Boston Estate Planning Lawyer Anthony Gemma

Attorney Anthony Gemma’s practice is devoted to helping clients in the areas of probate administration, probate and VA litigation, will contests, and estate and trust planning.

Biography

Attorney Anthony Gemma’s practice is devoted to probate administration, probate and VA litigation, will contests, as well as comprehensive estate and trust planning, including Medicaid planning.

With more than twenty years of law practice, Mr. Gemma is a highly-experienced litigator and trial attorney.   Prior to commencing his civil practice, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office and the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office.  He prosecuted over 35 jury trials before the Superior Court, including high-profile criminal cases.  Mr. Gemma also served as Chief of Narcotics prosecutions for the Norfolk District Attorney.  Since starting his own civil practice, he has continued his trial advocacy practice in the civil arena through representing clients in probate litigation and will contests, and appeals of the wrongful denial of Veteran Administration disability claims.

Representative probate litigation cases include both helping clients defend a valid will from unwarranted challenges, as well as to help beneficiaries challenge a will that is not valid due to undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity, fraud or some combination of those factors.

After entering the civil arena, Mr. Gemma earned an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.  While earning the master’s degree, he focused his studies on general and advanced estate planning techniques, gift and estate tax issues, fiduciary accounting, and executive compensation.

Mr. Gemma’s estate planning practice is focused on helping clients develop the best estate plan for their needs, with an emphasis on estate tax minimization, efficient asset transfer, achieving client’s goals, and protecting client interests during life through living trusts, living wills and durable powers of attorney.  He also advises clients in Medicaid trust planning, and represents clients in guardianship and conservatorship matters, including petitions for court established estate plans for incapacitated individuals.

In his probate practice, Mr. Gemma helps personal representatives with all aspects of estate administration.  He provides guidance, takes the time to answer client questions when representing clients who are acting on behalf of estates as the estate legal representative.

Mr. Gemma is active in the Massachusetts Bar Association, where he has given annual presentations at local Councils on Aging on elder law and topical issues affecting seniors. He also participates in the Massachusetts Volunteer Lawyers Project, providing assistance to low income individuals through the Norfolk Probate and Family Court guardianship clinic. He is also a member of the Boston Bar Association, estate planning and tax sections.

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Professional Experience

  • Founder of Gemma Law Office, a Professional Corporation (2005- present)
  • Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney (1998- 2005)
  • Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney (1989-1998)
  • Education

    • LL.M., Taxation – Boston University School of Law, 2015
    • J.D. – Boston College School of Law, 1988
    • B.A. - Boston College, 1984
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts (All State Courts)
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims