panelist, 2012
  • MUPC Demystified Series I: Informal Probate,  Massachusetts Bar Association, Chair and Panelist, 2011
  • The New Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code, Boston Bar Association, Chair and Panelist, 2011
  • The New Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code, MCLE, Panelist, 2011
  • Trust Administration, Massachusetts Bar Association, Co-Chair and Panelist, 2011
  • Estate Planning Techniques to Avoid or Survive Probate Litigation, Massachusetts Bar Association, 2008 & 2009
  • Decoupling the Massachusetts Estate Tax, MBA, 2007
  • Speaking engagement in support of the passage of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code, 2005
  • Probate Procedures of the Office of the Attorney General Division of Public Charities, Boston Bar Association, Panelist, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar
  • Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code Implementation Committee 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Appointed to the Massachusetts Bar Association Probate Section Council, 2005 through 2008; 2010-2014
  • Vice Chair of Massachusetts Bar Association Probate Section Council, 2011/2012; 2012/2013
  • Chair of Massachusetts Bar Association Probate Section Council, 2013/2014
  • Boston Probate and Estate Planning Forum 2011/2012
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Probate Section Council, Estate Planning Practice Group Chair 2006 through 2008
  • Boston Bar Association Member