Before opening a private practice concentrating in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Disability Law, attorney Gordon worked for the Massachusetts Medicaid office( Mass Health) where he dealt with nursing home financing. From this background, he has seen both sides of the issues affecting elderly and disabled individuals and families. This understanding of the issues helps him in providing the best legal service to his clients. In addition to practicing in the Massachusetts Courts, he is also admitted to practice before the United States Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims which is located in Washington D.C.
Attorney Gordon has a Masters of Business Administration( MBA) degree from American International College and a Juris Doctorate from Western New England College. He is a Veterans Administration Accredited Attorney and also is active in the in the following organizations:
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Estate Planning Council of Hampden County
- Hampden County Bar Association
- Massachusetts Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- Western Massachusetts Elder Care Professionals
- Massachusetts Senior Partners for Justice
For the Massachusetts Bar Association, he is a member of the Probate Section Council representing the probate attorneys of the Massachusetts Bar Association. The Probate Section Council concentrates on the legal and practical issues in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate Administration, and Litigation. Probate Section Council members are involved in Probate Court procedures, shaping legislation and practice methods.
For the Hampden County Bar Association, he is a member of the committee currently putting together a course to teach the necessary changes required when the next phase of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code is implemented on January 2, 2012. This course, offered to Massachusetts attorneys, will be offered at the Western New England School of Law during the fall of 2011. Each member of the committee will be teaching a section of the new code and how these changes affect legal practice.
SERVICES I PROVIDE
- Asset Protection
- Contesting a Will
- Estate Administration
- Estate Planning
- Guardianship and Conservatorship
- Medicaid Planning, including Nursing Home applications and appeals, Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxies, Trusts and Special Needs Trusts, Veterans Benefits Wills