Benjamin Siracusa Hillman

Benjamin Siracusa Hillman

Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
  • Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York
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Ben practices in the interrelated areas of probate litigation, elder law (including Medicaid eligibility), and estate planning. Ben represents clients in probate disputes involving incapacitated adults or following the death of a loved one. Ben is sensitive to the emotionally charged aspects of such matters, creative in reaching a negotiated or litigated resolution, tenacious when necessary, and efficient in avoiding unnecessary litigation costs. He tries cases before both state courts and the federal court in New Hampshire and has handled appeals of lower court decisions.

Ben also assists clients with estate planning, focusing on the needs of the elderly, retirees and near-retirees, high net worth clients, clients with special needs, same-sex couples, and young families. Ben practices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and can advise clients whose personal affairs spread across multiple states. Ben drafted and successfully advocated for passage of legislation that substantially simplified the administration of uncontested New Hampshire estates with multiple beneficiaries.

Ben is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), an organization of trust and estate lawyers and law professors who have been elected by their peers in recognition of having made outstanding contributions to the practice of trust and estate law.

Ben also serves as in-house ethics counsel for Shaheen and Gordon and has served as a voter protection attorney in every federal election cycle beginning in 2012.

Prior to joining Shaheen and Gordon, Ben was the William J. Brennan Fellow at the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union, where he worked in the Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. Ben also clerked for the Honorable Janet C. Hall of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the Honorable William A. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Elder Law
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
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New Hampshire
New Hampshire Bar Association
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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1st Circuit
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9th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.
- Current
Associate Attorney
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.
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William J. Brennan Fellow
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
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Law Clerk
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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Law Clerk
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
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Education
Yale Law School
J.D. (2008)
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Harvard University
B.A. (2003)
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Awards
Professional Associations
American College of Trust and Estates Counsel
Fellow
Current
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American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire
Board Member
Current
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NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS
Former Board Member
Current
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New Hampshire Supreme Court Society
Former Board Member
Current
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New Hampshire Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
A Practical Guide to Probe in New Hampshire
MCLE, 1st Edition
Setting up a multigenerational household? It pays to plan ahead
NH Business Review
A Few Traps for the Unwary When Using Will and Power of Attorney Forms
NH Bar News
Websites & Blogs
Website
Shaheen & Gordon: Attorney Ben Siracusa Hillman
Contact & Map
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.
107 Storrs Street
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: (603) 225-7262
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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