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Stephen M. Roche Joins Mountain Dearborn

January 8, 2019 9:58 am Published by Moutain 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 Moutain 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 Moutain 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 Moutain 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. ...

Mountain Dearborn Sponsors 23rd Annual Friendly House Galaxy of Stars

November 20, 2017 5:20 pm Published by Katherine A. Bagdis

Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP will sponsor the 23rd Annual Nick Manzello-Ronald “Sonny” Stultz Friendly House Galaxy of Stars banquet at the Manor Restaurant in West Boylston at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

The Galaxy is Friendly House’s signature event to raise funds for their Youth, Teen and Family Programming, Christmas presents and their Annual Children’s Christmas Party. The event also honors local community leaders who exemplify Friendly House’s mission and reflect the generosity of the Galaxy founder, Nick Manzello, and Friendly House champion Ronald “Sonny” Stulz.

For more details and to purchase tickets, please email Susan Daly at sdaly@friendlyhousema.org. ...

Mountain Dearborn Sponsors March 31 Fundraiser for Nativity School of Worcester

March 27, 2017 3:20 pm Published by Katherine A. Bagdis

Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP will sponsor the 12th Annual Spring Auction to benefit the Nativity School of Worcester, on Friday, March 31, 2017. The Auction will be hosted at the Nativity School, 67 Lincoln Street, Worcester, from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

All proceeds will support the Nativity School, which provides students from low-income homes the opportunity to achieve academic excellence. In existence for 12 years, the School has fostered students’ success and enabled them to gain admission to top-notch high school and college programs.

For more details, and to purchase tickets, please click here. ...

Mountain Dearborn Co-Sponsors 60th Annual Emerald Club Gala

March 8, 2017 12:26 pm Published by Paul C. Foley

Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP will join Worcester County Orthopedics as a lead corporate sponsor for the 60th Annual Emerald Club Gala on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The celebration begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Wachusett Country Club, 197 Prospect Street in West Boylston.

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 Emerald Club’s current President is another partner, Paul C. Foley. ...

Mountain Dearborn Welcomes Newest Partners

February 7, 2017 11:11 am Published by Katherine A. Bagdis

Attorneys Katherine A. Bagdis of Worcester and Robin DeAugustinis of Harvard have been named partners of Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP.

Katie is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Suffolk University Law School. She has practiced with the firm since her admission to the Massachusetts Bar in November of 2010. She concentrates in family law, litigation and appellate practice. Katie is an active member of several organizations, including the Worcester County Bar Association, the Worcester Public Library (Member), the Worcester Public Library Foundation (Trustee) and Preservation Worcester (Clerk).

Robin is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. She joined the firm as an associate in 2010. She concentrates in commercial lending ...

MDW Bake Sale Raises $1,000 and Awareness for Breast Cancer Research

December 16, 2016 1:00 pm Published by Katherine A. Bagdis

What better day than Halloween to sell treats and sweets for a good cause? For many office workers in the Guaranty Building, a special bake sale organized by Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP staff to raise funds for breast cancer research was a welcome midday surprise on October 31.

Our own Barbara Burtt, administrative legal assistant, coordinated a team of MDW bakers, arranged for a table in the Guaranty Building lobby, and enlisted volunteers to staff the table, all “to make a difference in a simple yet important way.” Office staff from Guaranty Management contributed baked goods, as well.

Barbara was inspired by a news story on WCVB-TV about office bake sales during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. ...