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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 undue influence and financial exploitation of elders. She is a continuing Faculty Member at Newton Community Education, for the courses “Wills, Trusts and Probate” and "Divorce and Custody" 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:

MCLE New England Program, 4.19.2017
Location: MCLE Conference Center - Ten Winter Place, Boston, MA
Role: Co-Chair
Topic: Using Estate Planning to Leverage Treatment of Addiction & Mental Illness

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Divorce Seminar, 3.8.2017
Location: Newton North High School - 457 Walnut St, Newtonville, MA
Role: Speaker
Topic: Legal Basics

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ReDefining Divorce Seminar, 2.15.2017
Location: Burns & Levinson LLP - 125 Summer St, Boston, MA
Role: Speaker
Topic: What Happens to the Home?

Radio Entrepreneurs Interview, 2.9.2017
Location: Gray, Gray & Gray - 150 Royall St #102, Canton, MA
Role: Speaker
Topic: Inheritance rights between siblings and siblings from prior marriages in blended families