Emily L. Crim

Emily is an associate in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Group.  She concentrates her practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, probate litigation, and elder law matters.

Emily counsels individuals and families on developing and implementing sophisticated estate plans designed to increase, maintain, and transfer wealth in accordance with each client's unique needs and wishes. She prepares a wide range of estate and tax planning instruments, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care proxies.  Emily’s practice includes estate planning for LGBT individuals, as well as asset protection and restructuring to assist clients in obtaining long-term medical care benefits. Emily also advises fiduciaries, trustees, and family members in the administration and settlement of trusts and estates, and represents clients in contested probate matters. She helps clients navigate the estate administration process, which can include probate court proceedings and the preparation of estate and fiduciary income tax returns.

Prior to joining Mirick O’Connell, Emily was an attorney with the Elder, Health & Disability Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services, where she helped develop the Elder Abuse Prevention Project. During law school, she served as Managing Editor of the Boston University Journal of Science & Technology Law.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for Massachusetts
  • Boston University School of Law JD (2014)
  • The University of Texas BA (2010)

Professional / Community Affiliations

  • Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Estate & Business Planning Council of Worcester County
  • Boston Estate Planning Council, Women's Initiative Committee
  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Worcester Art Museum, Corporator

T&E Blog

THE APRIL 15TH REPRIEVE

The Treasury Department recently announced that certain taxpayers will have an extra three months to pay income taxes that would otherwise be due on April 15, 2020, for the tax year 2019. This extension of time to pay is solely for …

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THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS: CHANGES TO LONG-TERM CARE AND ESTATE PLANNING

Over the past few weeks, our country has been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. For seniors and those with disabilities, this health crisis is particularly challenging and scary. Recently, there have been changes to the Medicaid program and guidance …

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Upcoming Legal Clinic

Below is a listing for my upcoming elder law legal clinic.  Contact your local Council on Aging for more information and to register. If you miss a program, you may always watch them on your local cable access station or on …

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The Circuit Breaker Tax Credit: A Reason to Possibly Look Forward to Filing Your Tax Return

It is tax season again. You may be dreading it, or figuring you can ignore it because your income is low enough, especially if most of your income comes from Social Security. But, here is a reason to look forward …

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Does Your Power of Attorney Do What You Need it to Do?

Oftentimes at my elder law seminars I ask guests if they have a Durable Power of Attorney. Most people raise their hands. A Power of Attorney is needed to authorize someone to handle all your financial and legal affairs if …

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Make a New Year’s Resolution: Follow Frank and Mary

Frank and Mary are the fictional couple to whom I refer in my elder law seminars. They have the same questions and concerns you and your loved ones have. They also have the same interest you have in making your …

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This Season, Give Something Special and Ask for Something Special in Return

Every year around this time I like to remind people of some basic rules of giving: Gift Tax There is a cap (this year the number is $15,000) on the amount you may give to any one person in one …

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Give Your Spouse a Final Gift: Asset Protection

I often meet with a recently widowed man or woman together with one or more of their children. Typically, I am asked how the surviving parent’s assets can be protected should he or she later need nursing home care. Unfortunately, …

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Planning During the Last Year of Your Life

Thanks to modern technology and medical advances, the chances of detection of a chronic illness are much greater than they were say in the 1970s; the likelihood of living a bit longer and enjoying that extra time also outweighs that …

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Upcoming Legal Clinics

Below is a listing for my upcoming program.  Contact your local Council on Aging for more information and to register. If you miss a program, you may always watch them on your local cable access station or on my You Tube …

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