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Worcester
Worcester
The Guaranty Building
370 Main Street, 12th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
Framingham
Framingham
The Meadows
161 Worcester Road, Suite 501
Framingham, MA 01701
Cape Cod
Cape Cod
1597 Falmouth Road
Centerville, MA 02632
Medfield
Medfield
Olde Medfield Square
266 Main Street, Bldg. 2, Suite 15A
Medfield, MA 02052
New Bedford
New Bedford
651 Orchard Street, Suite 107
New Bedford, MA 02744
Providence
Providence
1 Richmond Square, Suite 303N
Providence, RI 02906
Boston
Boston
12 Post Office Square, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Hudson
Hudson
69 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749
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Estate Planning Webinar

Please join Fletcher Tilton Tax Attorney and Certified Elder Law Attorney Michael T. Lahti for an informative webinar.  Details for the next upcoming date.

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  • Wed. Sept. 30, 2020
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Housing and Supported Decision-Making - Webinar

For individuals with special needs or disabilities, their families, and their advocates interested in exploring housing options.

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Employment Law Webinar

Chair of the Labor & Employment group at Fletcher Tilton, Attorney Joseph T. Bartulis, Jr. will speak about the many legal issues facing employers in 2020 and beyond.  Details for the next upcoming date.

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How to Administer a Special Needs Trust

This annual training and update for Parents, Trustees and Successor Trustees of Special Needs Trusts and OBRA ‘93 Trusts has been reconfigured into a three-part series of evening webinars to accommodate these unusual times.  Details for the next upcoming date.

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				Varnet
				M.
				Theresa

Theresa M. Varnet is a Special Needs Attorney in the firm’s Trust & Estate department.. She is active in many special needs organizations, including the Special Needs Law Committee of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, of which she is co-chair. Ms. Varnet is both a certified teacher and a licensed social worker. Her practice focuses upon Special Needs Planning for families and individuals with special needs of all kinds.

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Ms. Varnet received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, and her master’s in social work from the University of Connecticut. She earned her law degree from DePaul University and is admitted to practice in both Illinois and Massachusetts. She has been an advocate for persons with disabilities for more than 40 years. In addition to being a lawyer, she is a certified teacher, licensed social worker and the parent of a disabled adult daughter. Her experience includes extensive work in the area of in-service training with families, special educators, social workers and other professionals.

Ms. Varnet has served as Social Services Director in a residential school for children with multiple disabilities, Coordinator for a Special Education Cooperative, and as a Citizen Advocacy/Disability Rights Coordinator. In addition to practicing with Fletcher Tilton, Ms. Varnet also has her own Chicago-based practice.

Education & Certifications
  • DePaul University, J.D.
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Connecticut, Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Certified Teacher
  • Licensed Social Worker
Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • Illinois
Publications

Ms. Varnet is an active volunteer in the national, state, and local chapters of The Arc. She is also co-chair of the Special Needs Law Committee of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and is a member of AMI, and The Autism Society. Ms. Varnet is a past member of the Developmental Disabilities Council in Massachusetts and Kentucky, and of the Governor's Advisory Panel on Special Education in Kentucky. While living in the Sultanate of Oman, Ms. Varnet assisted the Omani Ministry of Social Affairs in developing the first preschool program for children with handicapping conditions.

For her work in the special needs field, Ms. Varnet has been recognized both locally and nationally. She has presented at the national conferences of TASH, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and The Arc, among others. Ms. Varnet has appeared in the Kiplinger Retirement Report, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, AARP Bulletin, Exceptional Parent magazine, and on the National Public Radio program "All Things Considered."

Significant Representation and Achievements
  • Co-chair of the Special Needs Law Committee of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Presented at the national conferences of TASH, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and The Arc
  • Appeared in the Kiplinger Retirement Report, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, AARP Bulletin, Exceptional Parent magazine, and on the National Public Radio program All Things Considered
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