Susan A. Atlas, Esq., LL.M is licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Florida and has offices in Boston and Chelmsford, Massachusetts and Nashua, New Hampshire. She delivers large firm expertise within a boutique law firm in the areas of wills, trusts, sophisticated estate planning, trust and estate administration, asset protection, guardianships, ante-nuptial agreements and other related matters.
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
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