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

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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Getting Ready for the Rest of Your Life

  I will turn 70 in January. I have been blessed with good health, a wife I adore, three great kids, good friends in a great community. Both my parents died in their early 80’s. Despite all the great advances …

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Who Ya Gonna Call?

As seniors, you are probably the greatest beneficiaries of the Great Society, that incredible combination of programs created by President Lyndon Johnson and passed during the 1960s. The anchors of those programs, of course, were Medicare and Medicaid.  Before the …

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Protecting the Cottage

Are you lucky enough to own that special place, whether it’s a camper in Maine or a house on the Cape, where you, your children and your grandchildren can go to enjoy some time away together during our all-too-brief New …

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If You See Something, Say Something

One of my elder clients (we’ll call her Mary) called about two weeks ago. She had received a call from a caseworker at Springwell, one of the network of regional entities charged by the Commonwealth’s Office of Elder Services with …

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