Richard C. Barry is a Trust & Estate Attorney who focuses his practice on Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, and Private Foundations. He is the vice chairman of the Trust and Estate Department and has served as president of the firm. Mr. Barry has more than 35 years of legal experience. He is a leading resource on sophisticated estate planning techniques and has helped countless clients develop estate plans that avoid significant state and federal taxes. He counsels owners of closely held businesses on succession planning. Mr. Barry lectures frequently on estate tax avoidance strategies and Medicaid planning.
Mr. Barry earned his Bachelor’s degree from Boston College and he graduated from Suffolk University Law School. Mr. Barry is admitted to practice in Massachusetts. He has been with Fletcher Tilton since 1997.
Education & Certifications
- Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude
- Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
- Boston College, cum laude
- Massachusetts & Worcester Country Bar Associations
Mr. Barry was named a Fellow for the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel for outstanding contributions to the field of trust and estate law, and has also been listed in Best Lawyers® for Trusts & Estates from 2009 through 2017. Additionally, he was one of the attorneys responsible for drafting the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC), which was enacted in 2009. He has since given a number of lectures on behalf of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and the Massachusetts Bar Association about the MUPC. He has also been listed in Best Lawyers® for Trusts & Estates from 2009 through 2019.
Mr. Barry is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and Worcester County Bar Association. He is the past president of both the Estate and Business Planning Council of Worcester County and Central Massachusetts Planned Giving Council. Mr. Barry is also a former member of the Joint Massachusetts Bar Association/Boston Bar Association Committee on the Uniform Probate Code and of the Board of Trustees for the Reliant Medical Group Foundation.
Significant Representation & Achievements
- Listed in Super Lawyers® for Estate Planning and Probate from 2005 through present
- Listed in Best Lawyers® for Trusts & Estates, 2009-present
- One of the attorneys responsible for drafting the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC), which was enacted in 2009