Lawrence L. Athan, Jr.

Partner
Larry is a member of the Tax & Wealth Planning group.
Lawrence L. Athan, Jr., Arent Fox LLP, Partner

Larry has been practicing law for over 35 years in the areas of wealth transfer, probate law, estate and trust administration, employee benefits law, and tax law.

In the estate planning area, Larry advises clients on ways to leave property to beneficiaries with the minimum of tax consequences and to achieve the personal and family objectives of each client. He is well versed in the full range of options, including trusts, lifetime gifts and life insurance. He also has extensive experience in drafting prenuptial agreements.

Larry handles all aspects of estate and trust administration, including probate court filings, tax planning, preparation of estate and fiduciary tax returns. He also provides clients with advice on guardianships, conservatorships, and will contests. 

In the area of employee benefits, Larry counsels clients on the tax, ERISA, accounting, state law, and business implications of employee benefit plans, especially qualified retirement plans. Larry was previously a Partner at Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP.

Memberships 

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Estate Planning Council

Awards & Recognition

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer every year from 2010 - 2016
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts & Estates in 2013 by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • Massachusetts Bar
  • Education
    Boston University School of Law
    LL.M.
    ,
    1985
    Boston University School of Law
    JD
    ,
    1979
    Georgetown University
    MA
    ,
    1976
    Middlebury College
    AB
    ,
    cum laude
    ,
    1974