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Your COVID-19 “Silver Linings Playbook”: How to Make the Best of Downtime and Plan Ahead

April 21, 2020 11:15 am Published by Nina T. Dow

Your lawyers at Mountain Dearborn hope that you and yours are staying safe and well. We continue to serve our clients remotely by holding virtual meetings, drafting estate planning documents, and e-filing probate forms. We are also e-filing estate and fiduciary income tax returns.

Taking a page from the film Silver Linings Playbook, this month we share a few ideas for how to take advantage of shelter-at-home downtime, as well as answer your most pressing estate planning questions.

The Silver Linings

1. Reflect on what’s really important to you during this slow-down. Find a personal lesson to carry into the future. Do you wish to spend more time with your children? Do ...

How We Continue to Serve You During This Challenging Period

March 20, 2020 1:40 pm Published by Paul C. Foley

The lawyers and staff of Mountain Dearborn share with all of you the challenges and anxiety created by the COVID-19 virus.

During this difficult time, we all must adjust in how we are working and living.

We wanted to share with you the plans and preparations we have made during this period of uncertainty to ensure that we maintain our commitment to you.

We have, over the course of several years, invested in our remote access. As a result, our employees have been asked to work from home and, effective 5:00 pm on March 20th, we are happy to say that that objective has been achieved.

Our attorneys are confident that, during this difficult time, ...

Our Firm’s Policy Concerning COVID-19

March 12, 2020 1:49 pm Published by Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP


In light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Mountain Dearborn is taking the necessary precautions to keep our staff, clients, visitors, and community safe. With that in mind, we have implemented the following policies that you should be aware of:

  1. We are trying to minimize client visits to the office. Please talk to your attorney in advance to determine if a scheduled visit will be held here, through remote means, or off-site.
  2. We will refrain from shaking hands.
  3. All visitors must wash their hands upon arrival at the office.
  4. If you, or someone with whom you have been in contact, has signs of respiratory illness, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, then
  5. ...

Paul C. Foley Named Managing Partner at Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP

January 23, 2020 11:56 am Published by Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP

Attorney Paul C. Foley was named the Managing Partner of Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP, effective January 1, 2020. A member of the law firm for 15 years and a partner since 2009, he looks forward to leading the firm into its 14th decade of service to its business and personal clients.

Paul is a 2004 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center who concentrates his practice in general litigation and business law. He has been an active member of the local and legal community, serving at various times on the Worcester Bar Association Executive Committee, the Emerald Club Board, the City of Worcester Trust Fund Commission, the Worcester Hibernian Executive Committee, among many other commitments and memberships.

For his ...

Nina T. Dow Recognized by Super Lawyers

October 18, 2019 8:00 am Published by Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP

Attorney Nina T. Dow of Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting is among the Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2019. Specializing in estate and tax planning, she joined the firm in 2018.

An associate who works closely with Attorney Ann K. Molloy, Nina enjoys the challenge of helping clients reach their unique estate planning objectives in a tax-efficient manner. She also advises clients on charitable giving, special needs trusts, Medicaid planning, trust and estate administration, and the preparation of estate and fiduciary income tax returns. She is a regular contributor to Mountain Dearborn’s Side Bar Blog.

Nina holds a J.D. from Suffolk University School of ...

Stephen M. Roche Joins Mountain Dearborn

January 8, 2019 9:58 am Published by Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP

Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP announces that Stephen M. Roche has become associated with the law firm. Stephen earned his J.D. at New England Law | Boston and his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts – Boston.

He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2018. Stephen’s practice will concentrate on small business and corporate matters, real estate transactions, zoning, licensing, and estate planning and administration. He may be reached at 508-756-2423 (office); 508-453-6279 (direct); or email sroche@mountaindearborn.com. ...

In Memoriam: Richard W. Dearborn

December 18, 2018 5:46 pm Published by Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP

Richard Wright Dearborn, a founding partner of the law firm that became Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP, died peacefully at his home in Worcester on December 14. 2018, at the age of 98.

Born and raised in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Mr. Dearborn began his distinguished career with an AB degree cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Bates College in 1941, serving as class valedictorian, and an LLB degree from Harvard Law School in 1948.

During WWII, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy on LST 53 at Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and two months later, in the invasion of Southern France. As part ...

Memorial Day Memories: D-Day, 1944

May 28, 2018 8:00 am Published by Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP

On June 6, 1944, Richard Dearborn was a 23-year-old Ensign in the U.S Navy, stationed on a tank landing ship (LST) anchored off Omaha Red Beach in Normandy. In this excerpt from a talk delivered at the Worcester Fire Society on July 9, 2007, Mr. Dearborn recalls his experience of “confusion, chaos and uncertainty” on D-Day.

It was late May, and LST 53 was docked at King Henry’s Landing, about six miles upriver from the English Channel port of Falmouth. We were waiting, waiting impatiently for the Invasion we knew was coming. We knew that our ship was going to take part in it. In the Captain’s safe were two sealed canvas bags containing our instructions. On each bag ...

Mountain Dearborn Sponsors Emerald Club St. Patrick’s Day Gala 2018

March 2, 2018 1:55 pm Published by Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP

Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP will, once again, be a lead corporate sponsor for the Emerald Club’s 61st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Gala on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The celebration begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Cyprian Keyes Golf Club, 284 E. Temple Street, in Boylston, Mass.

Mountain Dearborn has very strong ties to the Emerald Club, which is dedicated to raising funds for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health issues. The Club was founded in the 1950’s by several prominent Irish-Americans, including former Worcester Mayor James D. O’Brien, Sr. His son, James D. O’Brien, Jr., one of the firm’s partners, served as President of the Club in the 1980’s. The firm’s commitment to the Emerald Club continued ...

Attorney Nina T. Dow Joins Mountain Dearborn

February 16, 2018 3:44 pm Published by Katherine A. Bagdis

Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP is pleased to announce that Attorney Nina T. Dow has become associated with the law firm.

Nina earned her J.D. at Suffolk University Law School and an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. She earned her undergraduate degree from Emerson College. Prior to joining the firm, Nina was a solo practitioner. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Nina’s practice will concentrate in estate and gift tax planning, the drafting of wills and trusts, probate and trust administration, and the preparation of federal and Massachusetts estate and fiduciary income tax returns. She may be reached at 508-756-2423 (office); 508-453-6276 (direct); or ndow@mountaindearborn.com. ...