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Mary Clements Pajak

Mary Clements Pajak

Clements Pajak LLC
  • Estate Planning, Probate
  • Maine, Massachusetts
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Summary

Mary Clements Pajak, Esq., has over 20 years of experience. She began her legal career clerking for the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. She then practiced law for many years in the Private Client Department at Palmer & Dodge LLP (now Locke Lord Edwards LLP), a large (originally Boston-based) law firm concentrating in estate and trust planning and administration. From there she became the Northeast Regional Manager of the Estate Settlement Department and served as Vice President at Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Company (now BNY Mellon). Attorney Pajak then practiced law with Mofenson Law Offices in Newton, Massachusetts. Later, she was a Founding partner of the law firm of McWalter Pajak LLP in Concord, Massachusetts. In 2004, Attorney Pajak moved her firm back to Newton establishing Clements Pajak LLC. Attorney Pajak’s practice is now concentrated in estate and trust planning and administration, advising clients regarding their wealth transfer options and wishes, helping clients through probate and estate tax return preparation, advising clients with respect to related tax matters, and pre- and post- nuptial agreements. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts (ALB) degree, cum laude from Boston College Law School with a Juris Doctorate (JD), and most recently achieved a Masters of Law in Taxation (LL.M.) at Boston University Law School. Attorney Pajak was a Lecturer in Law at New England Law/Boston where she taught Wills, Estates and Trusts Law and a Guest Lecturer at Boston College Law School with respect to estate planning and administration. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts (1991), Maine (1991), the United States Tax Court (2004) and the United States Supreme Court (2012). She is a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council, the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association and the Maine Bar Association. She has been honored to be named

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Additional Practice Area
  • Trust Administration
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maine
Massachusetts
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Principal
Current
Education
Boston University School of Law
LL.M.
Boston College Law School
J.D.
Honors: cum laude
Harvard University
A.L.B.
Honors: cum laude; Dean's List
Awards
Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts
Boston Magazine
Awarded from 2013-2015
Massachusetts Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Awarded from 2005-2014
Certificate of Appreciation
The Second Step, Inc.
Professional Associations
Massachusetts State Bar
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
Maine Bar Association
Member
Current
Boston Estate Planning Council
Current
Boston Bar Association
Member
Current
Massachusetts Bar Association
Member
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Counseling Fiduciaries to Avoid Beneficiary Complaints
The Practical Lawyer
Fun with IRC 2013
Websites & Blogs
Website
Mary Clements Pajak's Website Profile
Website
Clements Pajak LLC Website
Contact & Map
29 Crafts St #420
Newton, MA 02458
USA
Telephone: (617) 795-2990
Fax: (617) 795-5960