Meet the Team

Michelle M. Mulvena, Esq.

Michelle M. Mulvena, partner at Dowley & Mulvena, PC, focuses her practice in the areas of estate, tax, Medicaid, and special needs planning, guardianships/conservatorships, probate and trust administration, fiduciary services, and probate and trust controversies.  She works with elders, disabled individuals, and their families, to help mature clients and those with special needs retain their independence and dignity.  Attorney Mulvena serves as Trustee and Personal Representative, when needed, and serves as a resource to family members serving in these roles.  She also strives to resolve probate and trust controversies out of court, whenever possible.

Additionally, Attorney Mulvena has significant experience representing buyers and sellers in residential real estate transactions, incorporation of businesses, and succession planning for family-owned businesses.  She frequently lectures on estate planning issues, Medicaid, and probate and trust administration.

Attorney Mulvena is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.

Education

  • New England Law|Boston, J.D.
  • Arizona State University, B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Greater Boston Fiduciary Law American Inn of Courts, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Cambridge, Arlington, Belmont Bar Association, Member
  • SCM Transportation, Board Member
  • Somerville Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Medford Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Kiwanis, Member

Lauren Keane Dowley, Esq.

Lauren Keane Dowley, partner at Dowley & Mulvena, PC, focuses her practice on asset protection, estate, tax, Community and Long-Term Care Masshealth/Medicaid, and special needs planning, guardianships/conservatorships, probate and trust administration, fiduciary services, and Masshealth controversies.  Attorney Dowley, often, assists multiple generations of families transfer wealth. She ensures that all relevant planning options are considered and that client needs are consistently met with compassionate legal perspective.

Through her practice, Attorney Dowley works with clients to establish the proper plans 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 advise family members who are serving in these complex roles.  She, frequently, lectures on estate planning issues, Medicaid, probate and trust administration.

Attorney Dowley is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.

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
Eileen Curtin

Eileen M. Curtin, Esq.

Eileen M. Curtin, focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning and asset protection, probate and trust administration, special needs planning, guardianships/conservatorships, and Community and Long Term Care Masshealth/Medicaid planning.  Attorney Curtin works with clients and their families to determine planning options that will suit their individual and/or family’s needs.

Attorney Curtin has presented on estate planning and asset protection, Medicaid Planning, and guardianship/conservatorship issues.   Prior to practicing law, she worked in the public sector, on the business side, and gained an interest in elder law while volunteering at a senior services agency.

Attorney Curtin is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
  • Bentley University, B.S.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association, Member

Samantha G. Larson, Esq.

Samantha G. Larson focuses her practice on fiduciary services, guardianships/conservatorships, probate and trust controversies, and estate and tax planning.  Attorney Larson comes to Dowley & Mulvena with significant litigation experience, having spent the vast majority of her legal career inside the courtroom. Attorney Larson seeks to empower her clients by demystifying the judicial process, and frequently works with interpreters and forensic experts from a variety of disciplines. Attorney Larson collaborates seamlessly with other litigators and is trusted advisor to many professionals.

Attorney Larson is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Ohio, and speaks French.

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D.
  • Wesleyan University, B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers