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Rebecca J. Benson is Of Counsel to Margolis & Bloom. Since 1991, her practice has focused exclusively on estate planning, Medicaid eligibility, planning for beneficiaries with special needs, and advocating for nursing home and assisted living residents.
Rebecca is the author of several works on estate planning and elder and disability law, published in Journal of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the RIA treatise on Estate Planning Law and Taxation; and MCLE's Estate Planning for the Aging or Incapacitated Client. She serves on a state-wide task force of advocates to strengthen regulatory protections for nursing home and assisted living residents. She frequently presents seminars on elder law and disability planning for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and HealthEd. She has also taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston's Gerontology Institute, and is the author of Check Your Rights at the Door: Consumer Protection Violations in Massachusetts Nursing Home Admission Agreements. Rebecca is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Before joining Margolis & Bloom, Rebecca was of counsel to Cohen & Oalican, LLP. She also worked as a staff attorney for the Senior Citizens' Law Project of Cambridge & Somerville Legal Services and an associate with Goulston & Storrs in Boston. She received her law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School and her B.A. summa cum laude and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Margolis & Bloom provides the highest level of legal representation to help clients protect their assets, families and legacies in an increasingly risky world. We specialize in the areas of planning for long-term care, children with special needs, and smooth estate administration for individuals and families.