Tiffany M. Bentley

Associate

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3212
Overview
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

Education

J.D., Order of Coif, University of Colorado Law School, 2008

B.A., summa cum laude, Curry College, 2002

Tiffany has spent her entire legal career with the Private Client Group at Burns & Levinson, primarily focused on all aspects of Probate and Family Court litigation. From initial consultation, through discovery and settlement negotiations, and all the way to trial where necessary, Tiffany's clients can rely on her to bring superior knowledge and skill, as well as empathy and kindness, to obtain the best possible outcomes for them and their families.

Tiffany counsels high net worth individuals through estate and trust disputes, divorce and other family law matters.

On the estate and trust side, Tiffany’s practice includes will contests, all aspects of fiduciary litigation (representing both fiduciaries and beneficiaries), contested guardianships and conservatorships, as well as postmortem challenges to the validity of trusts, deeds, beneficiary designations and lifetime transfers. With respect to family law, Tiffany handles divorce and custody matters, prenuptial and postnuptial planning, and post-divorce contempt and modification actions.

Tiffany is also experienced in estate planning, as well as estate and trust administration.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Massachusetts Rising Stars - Estate and Trust Litigation (2011-2016)

Boston Rising Stars (2015) - National Law Journal and Connecticut Law Tribune

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Discovering Justice's Stand Up For Your Rights

  • Attorney Volunteer/Teacher (2009-2015)

Discovering Justice

  • Justice Leader (2015-present)

Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law & Policy

  • Lead Articles Editor

Rothgerber Moot Court

  • Honor Board

Memberships

Massachusetts Bar Association

Boston Bar Association

Worcester Bar Association

Greater Boston Fiduciary Law American Inn of Court

American Association for Certified Financial Litigators

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

"Co-Parenting During the Holidays," Speaker, Burns & Levinson Divorce Meet-Up, October 2015

"Who Has to Prove What: Burdens of Proof and Presumptions in Fiduciary and Probate Litigation," Speaker, Boston Bar Association Seminar, May 2015

"Financial Exploitation of Elders and Undue Influence," Faculty Member, Massachusetts Bar Association Seminar, March 2015

"Undue Influence and Equitable Remedies," Speaker, Massachusetts Bar Association Second Annual Probate Law Conference, November 2014

Tiffany annually participates and volunteers with the Massachusetts Bar Association Elder Law Education Program, giving seminars on End of Life Planning at various community centers in and around Boston.

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

Articles

"Wills Contest" and "Objections to Accounts," MCLE Fiduciary Litigation in the Probate Court 3rd Edition, November 2016

"Spouse's Trust Interest Shielded from Division in Divorce," Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, August 2016

"Will Contests, Compromises, and Practical Steps to Avoid Litigation," MCLE Massachusetts Probate Manual 3rd Edition, July 2016

"Massachusetts High Court to Determine Whether a Spouse's Interest Can Be Reached in Divorce," Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, April 2016

"Same-Sex Parent Claims Victory Over Alabama in Custody Battle," Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, March 2016

"A Closer Look at the Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling," Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, June 2015

"Involuntary Abortion," Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, January 2012

"Step 11: It's Not Quite Over When It's Over," Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, July 2011

Resources
Tiffany M. Bentley
Practices
  • Probate & Trust Litigation
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Divorce & Family
Education

J.D., Order of Coif, University of Colorado Law School, 2008

B.A., summa cum laude, Curry College, 2002

Admissions

Massachusetts

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