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In today’s complex world and shifting economy, the importance of competent legal representation and sound attorney advice is at an all time high. Whether your needs range from family, business, probate, or other areas of law, these preferred North Shore professionals fit the bill.

McLane Law Firm

Outside of Boston, 90 Attorneys & 4 Offices

North Shore residents Bill Norman and John Colucci, both partners in Colucci Norman LLP, have been proudly serving local businesses on the Northshore for a combined forty years. Formed in 2008, Colucci Norman initially had four senior attorneys; corporate lawyers John Colucci, Bill Norman and Larry Plavnick, as well as litigator, Andrew Botti. While serving the needs of many prominent local businesses, the firm’s reputation developed as a trusted name in business law.  In recent years, however, the firm’s scope of legal services has grown immensely, leading to talk of expansion.

To accomodate all of their client’s growing business needs, Colucci Norman joined forces with McLane, one of New England’s premier full-service law firms with 90 attorneys in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  The combination brings their clientele instant in-house access to many of the most well-regarded legal minds in New England, who focus solely on legal areas important to business owners and their corporate needs.

“In a time when most Massachusetts firms are retracting, we’re happy to be bucking the trend,” says Steven Burke, Managing Director of the Woburn office. “It goes to show that the breadth and depth of McLane’s legal expertise and the fee structure we offer has been well received by Massachusetts businesses who are looking to control costs.”  He adds, “There is also the convenience factor.  There are very few full-service firms that offer clients the convenience of being located outside of the city.”

McLane’s local office is located at the TradeCenter 128 complex in Woburn.  The office opened in 2008, and is undergoing its third expansion to accommodate growth.  While the Woburn office seats 15 full-time attorneys, open offices and conference space are utilized as needed by the 34 other McLane attorneys who regularly serve Massachusetts clients.

Practice Areas: Business Law, Strategic Planning, M&A, Intellectual Property, Commercial Lending, Financing, Employment, Risk Management, Litigation, Workforce Trainings, Non-Competition, Real Estate, Commercial Leasing, Acquisitions, Condominium Law, Land Use/Zoning, Tax, Planning and ?Strategy, Controversy/?Litigation, ESOP/Employee Benefits/ERISA,  Trust & Estate, Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Trust and Estate ?Administration, Elder Law

300 TradeCenter, Suite 6400

Woburn, MA  01801


NH Office Locations:

Portsmouth, Manchester, Concord

sarahramaLaw Office of Sarah S. Rama, Esq.

Treating every client as our only client.

Attorney Sarah S. Rama operates a boutique law firm and is committed to individual service for each of her clients. She practices in the areas of divorce, immigration, bankruptcy and small business law servicing residents of Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk counties.

Sarah graduated from New England School of Law in 2001 and earned her Masters of Law from Suffolk Law School in 2007. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Attorney Rama has helped many individuals through the process of divorce tackling the often difficult issues of division of marital assets, alimony, child support, child custody and visitation. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and understands the importance of compassion in what can be a very trying experience.

After traveling through Europe and residing in Rome for several years, Sarah also developed a keen interest in immigration law and has assisted many people to become legal permanent residents and American citizens. She speaks fluent Italian and welcomes the opportunity to represent people from all parts of the globe. The other two related practice areas of her firm are small business law and bankruptcy. She has provided counsel to numerous individuals and small businesses navigating organizational and insolvency issues. Sarah often works with other attorneys and in the last several years has developed a close working relationship with John Tangusso, a resident of Salem with offices in downtown Boston. They have acted as co-counsel in a number of family law matters for North Shore and Boston clients.

As a third generation lawyer, John is proud to continue a legacy of almost 100 years of legal excellence started by his grandfather, Sebastian, who began practicing in Boston in 1913. He was joined by John’s father, Joseph, who practiced for 52 years before retiring in 2004. Admitted to practice in 1983, John has practiced in every court in the Commonwealth and has litigated a wide variety of cases over the past 27 years, but he has always maintained an emphasis on family law including prenuptial agreements, divorces and modifications.

Law Office of Sarah S. Rama, Esq.

