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 Lisa M. Cukier

Lisa M. Cukier


Office Phone: 617.345.3471
Location: Boston, MA; Metro West, MA
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Lisa M. Cukier is a partner at Burns & Levinson and concentrates her practice in all aspects of estate and trust litigation, fiduciary litigation, probate law, child custody, parentage issues and divorce, planning and litigation for blended families and same-sex couples, adoption, guardianship and conservatorship, and elder financial exploitation.

Recognized for her expertise and skill, Ms. Cukier is a frequent speaker on the topics of trust and estate litigation, estate planning, and family law, including same sex marriage. She is a continuing Faculty Member at Newton Community Education, for the course “Wills, Trusts and Probate” 2008 through the present. She is also a regular contributor for various publications including Boston Spirit Magazine, and a columnist for the Weston Town Crier and Wicked Local Wayland. Prior to joining Burns & Levinson in 2002, she served as Assistant General Counsel for the Department of Mental Health and as Assistant General Counsel for the Department of Mental Retardation.


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  • 2/1/2015, Massachusetts Lawyers Journal - MassBar Educates: Faculty Spotlight
    Lisa Cukier was featured for her role in MCLE as program chair of Estate Planning and Divorce.
  • 6/15/2014, WHDH Channel 7 - Urban Update: Diversity in the Workplace
    Lisa was interviewed by Byron Barnett regarding LGBT diversity in the workforce.
  • 10/29/2013, - Boston Spirit Magazine to host post-DOMA LGBT financial summit
    Lisa Cukier was mentioned in this article by Robert Rizzuto.
  • 9/15/2013, Wicked Local Weston - Weston attorneys named to 'The Best Lawyers in America'
    Con Chapman and Lisa Cukier were both featured in this article.

Recent Articles and Publications:

Look Out for the Financial Exploitation of your Family Members!
Boston Spirit Magazine, September/October 2014

Divorce When Your Home State Denies Your Marriage
Boston Spirit Magazine, January / February 2014

Marriage, Divorce & Parentage In this Post-Goodridge, Post-Windsor World
Boston Spirit Magazine, November/December 2013

Inside the Minds: Ethics for Trusts & Estates Practitioners
Aspatore, 2013
Lisa Cukier authored the chapter titled, "Dynamics, Dysfunction, and Disability: Power Play Between Guardians, Conservators, Proxies, and Attorneys In Fact."

Speaking Engagements:

Newton Community Education Seminar, 5.18.2016
Location: Newton South High School
Role: Speaker
Topic: Guardianship, Conservatorship & Special Needs Planning

Boston Bar Association Luncheon, 11.20.2015
Location: Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA
Role: Speaker
Topic: When A.R.T. is the Issue: The Impact of Assisted Reproductive Technologies on Estates and Probate

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Massachusetts Guardianship Association and the Social Law Library Seminar, 10.21.2015
Location: Social Law Library, Boston, MA
Role: Panelist
Topic: End of Life/Life Sustaining Treatment

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MassBar CLE 25th Annual Family Law Conference, 10.16.2015
Location: Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, MA
Role: Faculty Member
Topic: Divorce and the Special Needs Child: Pitfalls to Avoid

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