Kenneth P. Brier and Perry Ganz joined together in 2014 to establish Brier & Ganz LLP. They did so with a simple goal in mind – to continue to make available to our clients tax, estate-planning and business planning services of the highest quality in a boutique suburban practice setting. Their concept is to provide to clients the best of both worlds – the same quality and sophistication commonly associated with the large Boston law firms but with the convenience of an easily accessible suburban location and a fee structure commensurate with such a location. Their idea is to effectively service clients at virtually all levels – those with substantial assets and complicated situations and those of relatively more modest circumstances who might not otherwise look for a top-rated lawyer – providing the best possible value to all of them.
Ken has brought to the firm more than 30 years of experience in several major law firms in Boston. Prior to his merging of practices with Perry, he was a partner in the firm of Brier & Geurden, also in Needham. He was previously a member of the estate planning department of Bingham McCutchen LLP, an international law firm, and before that a partner of another international law firm, Holland & Knight LLP (and of its Boston-office predecessor, Sherburne, Powers & Needham, P.C.).
Perry began his career in 1997 at Bergman, Horowitz & Reynolds, P.C. (now Withers Bergman LLP) in New Haven, Connecticut. He was also previously a member of Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C. in Boston, Massachusetts where he spent 8 years in their estate planning department.
The firm continues to enjoy the support of our of counsel, Julie Rossetti, an outstanding lawyer who formerly practiced at Hale and Dorr in Boston, our associate, Kate Constantino, our paralegal, Claudia Darmofal, our legal assistant, Katie Janda Va, our probate accountant, Susan Broderick, and our practice manager, Tina Schmottlach.
While we are known for creativity and care applied in our legal work, we are all also aware that tax matters, estate-planning and administration, and planning for closely held businesses touch upon some of the most sensitive of individual and family concerns. We appreciate these concerns and handle them with sensitivity to both the legal and inter-personal issues. Where appropriate and where desired, we can involve more than one generation in the planning process, helping to educate the younger generation on family and business concerns and to develop an integrated family approach. Whether or not multiple generations are involved, our aim is to listen and to respond with care and understanding.
Our experience as estate planners has taught us to remain focused on our clients’ long-term goals. We bring the same goal-driven methodology to the business work that we do.
Brier & Ganz LLP is dedicated to the team concept – working with your other advisors (including any accountant, life insurance advisor, financial consultant, or investment or trust officer), in whatever way makes the most sense in your circumstances. At the same time, as a practice focused in targeted areas of law, we are pleased to work with qualified lawyers in other areas as your needs arise. We can work with your existing lawyer in matters in our areas of concentration, or as needed we can refer you to another lawyer skilled in matters outside of our usual practice areas and to coordinate as a team with that lawyer. We are also happy to make referrals to non-legal advisors, where your situation might warrant their services. In addition we often serve as a consultant to other advisors in situations where our expertise in taxation and related matters may be needed or desired.