120 Washington Street ?Suite 202F

Salem, MA  01970


Fax:  978-744-2699

8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace

3rd Floor

Boston, MA  02109

juithwayne1Raising the Bar: The Law Offices of Judith A. Wayne and Associates

Thirty years ago, Attorney Judith A. Wayne opened a private law practice after serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County for 3 1/2 years. She established her own firm in 1981 when it was unheard of for women to do so, let alone in the field of criminal defense. Well-known in the probate courts in Massachusetts as a divorce and family law attorney, she is also a seasoned veteran of the Boston and metro area district and superior courts and has represented several defendants in the U.S. District Court. Having tried hundreds of jury and jury-waived trials, Attorney Wayne and her associates excel in the fields of domestic relations and criminal defense.

Attorney Wayne represents a wide cross-section of clients, including high-profile members of the Boston Bruins and New York Yankees. More typically, however, Attorney Wayne’s firm is a gender neutral domestic relations and criminal defense practice. In addition to the  numerous criminal and domestic cases she has tried, she drafts cohabitation agreements for couples not contemplating marriage.  (  Attorney Wayne is a certified conciliator in Essex County probate and district courts and conciliates in the small claims session of Lynn District Court. In addition to her legal experience, Attorney Wayne was the producer and host of “Legal Ease,”  a television show which covered topics ranging from gun control to driving under the influence, on a Boston area cable channel. She recently served as legal advisor on a WBZ-TV news segment. In addition, she has been member of the Board of Trustees of a prestigious Boston law school  since 1987.

Practice Areas:

Family Law, Divorce Child, Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Alimony, Marital Property Division, Prenuptial Agreements, Cohabitation   Agreements, Family Law Center, Criminal Law, Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, OUI/DUI Defense, Felonies and ?Misdemeanors, Assault and Battery, Domestic Violence, Drug Charges, Criminal Law Center, Mediation, Personal Injury

Law Offices of ?Judith A. Wayne ?& Associates

Seaport Landing, ?152 Lynnway, Suite 2-E,

Lynn, MA 01902


Fax:  781-599-3344

carriganCarrigan and Bacik, LLC

Strong and experienced legal representation in the ?Probate and Family Court

Carrigan and Bacik, LLC is a North Shore law firm dedicated to providing compassionate legal guidance and aggressive representation for all its clients. The firm will assist those dealing with family conflicts, needing assistance in planning for the future, and wanting to protect an elderly loved one.

Attorney Lisa A. Carrigan concentrates her family law practice in the Essex, Middlesex, and Suffolk Probate and Family Courts.  She formerly worked for the Swampscott law firm of DiMento & DiMento. Attorney Carrigan is experienced in all aspects of family law. She is also skilled in the prosecution and defense of 209A Abuse Prevention Orders in the District and Probate and Family Courts.

Attorney Carrigan is a life long resident of the North Shore. She grew up in Swampscott and graduated from Swampscott High School. She went on to graduate from Syracuse University with dual degrees in political science and political philosophy. She attended Suffolk University Law School and is a member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar.

Recent successful cases include accomplishing sole legal and physical custody for an unwed father over strong objections and aggressive legal representation of the mother; successfully defending against and having a 209A Abuse Prevention Order vacated; terminating maternal grandparent guardianship and obtaining custody for the father of two children; and sustaining temporary alimony after the retirement of the payor spouse.

Attorney Carrigan has grown her practice in Lynn, behind City Hall and across the street from Lynn District Court. She recently expanded her practice to include a Swampscott office, located on Humphrey Street a couple of blocks from the beach. Attorney Carrigan states “having an office in Swampscott makes my practice more accessible to those living and working on the North Shore, including, Swampscott, Marblehead, Beverly, and Salem.”

Experience Matters!

Divorce, Mediation, Alimony and? Spousal Support, Custody Disputes, Physical Custody, Legal Custody, Child Support, Modifications, Contempts

Complex Property Division, Prosecution & Defense of 209A,  Abuse Prevention Orders, Guardianships of Children & Adults

Carrigan & Bacik, LLC

15 Johnson Street

Lynn, MA 01902

487 Humphrey Street

Swampscott, MA 01907


Fax: 781-596-0554

goddardscuteridelaneyA Boutique Law Firm on the North Shore: Goddard, Scuteri & ?Delaney

“We pride ourselves on our large client base that comes mainly from referrals from other attorneys, who trust our skills and judgment.”

