Sarah M. Allen
Sarah M. Allen is a partner at Pabian & Russell, LLC, concentrating in a broad range of estate matters including special needs planning, complex trust planning, estate tax planning, will contests, estate administration, trust/trustee disputes, guardianships, conservatorships, and prenuptial agreements.
C. Kimberly Bakeberg
C. Kimberly Bakeberg is a senior associate at Pabian & Russell, LLC. She joined the firm in 2013 and has experience advising privately held business clients on a wide range of issues, including initial organization and incorporation matters, governance issues and mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Pabian & Russell, LLC, Ms. Bakeberg was an associate with Lawson & Weitzen, LLP and served as counsel to a 1400-person engineering firm where she advised the company with respect to a variety of transactions. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Bakeberg was an estate planning paralegal.
Steven M. Carr
Steven M. Carr is a partner at Pabian & Russell, LLC, concentrating in the areas of estate planning, the administration of estates and trusts, business succession planning and tax controversies. He co-manages the firm's estate planning and administration department. Previously, Steve was a Senior Attorney with the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel. Steve served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, representing the IRS in matters before the United States Bankruptcy Court. He also advised and trained Revenue Agents and Revenue Officers with respect to issues of tax laws and IRS procedure…
Steven M. Cohen
Steven M. Cohen is a partner at Pabian & Russell, LLP, leading our elder law group. Mr. Cohen is one of Greater Boston's most noted elder attorneys, working for the elderly and disabled. For over twenty years he has been dedicated to educating professionals and the community on the intricacies of elder law.
Mr. Cohen speaks regularly before senior and professional groups including the American Bar Association, the Boston Tax Institute, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Harvard Medical School, as well as to health care professionals in hospitals and nursing homes.
Marlee Cowan is an associate with Pabian & Russell, LLC, concentrating in estate planning, probate administration, real estate, and tax matters. Marlee received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from New England School of Law, where she earned numerous academic awards. She also received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Interdisciplinary Studies emphasizing International Relations and Human Rights Protection.
Jessica A. Demmerly
Jessica A. Demmerly is a member of the Estate Planning Department. Jessica recently received her Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, and is awaiting results from the Massachusetts Bar Association. She received her Bachelors of Art in Human Development and Philosophy from Boston College in 2006. While in law school, Jessica served as the Lead New Developments Editor for the Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion, and as President of the Health Law Society. Jessica was also a Teaching Assistant for both the first year Legal Analysis, Writing & Research course, as well as for Estate Planning I. Jessica interned at Pabian & Russell, LLC during both of her law school summers.
Lara A. McKenna
Lara A. McKenna is an associate at Pabian & Russell, LLC, concentrates in the areas of business and general corporate law including mergers and acquisitions, federal securities law, private placements of equity securities, and corporate entity selection and formation. Lara advises both public and private corporations on the above areas and general corporate matters.
Jay M. Pabian
Jay M. Pabian is a managing partner of Pabian & Russell, LLC, and has more than 25 years experience as a tax lawyer and certified public accountant. He provides sophisticated yet practical legal and tax advice and representation to his clients. Jay’s areas of concentration include business and employment law, tax law, wills and trusts, estate and wealth preservation planning, asset protection planning, special needs planning, business succession planning, estate and trust administration, and franchise law.
Laura Plourde is an associate with Pabian & Russell, LLC, concentrating in the areas of business and general corporate law including mergers and acquisitions, private placements of equity securities, commercial contracts, corporate entity selection and formation, general corporate matters, and trademark selection and protection.
Robert M. Russell, Jr.
Robert M. Russell, Jr. is a managing partner at Pabian & Russell, LLC, concentrating in the areas of estate planning, corporate and business law, business succession planning, tax law, probate law, and trusts. His clients consist of families, high-net worth individuals, financial service providers, and privately held businesses. Bob represents both emerging and established businesses in all areas, including business formation, bank and capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, real estate purchases, sales and leasing, and distribution and joint agreements.
Caleb Sainsbury is an associate with Pabian & Russell, LLC, concentrating in the area of estate planning. Caleb earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, where he also served as an editor for the Review of Banking and Financial Law. He had previously earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University. Prior to becoming an associate at Pabian & Russell, Caleb was an estate planning intern for the firm. He has also worked as a summer law clerk at Liberty Mutual Group in Boston, as well as an intern at the Nevada County Superior Court.
Michael A. Stankavish
Michael A. Stankavish is an senior associate at Pabian & Russell, LLC. He received his law degree from New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2006, and his B.A. from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, in 2003, where he majored in political science.
Prior to joining Pabian and Russell, LLC, Mr. Stankavish was an associate at Cohen & Oalican, LLP, in Boston, Massachusetts, where his practice focused on elder law, estate and long-term care planning, Medicaid eligibility and estate administration. Prior to joining Cohen & Oalican, LLP, Mr. Stankavish was an associate at Silvia & Prenda in Brockton, Massachusetts, where his practice focused on elder law, probate litigation and estate administration.
Debra Sumption is a Senior Paralegal at Pabian & Russell, LLC. Debra was raised in Branford, Connecticut. She has extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions, including purchase and sale agreements, leasing, and financing, as well as estate planning and probate-related asset transfers. Debra also has substantial experience in business law, including corporate stock acquisitions and sales, organizing various corporate entities, buy-sell agreements, and reorganizations.
Pamela L. Sywak
Pamela L. Sywak is a senior associate with Pabian & Russell, LLC, concentrating in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, trust administration, and estate tax planning. Pamela received her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 2009 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Political Science from Boston University in 2006.
Jacob G. Weintraub
Jacob G. Weintraub is a Senior Attorney at Pabian & Russell, LLC, concentrating in the area of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Graduating cum laude from Suffolk University Law School, Jacob has over a decade of experience in drafting and prosecuting both U.S. and foreign patent applications, preparing opinions, and counseling both small and large clients on a range of strategic intellectual property issues. In particular, Jacob has acquired expertise in the preparation of patent strategy for start-up and established companies, academic institutions, and solitary inventors, including the construction and evaluation of patent portfolios, and the establishment of validity/infringement opinions. Jacob brings enthusiasm and creativity to his practice, which has included experience with pharmaceuticals, small molecules, and biotech related inventions, as well as instrumentation, devices, business methods, and life cycle management considerations (both patent and FDA related).