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 Lisa M. Cukier

Lisa M. Cukier

Partner

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 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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  • 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, MassLive.com - 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.
  • 7/8/2013, The Art Newspaper - Same-sex ruling brings tax benefits for art world professionals
    Lisa Cukier was quoted in this article by Martha Lufkin.

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:

Trusts & Estates Seminar, 6.24.2014
Location: Burns & Levinson LLP, 125 Summer Street, Boston, MA
Role: Panelist
Topic: "Rain Man" 25 Years Later: How Autism Perception and Treatment Have Changed

FFI New England Chapter Breakfast, 5.14.2014
Location: Burns & Levinson LLP, 125 Summer Street, Boston, MA
Role: Presenter
Topic: Legal Planning to Protect the Family Business: Divorce, Incapacity, and Bad Behavior

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Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program, 5.8.2014
Role: Co-Chair
Topic: Fiduciary Litigation in the Probate Court – Rebooted

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17th Annual Family Law Conference 2014, 4.11.2014
Location: MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston, MA
Role: Presenter
Topic: Trust Assets in Divorce

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