Michael T. Lahti
Officer | Trust & Estate
Michael T. Lahti is an officer of the firm and has practiced law since 1995, concentrating in estate planning, taxation, probate, estate and trust administration, elder law and long-term-care planning.
Mr. Lahti is a well-known public speaker. During the past 20 years, Mr. Lahti has conducted hundreds of educational seminars for countless attendees on Cape Cod, Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. His presentations provide attendees, in a very relaxed setting, with valuable information on how to avoid probate, reduce estate taxes, protect assets from long-term (nursing home) medical expenses, and the essential documents that everyone should consider when doing an estate plan.
Mr. Lahti has an LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Miami’s School of Law. He earned his law degree from John Marshall School of Law in Chicago, where he also received a Certificate in Estate Planning and Personal Financial Planning from John Marshall’s Graduate Tax Department. He graduated from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin with a double major in Economics and Business Management.
In 2010 Mr. Lahti was listed by Boston Magazine as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in the field of Elder Law, and Mr. Lahti has been designated a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) is the only national organization certifying practitioners of elder and special needs law, and NELF’s Certified Elder Law Attorney designation is itself certified by the American Bar Association.
Mr. Lahti is a member of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Florida Bars.
Mr. Lahti’s paralegal is Laurie J. LaRoche and she be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508.459.8009.
- Elder Law
- Estate Planning
- Trust and Estate Administration
- Rhode Island Bar Association
- Elder Counsel
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
- Academy of Special Needs Planners
- Wealth Counsel
- Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient 2017, Bristol County Bar Association and South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.
- Listed in Rhode Island Super Lawyers® for Elder Law, 2010
- Commowealth of Massachusetts
- State of Rhode Island
- State of Florida