Estate Planning

Wills · Trusts · Probate
Tax · Healthcare

 Boston · Cambridge ·  North Shore

 

Why Us?

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Dedication

We bring over a decade of dedicated estate planning experience and have worked with over 400 families in Massachusetts, with assets ranging from $10,000 to $8,000,000,000.  Expertise matters.

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Ease

Estate planning can sometimes be complex.  We've created a straightforward process for clients with even the most complicated personal and financial situations.  We constantly strive to make the experience as painless as possible.

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Value

We offer a flat-fee only approach.  Every client knows the total cost of services upfront.  The combination of transparency, predictability, and value puts clients at ease.

RackiLaw proudly accepts all people and all families.

 

Benefits of Estate Planning

  • Guardianship for Children: Appoint guardians for your children in the event both parents are deceased while children are still minors.

  • Seamless Transfer of Assets: Ensure that all of your assets pass according to your wishes and not those of the state or judge.

  • Tax Savings: Minimize estate (“death”) taxes, gift taxes, generation-skipping transfer taxes, and income taxes.

  • Creditor Protection: Protect assets from current and future creditors (including divorcing spouses).

  • Lower Expenses: Minimize the administrative expenses (and time) of the Massachusetts probate process.

  • Privacy: Protect the privacy of the your assets upon your death.

  • Transition: Provide for seamless family business succession.

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Meet Our Team

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Nicole O'Brien

Practice Manager

Nicole is the practice manager of RackiLaw and coordinates filings, meetings, document execution, and other aspects of the legal practice.  She manages client outreach and aims to ensure all elements of the practice run smoothly.

​She has extensive experience in business development, client relationship management, and implementing operational efficiencies for large and small organizations.

Nicole graduated with honors from Syracuse University (2008) with a dual major in International Relations and Anthropology.  She recently obtained a graduate certification in Applied Business Analytics from Boston University (2022).

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Greg Racki

Managing Attorney

Greg has been practicing in the field of estate planning since 2006.  His practice is dedicated exclusively to estate planning for individuals and their families and probate, from simple wills to complex tax minimization strategies using various trust instruments.

 

Greg was named a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Top 20 "Go To Lawyer" in Trusts & Estates in 2022, listed in Super Lawyers in 2022, a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2021, and a "Five Star Professional" in Boston Magazine in 2015.  Greg will also join the Boston University School of Law faculty in 2023, teaching courses in Trusts & Estates and Advanced Estate Plan Drafting.

 

Prior to starting his own firm in 2009, Greg practiced at WilmerHale in the Private Client Department.  He graduated from BU School of Law, cum laude, in 2006, was an editor of the BU Law Review, a Negotiation Competition Finalist, and a G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholar. He also holds a degree in Economics.

Greg is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, the Boston Estate Planning Council, and the Boston Trusts and Estates Consortium. He has also been involved with various other legal associations including the Boston Bar Association,  the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Paloma Bagby

Summer / Fall Associate

Paloma is a third-year law student at Boston University School of Law pursuing a J.D. and a L.L.M. in Taxation with an Estate Planning Concentration.  She served as the 2021-2022 President of the Education and School Law Association at BU Law.  Her interest in helping families led her to start an internship at RackiLaw in the fall of 2021.  

 

She holds a degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

"Greg made the process incredibly easy and not stressful at all. He's approachable, pleasant to work with, and explains things really well. He also has a reasonable fee and is quick to address any questions that come up during the process. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs to get serious about their estate planning." - Rebecca D.

"My wife and I have recently had a baby and Greg was grateful enough to meet us at our home for our estate planning meeting. Greg is energetic, knowledgeable, great with numbers, and charismatic.  I would recommend Greg Racki and RackiLaw for anyone who needs estate planning advice." - Nick R.

"Greg did a super job with my and my partner's will and trust documents, and for a very reasonable flat fee to boot.  He was very accessible for questions by phone and email, and even traveled to our residence for the final document signing.  He was also happy to spend whatever time was necessary to make sure I understood everything.  I highly recommend him!" - John Y.

Recognition

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Fee Schedule

The most transparent you will find.

The firm's policy is to negotiate a single fixed price for all legal services. This progressive "flat-fee" approach provides clients with predictability and peace of mind, while aligning the interests of client and attorney. The fee encompasses all legal services, including multiple consultations, drafting of documents, travel time, and administrative expenses.

A standard estate plan (including a will, health care proxy, power of attorney, and assistance with retirement plan beneficiary designations) is $1,200 for an individual and $1,800 for a married couple.

 

Each trust document (if needed) is an additional $600 for an individual and $1,000 for a married couple.  Note, however, that in some situations, the fees will be higher than quoted due to the additional complexity of certain trust strategies (special needs provisions, generation-skipping trusts, federal estate tax concerns, etc). 

Initial consultations are provided free of charge.

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Contact

RackiLaw

55 Union Street, Suite 300

Boston, MA 02108

617-285-6388

greg.racki@rackilaw.com

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Our office is located above the Bell in Hand Tavern. 

We can valid parking for clients who park at the Haymarket Garage.

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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