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Daniel DeBruyckere

DeBruyckere Law Offices, PC

Daniel DeBruyckere

DeBruyckere Law Offices, PC

Daniel DeBruyckere

DeBruyckere Law Offices, PC

Attorney DeBruyckere approaches each challenge not just with solid expertise, but also with a passion for helping others plan well for the future. As a husband with three children and two grandchildren, it’s his own family experience that provides the motivation to ensure all of his clients are well protected. Besides his extensive background in the issues he specializes in, Dan’s clients find that he genuinely cares about them, and that he pays attention to the details that matter to each person and their families.

EXPERIENCE

Attorney Daniel A. DeBruyckere has been practicing law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts since 1998, and has helped hundreds of clients with their estate planning and elder care isssues. He is very well respected in the area of estate planning, probate, trust administration, elder law issues, and business planning.

Serving on the Board of Governors for the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, Attorney DeBruyckere is admitted in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He is a former adjunct faculty member of the Massachusetts School of Law, and is also a member of the Essex County Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, New Hampshire Bar Association, Salem Bar Association, as well as a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys.

EDUCATION

Attorney DeBruyckere is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, summa cum laude, and Massachusetts School of Law, cum laude. He served as editor of the Massachusetts School of Law’s Law Review and was a regional finalist in the American Trial Lawyers’ Association Trail Advocacy Competition.

Firm Description

DeBruyckere Law Offices, PC is a firm focused on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. With offices in Londonderry, NH ;Nashua, NH; North Andover, MA; Woburn, MA and Beverly, MA our mission is to provide residents of Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving.

When you contact our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing important issues concerning both you and your family, as well as, arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. The firm is staffed with experienced attorneys and paralegals trained in the complex areas of probate, trust and tax law. The aim of each member of the law firm is to help you accomplish your estate planning goals and to take the mystery out of the planning process. Your trust documents will be explained in straightforward language you and your family can understand. Our knowledgeable staff has helped people just like you ease the burden on family members left behind.

If you take advantage of these services today, your loved ones will be relieved of needless expenses and government interference in settling your estate. More importantly, you'll have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are protected. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center, at www.DADLAWOFFICES.com to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles.

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Main Office

One Verani Way
Londonderry, NH 03053

76 Northeastern Boulevard
Unit 31B
Nashua, NH 03063

231 Sutton Street
Suite 1B
North Andover, MA 01845

200 Cummings Center
Suite 307-G
Beverly, MA 01915

444 Washington Street
Woburn, MA 01801

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