Richard C. Barry, Jr.
 
 

Fletcher Tilton Professionals

 

Attorneys


Richard C. Barry, Jr.
Officer/Director


Phone: 508-459-8008




An Officer of the firm, Richard C. Barry, Jr. has more than 25 years of legal experience, including estate planning, trust and estate administration, Medicaid planning, special needs planning and taxation. He is the vice chairman of the Trust and Estate Department and is a past president of the firm. Mr. Barry has been with Fletcher Tilton since 1997.


Mr. Barry is a leading resource on sophisticated estate planning techniques. He has helped countless clients develop estate plans that avoid the payment of significant federal and Massachusetts estate taxes. He advises owners of closely held businesses in regard to succession planning. Mr. Barry has also assisted many families in protecting their hard earned assets from the devastating costs of nursing home care. He is a frequent lecturer on estate tax avoidance strategies and Medicaid planning.

Mr. Barry served on the Joint Massachusetts Bar Association/Boston Bar Association Committee on the Uniform Probate Code. Consequently, he was one of a handful of attorneys responsible for drafting the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC), which is an extensive and complete revision of the probate laws in Massachusetts. Attorney Barry possesses unique expertise in regard to the new probate laws and has often participated as a panelist on programs providing instruction to attorneys about the MUPC.

Mr. Barry has been recognized by his peers for his contributions to the field of trust and estate law. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, an exclusive national association of the finest estate planning attorneys in the country. Attorney Barry is a contributing author to the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) publication, Drafting Wills and Trusts in Massachusetts.

Mr. Barry is past president of both the Estate and Business Planning Council of Worcester County and the Central Massachusetts Planned Giving Council. He is a former board member of Colony Retirement Homes and was a member of the board of trustees of Reliant Medical Group Foundation.

Mr. Barry is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Worcester County Bar Association, and has served as Chairman of the Worcester County Bar Association’s Tax, Trust and Estate Section.

A graduate of Boston College, where he received his B.S., cum laude, in 1980, he earned his J.D., cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in 1983.

Attorney Barry's administrative assistant is Nancy Paquette, 508.459-8070.

 

  • Elder Law & Special Needs
  • Estate & Trust Administration
  • Estate, Tax & Financial Planning
  • Taxation
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Former Chairman of the Worcester County Bar Association’s Tax, Trust and Estate Section
  • Past president of the Estate and Business Planning Council of Worcester County
  • Former member of the Board of Trustees, Reliant Medical Group Foundation
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of Colony Retirement Homes
  • Past President of the Central Massachusetts Planned Giving Council
  • Former member of the Joint Massachusetts Bar Association/Boston Bar Association Committee on the Uniform Probate Code
  • Massachusetts Enacts New Estate Tax - Your Estate May Be Subject to New Tax Liability
  • The New Retirement Plan Minimum Distribution Rules
  • Written articles appearing in publications by both MCLE and the Journal of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.
  • Contributing author of Drafting Wills and Trusts in Massachusetts, published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, for outstanding contributions to the field of trust and estate law
  • As a result of Mr. Barry’s service on the Joint MBA/BBA Committee on the Uniform Probate Code, he was one of a handful of attorneys responsible for drafting the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC). The MUPC represents an extensive and complete revision of the probate laws in Massachusetts. Part of the MUPC became effective in 2009, the remainder became effective in 2012. Attorney Barry possesses unique expertise in regard to the new probate laws.
  • Contributing author of Drafting Wills and Trusts in Massachusetts, published by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • A Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, which is an exclusive national association of lawyers who have made outstanding contributions to the field of trust and estate law.
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® for Trusts & Estates, 2009-2017
  • Listed in Super Lawyers® for Estate Planning and Probate, 2005-2017
  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

 

Richard C. Barry, Jr.




Law Degree; Suffolk University Law School

Undergraduate Degree; Boston College

 
 
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