Personal Advisors

Our passion for our work and our promise to do the right thing for each and every client
- that makes us special.

In the course of providing our core services (Estate Planning, Estate Settlement and Trusteeship) HEKB attorneys develop close and confidential relationships with our clients and thus often become their "point of entry" into the law across a wide array of subjects and circumstances. These include both services that HEKB attorneys provide to our clients directly, as well as services that we can provide to our clients by introducing them to other specialists whose skills and capacities we have vetted over many years of collaboration with them.

Apart from our core estate planning activities, HEKB attorneys also provide the following for our clients:

  • Charitable planning, including private foundations, donor funds and charitable trusts
  • Premarital, post-marital and domestic partnership agreements
  • "Special needs trusts" and other mechanisms for disabled individuals
  • Planning for the perpetuation and preservation of heirloom properties
  • Negotiating and supervising transactions involving works of art and antiques
  • Advice respecting retention of personal assistants and home care services
  • Advice in the selection and retention of other professionals

Services that affiliated counsel provide to our clients with our assistance and guidance include:

  • Executive benefits and compensation
  • Probate litigation
  • Advocacy for the disabled
  • Sports and Entertainment law
  • General civil litigation
  • Personal injury law
  • Criminal defense
  • Immigration law
  • Divorce law
  • Patent and copyright law

We welcome the opportunity to serve our clients as true "counsel", helping them to address any and all circumstances in their lives where the advice or services of legal counsel are needed. In each case we offer our own expertise first and then collaborate with other experts (legal and otherwise) as needed to care for our clients, no matter the nature of the matter at hand.

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MELISSA K. BURNETT-TESTA
mburnett-testa@hekblaw.com
401.283.1240

RENEЀ A.R. EVANGELISTA
revangelista@hekblaw.com
401.283.1238

KINNAIRD HOWLAND
khowland@hekblaw.com
401.283.1237

A. MAX KOHLENBERG
mkohlenberg@hekblaw.com
401.283.1239

EMMA D. BECKER
ebecker@hekblaw.com
401.283.1266

JOSHUA CASWELL
jcaswell@hekblaw.com
401.283.1254

CAROLINE ELLIOTT
celliott@hekblaw.com
401.283.1244

LEIGH E. FURTADO
lfurtado@hekblaw.com
401.283.1247

DANA T. PICKARD
dpickard@hekblaw.com
401.283.1262

COLIN SHERER
csherer@hekblaw.com
401.283.1241

JOSHUA SIMON
jsimon@hekblaw.com
401.283.1252

PAM VEASY
pveasy@hekblaw.com
401.283.1253