While their offices overlook Salem Harbor, the attorneys at Goddard, Scuteri & Delaney have little time to enjoy the view.  Since 1986, GS&D has been representing select small businesses and individuals on the North Shore.  GS&D was formed when Charlie Goddard, Jeff Scuteri and Tom Delaney joined together with the goal of becoming the foremost litigation law firm on the North Shore. With the introduction of Jennifer Scuteri and Laura Goddard, GS&D has added expertise in Estate and Business Planning, Criminal Defense and Domestic and Family Law.

Personal Injury/Insurance Litigation and Defense: Whether an injury has been caused by an auto accident, a defective product or some other negligent conduct, our trial lawyers have well-earned reputations among insurers for aggressively and respectfully obtaining just compensation for our clients. GS&D stands out from our competitors – we represent both the injured and insurance companies who want to defend these matters. This gives us unique credibility with our counterparts and with the Courts.

Estate Litigation:  GS&D offers clients a team of lawyers recognized among their peers and in the probate court as being among the most distinguished, experienced, and successful litigators in the field of trusts, estates, and guardianships.

Business Planning and Litigation:  GS&D has the experience and depth to handle all business concerns from formation to the negotiation and buy-out of partners.

Estate Planning:  Whether it is a simple Will, a Partnership to transfer the family business to future generations or a Trust to protect your hard-earned assets from a Medicaid lien, our lawyers can design an estate plan to address any family’s needs.

Charlie Goddard, a Hamilton resident, is considered the Dean of the Trial Bar on the North Shore and was appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court to serve as Chair of the Client’s Security Board.  Jeffrey Scuteri, who also lives in Hamilton with his wife, Jennifer, continues to obtain significant client decisions despite the struggling economy. Tom Delaney, a Danvers resident, also persists in his successes in all courts in the Commonwealth.  Jennifer Scuteri advises clients on the ever-changing estate laws and works with closely-held and family businesses; she is also a Hamilton Selectman.  Laura Goddard lives in Salem and has a significant following in domestic relations and personal injury.

Goddard, Scuteri & ?Delaney

Shetland Park

27 Congress Street

Salem, MA  01970


Fax:  978-741-2368

mazowMazow|McCullough, PC

Welcome to the Practice of ?Law in the New Millennium

To be the best in your field, you have to stay ahead of ?the times and distinguish yourself from the competition.

The moment you step into the loft of Mazow|McCullough, PC, you know you aren’t in a typical lawyer’s office. There are glass walls, exposed brick and beams, and an original grain elevator dating back to the days when Daniel Low & Company sold dry goods. The walls aren’t lined with dusty law books or faded degrees. Instead, there are photographs of trial exhibits that have helped secure justice for their clients.

Robert Mazow and Kevin McCullough met in court in 2001 when they went up against each other in a criminal case.  Robert was practicing criminal law, and Kevin was an assistant district attorney. While Kevin still doesn’t like to talk about who won the case, the good chemistry between the two lawyers was obvious. Following the trial, they joined in a partnership dedicated exclusively to representing injured people. Their experience as prosecutors and insurance defense lawyers proved the perfect foundation.

Kevin and Robert agreed that their practice would be different from any in the area. “We wanted to make sure that our clients, all of whom are in crisis when they see us, feel that we are on their side,” says Mazow. “We intentionally designed our offices and practice so that clients immediately feel comfortable.” Adds McCullough, “When we meet with a client, we understand that he or she is experiencing trauma. Emotional, physical or otherwise, we make sure the clients know we are different from any lawyers they may have used in the past.”

Kevin and Robert also bring their personable approach when litigating cases. Rob has more than 100 jury trials. Watching him at trial, it is easy to see that he relates to juries the same way he speaks with clients-in an understanable and cogent way. He talks to juries, looks them in the eye, and doesn’t oversell his case.

Kevin’s experience as a prosecutor, insurance defense lawyer and insurance adjuster is also invaluable in the firm’s work in injury law. His intimate knowledge of the insurance business sets him apart in his ability to win cases for deserving clients. He is considered an expert in the field of insurance bad faith law and is often retained by other attorneys to provide expert testimony.

