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Mr. O'Regan has successfully represented clients involving commercial and employment matters, fiduciary duties of corporate officers and directors, trustees, and guardians. He also represents clients in complex divorce cases in which the valuation and division of business or trust assets are a primary issue.
Mr. O'Regan's expertise in civil and commercial litigation includes directors' and officers' liability, fidelity bond claims, real estate title issues, and discharges from employment. He has successfully represented businesses and individuals before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. His practice also includes representing professionals before licensing and disciplinary authorities.
- Boston Bar Association, Fiduciary Litigation Committee, Co-Chairman
- Boston Bar Association
- Massachusetts Council for Public Justice
- Massachusetts Probate and Family Inn of Court, Treasurer
- Mr. O'Regan was named the President of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Inn of Court in March 2014. He served a 5-year term on his local Zoning Board of Appeals from 2005-2010.
- While at the Georgetown University Law Center, Bob served as managing editor of the American Criminal Law Review.
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
- M.A., Economics, Tufts University
- B.A., magna cum laude, Tufts University
- Named a 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
- Selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list (2014-2016, 2010 and 2004).
1/20/2017, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly - 2016 Lawyers of the Year: Robert J. O'Regan
Robert J. O'Regan was featured in this interview by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
4/18/2014, The Boston Herald - Brighton women arraigned in elder scam
Robert O'Regan was quoted in this article by Marie Szaniszlo.
3/8/2013, Wicked Local Newton - Andrew Migell ordered to pay $500K for 'ruthless' campaign to defraud mother
Robert O'Regan was quoted in this article.
7/25/2012, Union Leader - Attorney sees more cases of elder abuse
Robert O'Regan was quoted in this article by Larissa Mulkern.
11/9/2011, FOX 25 News - Elder Abuse
Robert O'Regan appeared on FOX 25 News discussing elderly scams and how to avoid them. To watch the video, click here.
6/19/2009, Boston Herald - Court eyes seniors’ trust for health bills
Robert O'Regan was quoted in this article by Jay Fitzgerald.
1/6/2009, FOX Business News - NYU's Case Against Merkin
Robert O'Regan discusses the Madoff case regarding the NYU lawsuit. Watch Interview
12/29/2008, www.endowmentforum.com - Due Diligence After Madoff
Robert O'Regan was quoted in this blog, discussing the due diligence that is required of those who oversee how endowment funds are invested.
9/28/2006, NECN - Elder Fraud
Bob O'Regan was interviewed by Mont Fennel on September 28, 2006 regarding an elder fraud case.
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4/13/2005, Channel 2 WGBH - Interview: "Greater Boston with Emily Rooney"
Robert O'Regan was interviewed.
8/4/2003, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly - "Home Companion Has Lawyer Rewrite Invalid's Will"
Robert O'Regan and the Casoni vs. Pagliarani case were featured in the Verdicts & Settlements section.
4/16/2001, Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly (p. 29, M.L.W. 1851, pages B1, B3) - "Boston Lawyer Robert J. O'Regan Discusses a Case That Seeks to Have the Issue of State Funding for Private Schools Placed on the Ballot"
Robert O'Regan was interviewed by Wendy Pfaffenbach in the Esq. section about the Anti-Initiative Amendment.
Recent Articles and Publications:
Robert J. O'Regan- Lawyers of the Year
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, January 20, 2017 by Eric Berkman
Robert J. O'Regan has been selected as one of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s 2016 Lawyers of the Year for his outstanding professional accomplishments over the past year. O’Regan won two landmark decisions in 2016 - Pfannenstiehl v. Pfannenstiehl and Guardian v. Migell.
Pfannenstiehl: Out of a Mistake Comes Clarity
Trust & Estates, August 9, 2016
Protecting a Legacy from a Beneficiary's Ex-Spouse
Focus Newsletter, Fall 2013
Fiduciary Litigation in the Probate Court
Editors: Peter Zupcofska and Lisa Cukier. Other Burns & Levinson contributing authors: Brian Bixby, Elizabeth Crowley, Lisa Cukier, Andrea Dunbar, Tiffany Howard, Robert O'Regan, Sharon Quinan, Susan Stenger and Peter Zupcofska.
The Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE), 2012
Co-editor: Peter F. Zupcofska, et al. Other Burns & Levinson contributing authors: Ronald Barriere, Brian Bixby, Elizabeth Crowley, Lisa Cukier, Robin Lynch Nardone, Robert O'Regan, Susan Stenger, Nancy Van Tine and Peter Zupcofska.
When You See Someone "Slowing Down"...Slow Down
Focus (Page 2), Fall 2011
The Massachusetts Divorce Law Practice Manual
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE), 2008
Co-editors: Phyllis E. Federico, Peter F. Zupcofska, et al.
Other Burns & Levinson contributing authors: Brian Bixby, Barbra Black, Lisa Cukier, Dianne Frade, Marshal Grant, Robert O'Regan, Jeffrey Soilson, Susan Stenger & Nancy Van Tine
Preventing Elder Fraud: Don't Let Good Intentions Go Bad
Focus, Fall 2007
Trustees: Don't Get Stuck with the Bill
Focus, June 2001
Inns of Probate and Family Court Meeting, 1.10.2012
Location: The University of Massachusetts Club - Boston, MA
Topic: Determining Employability and Income in a Down Economy
After King: Fees and Costs in Probate Litigation, 2.11.2010
Location: Boston Bar Association
How to Know Your Assets Serving as a Trustee in the Age of Madoff, 10.5.2009
Location: Boston Bar Association CLE Program
Easing the Pain of Divorce with Insurance, Annuities, Trusts and Estate Planning, 1.13.2009
Location: Boston, MA
Discussion of how to deal with existing insurance and realted products, as well as which ones to consider adding to the financial plans of the divorcing parties.
Massachusetts Bar Association, Probate Section, 12.10.2007
Location: Boston, MA
Topic: A top 10 list of reasons from Estate of Moretti: When good intentions go bad
Massachusetts Probate and Family Inn of Court, 9.25.2007
Role: Featured Presenter
Topic: Trying Undue Influence Cases: A Top Ten List from Estate of Moretti
Boston Bar Association Fiduciary Litigation Committee CLE Program, 9.20.2007
Topic: Undue Influence and Incompetence Cases in the Probate and Family Courts
*First ever CLE program sponsored by the BBA Fiduciary Litigation Committee.
BBA Fiduciary Litigation Committee Annual Seminar, 4.25.2007
Topic: Pleading and Proof of Undue Influence in Will and Trust Cases