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About Us

Lauren Keane Dowley and her team provide the care and compassion necessary to assist you with ensuring yourself and your loved ones are provided for now and in the future.  Our comprehensive planning includes the areas of Estate & Trust Planning, Tax Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Special Needs Planning, Asset Protection, Incapacity Planning, and  Fiduciary Services. With the partners of the firm having over twenty five years of experience between them in estate planning and elder law, we at Dowley Law provide quality legal services with an emphasis on creating long lasting relationships with our clients.  We provide thorough legal solutions using a client first focus. Whether it is simply updating your estate plan or navigating a crisis, we work with you to develop a solution based on your goals.

Lauren Keane Dowley,

Principal

 
Lauren Keane Dowley focuses her practice in the areas of asset protection planning, estate and tax planning, Community and Long-Term Care Masshealth/Medicaid planning, special needs planning, public benefits eligibility, guardianships/conservatorships, probate and trust administration, fiduciary services, and Masshealth/Estate Recovery controversies. Attorney Dowley often assists multiple generations of families to transfer wealth. Attorney Dowley ensures that all relevant planning options are considered and that client needs are consistently met with compassionate legal perspective.

Through her practice she works with clients to establish proper planning for their futures and to protect their assets from estate taxes, creditors, and long term care costs. Attorney Dowley is willing to serve as the appointed fiduciary for clients or to advises family members who are serving in these complex roles. She frequently lectures on such topics as estate planning issues, Medicaid and probate and trust administration.

Education

Suffolk University Law School, J.D.

Providence College, B.S.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Boston Bar Association, Member

Boston Estate Planning Council, Member

Cambridge, Arlington, Belmont Bar Association, Member

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

About Dana

After graduating UMASS with English and business management degrees, Dana Kokoska began a career in finance and established herself as a leader at legacy institutions such as the Filene’s Corporate offices, spearheading their training and operations during the merger with May Department Stores. Utilizing the skills she honed in Downtown Boston, she began business consulting, advising and coaching over 40 small businesses on new technologies and best practices. The executive skills and financial savvy she honed through years of hard work led her to eventually help build, establish, and sell businesses in the construction, marketing, and media industries.

A highly skilled and versatile real estate professional, Dana’s clients range from tenured homeowners looking to sell the longtime family home to first time buyers to vacation home buyers. A longtime resident of Boston and Martha’s Vineyard, with strong footholds in communities like Metro Boston and the North Shore, as well as several years spent in Medford, Dana brings a strong working knowledge of the area’s real estate stretching from Edgartown Harbor to Newburyport. Her specialties include supporting Estate and Trust properties in Probate, helping to administer the challenges families face during a time of significant change and stress.

Rounding out her work in real estate are the ever-present and rewarding experiences of assisting her residential buyers and sellers. Dana’s deep understanding of finance, investment potential, and the real estate market in general, is invaluable to her buyers when finding the perfect home or investment property. Her knowledge of renovation and building costs has also been extremely helpful for her residential buyers when looking to make changes to existing properties for sale.

Dana attributes her success in assisting sellers to get the most out of their property to her marketing abilities she honed over her many years in finance and business development. Having been on both sides of the real estate process, Dana understands the delicate balance of being readily available to her clients and marketing their properties effectively. A skilled negotiator, her prior business experience has provided the discipline and professionalism that assure her clients that they are in the hands of a dedicated professional who can get the best price for their home.

Dana’s deep understanding of finance, investment potential, and the market is invaluable in the process of marketing and listing properties for sale and is instrumental in finding the buyers ready to close.

Specialties

Seller's Agent, Estate and Trust properties, and Remodels

Professional Associations

Greater Boston Real Estate Board Member

National Association of Real Estate Brokers

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