Together the team of Mazow|Mc-?Cullough, PC, represents a level of skill, knowledge and experience unrivalled in the region. Additionally, they both have a deep and abiding passion for helping injured people achieve the justice that allows individuals to move ahead their lives.

Mazow | McCullough

Attorneys at Law

10 Derby Street, 4th Floor

Salem, MA 01970


Fax: 978-744-8012

Other Office Locations:

Lynn, Andover,? Chelsea, Charlestown

dgDiPiano Godson LLP

Experienced, Effective Legal Representation

Family Law is a highly specialized area of practice.  Clients fare best when they are represented by experienced, seasoned lawyers familiar with statute, case law, and the courts.  Additionally, counsel involved in high conflict situations must know how to use their knowledge as required by each unique case in which they are involved.

DiPiano Godson LLP has the attorneys who can provide intelligent, effective advocacy to their clients.  Our attorneys are seasoned domestic relations practitioners.  Whether your case involves contested custody, complex business valuation, spousal or child support issues, DiPiano Godson LLP can provide representation suited to your individual needs. DiPiano Godson LLP centrally located its main office on Route 1 at the Lynnfield Woods Office Condominium Park.  Having your lawyer conveniently located in a main commercial area, instead of in your own backyard, means that your lawyer is accessible and that your discretion and confidentiality is assured.

Principals John G. DiPiano and Lloyd D. Godson, together with Of Counsel Anne L. Berger* and Elizabeth A. D’Angelo, and Associate Attorney Stephanie A. Wittbecker comprise a team of experienced legal advocates who zealously represent clients with consideration and respect through their most difficult challenges. DiPiano Godson LLP practices family law litigation, family law mediation, civil litigation, criminal law, probate law, employment law and is adding immigration law to its practice in the fall when Attorney Liz Daneu plans to join the practice. DiPiano Godson LLP also has offices located in Boston and Woburn.  So, if you need to make an appointment during work hours at a location convenient to your business or place of employment, we have an office available to accommodate your needs.

For more information on the members of our firm, the services we offer, including both litigation and mediation services, please visit us on the web at, or call us at ?781-780-7080.

DiPiano Godson LLP is a proud sponsor of the “Pet’s at the Net Tennis Tournament” at Willow’s Tennis Club and Fitness Centre, North Andover, to benefit homeless pets. The event takes place May 22nd to the 23rd. Please join us!

DiPiano Godson LLP

210 Broadway, Suite 202

Lynnfield, MA 01940


10 Post Office Square

8th Floor

Boston, MA 02109


616 Main Street,

Woburn, MA 01801


perocchiPerocchi Family Law Group, LLP

We have over twenty years’ experience in family law.

The Perocchi Family Law Group, LLP, located in North Andover, Massachusets provides the full spectrum of family law services, including trial representation, mediation, and general counsel to clients involved in divorce, modification, paternity, and post-judgment proceedings in the Probate and Family Courts. The firm is lead by the two principals, Joyce G. Perocchi and Paul P. Perocchi, both fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Joyce was a partner in a Boston law firm where she concentrated in family law.  She founded the firm in 2003, seeing a need for quality legal services in the area of family law outside of the center of Boston for those clients who do not wish to drive into the city.  She serves as a conciliator for the Essex and Middlesex Bar Associations.  She is regularly listed as a Super Lawyer in the field of family law by Boston Magazine, has been named as one of the top 50 female lawyers in Massachusetts by Boston Magazine, and is consistently listed in the Best Lawyers in America in family law.

Paul is one of the veterans of family law in Massachusetts. He co-wrote the seminal article about alimony and property division following the enactment of the principal statute on these subjects. He later headed the family law department of a large Boston firm for 25 years, where he specialized in complex litigation including business valuations, tax ramifications of divorce, and custody determinations.  Paul joined Joyce as a partner in 2009.  He is one of only 6 Massachusetts family law attorneys who has been listed in the publication Best Lawyers in America every year since that book’s initial publication in 1983.  He is consistently noted as a SuperLawyer in family law by Boston Magazine. Paul and Joyce  lecture frequently and have written many articles on custody, trial practice, motion practice, and other topics.

Peter J. Jamieson and Cynthia Grover Hastings are associates with the firm.  Peter earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School where he was named the William J. Daniel Most Outstanding Advocate. Cynthia was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers – Rising Stars 2008.  After graduation, both Cyndi and Peter worked as law clerks to the Probate and Family Court.

Divorce is emotionally difficult. It is our goal to ensure that each client is well prepared for the process, whether traditional litigation or mediation, to ensure the best possible result.

Perocchi Family ?Law Group, LLP

859 Turnpike Street, Suite 232

North Andover, MA 01845


Fax: 978-681-1211

annetteLaw Office of ?Annette Baker Doolin

How’s Your Marriage? Maybe you have a few questions…

You deserve to be happy.  If you are reading this, you have problems enough without having to worry about when you are going to hear back from your lawyer.  I put my clients first, period.  Many of my clients retained me after they became dissatisfied with the unreturned phone calls and halfhearted courtroom representation that they received from their original counsel.  They would have saved themselves a lot of frustration and money if they had retained me in the first place.  My divorce and family law referrals come not only from past satisfied clients, but from past opponents too and that’s the best recommendation a lawyer can get.

You will benefit from my expertise and steadfast advocacy to help you start moving in a positive direction.  Your case will not be handed off to a less experienced associate or paralegal, that’s just not the way I treat my clients.

I achieve many favorable outcomes through negotiation, but whenever the prospects of an agreement break down, I have no hesitation about taking your case to court. The transition from an ?atmosphere of compromise to one of attack and defense can be abrupt, and my ability to handle this change can represent an important advantage for you.

Law Office of ?Annette Baker Doolin

Practicing Exclusively in the Area of Family Law

900 Cummings Center, Suite 219T

Beverly, MA 01915


harrychristensenLaw Offices of Harry C. Christensen

General Practice Law Firm

The Law Offices of Harry C. ?Christensen is comprised of attorneys engaged in diverse areas of law.  Managing Partner, Harry C. Christensen has been practicing law for over thirty years and represents individuals and businesses in the following areas: Real Estate Transactions, Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, and Corporate and Business Law. Harry has recently been awarded Boston Magazine’s “Boston 2010 Five Star Wealth Managers” for estate planning.

Associate Attorney, Andrew Graves Christensen focuses his law practice on: Probate and General Litigation, Estate and Business Planning, Elder Law Planning and Litigation, and Domestic Relations. Andrew is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys as well as the Massachusetts Guardianship Association. In addition, Andrew serves on the board of directors for several non-profit corporations.

Harry and Andrew are committed to providing zealous advocacy to both corporate and individual clients in a broad range of legal matters.

Law Offices of ?Harry C. Christensen

40 South Street, Suite 105

Marblehead, MA 01945


Fax: 781-639-1782

devineDevine, Millimet & Branch, P.A.

We Are One of Essex County’s Largest Law Firms, ?Serving the North Shore for More Than 25 Years…

The attorneys and legal team of the Devine Millimet law firm in Andover are proud to be part of our local communities, providing sound legal counsel to our clients as well as volunteering for the organizations  that help make the North Shore a better place to live.  As a full-service firm, our 80 attorneys work with corporations, individuals, and organizations, helping solve some of the most timely legal issues of the day.  We represent some of the area’s leading businesses in all facets of the law.  Our services encompass the following practice areas, supplemented by the expertise of the firm’s additional professionals in our two New Hampshire offices.

Bankruptcy & Workout , Business & Tax Planning, Construction Law, Dispute Resolution, Divorce & Domestic Relations, Education law, Energy & Regulatory Affairs, Environmental, Finance, Governmental Relations, Healthcare , Insurance Defense, IP, Patent, Trademark & ?Licensing, Labor, Employment & ?Employee Benefits, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Municipal Finance, Municipal Litigation, Personal Injury, Probate Litigation,

Real Estate & Land Use Law, Software Law, Start-ups and Venture-?Backed Companies, Telecommunications, Trusts & Estates, Workers Compensation

As one of the largest and most experienced business and litigation law firms north of Boston, Devine Millimet is the right choice for those seeking legal counsel.  Choose Wisely.  Choose Devine.

Devine, Millimet & ?Branch, P.A.

111 Amherst Street

Manchester, NH 03101


Fax: 603-669-8547