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.
Emily was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch© 2021 and The Best Lawyers in New England: Ones to Watch© 2021 in the field of Trusts and Estates. In 2020, she was named a Massachusetts “Rising Star” Super Lawyer by Boston magazine and Law & Politics.
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
- U.S. District Court for Massachusetts
- Boston University School of Law JD (2014)
- The University of Texas BA (2010)
- “The Evolving Role of Trust Protectors,” Bloomberg Tax, November 2020 (co-author)
- “Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples,” On Air with Mirick O’Connell legal podcast (May 4, 2020)
- "Massachusetts Legislature Passes Remote Notarization Bill,” Mirick O’Connell Client Alert, April 27, 2020
- “Proposed Legislation Would Allow Temporary Remote Notarization,” Mirick O’Connell Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog, April 7, 2020
Professional / Community Affiliations
- Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
- Boston Estate Planning Council, Community Engagement Committee
- Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
- Boston Bar Association
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter
- Estate & Business Planning Council of Worcester County
- Worcester Art Museum, Corporator
COVID-19 Funeral Reimbursement Program
Has a loved one passed away due to COVID-19 complications? If so, you may be eligible for a government reimbursement for funeral expenses to assist with funeral services, interment, and cremation. The assistance is limited to a maximum reimbursement amount …[ load webpage to read more ]
Durable Powers of Attorney: What You Should Know
You have worked hard to grow and nurture your assets throughout your lifetime. What happens if, due to illness, hardship, or other difficulty, you are unable to continue to do so? A Durable Power of Attorney answers this question. A …[ load webpage to read more ]
Do I Need a Health Care Proxy?
If you have found yourself asking this question, the answer is an emphatic yes. Health Care Proxies are one of the most important documents in your estate plan. So what is it, and why is it so important? A Health …[ load webpage to read more ]
Financial Planning for Seniors
This article was authored by elder law attorneys Arthur P. Bergeron and Leah Kofos. To whom do you trust to give your financial planning advice? Your accountant? Your kids? The guy you have coffee with at Dunkin Donuts? Your lawyer? …[ load webpage to read more ]
Extension of 2020 Massachusetts Tax Return Filing and Payment
This article was authored by Allen J. Falke, Tracy A. Craig, and Leah Kofos. Following the recent federal extension for tax filings, Massachusetts has announced that it will extend the filing and payment deadline for individual income tax returns until …[ load webpage to read more ]
Extension of 2020 Federal Tax Return Filing and Payment
This article was authored by Allen J. Falke, Tracy A. Craig, and Leah Kofos. The Internal Revenue Service announced yesterday that the federal income tax filing and payment deadline for individuals will be extended until May 17, 2021. This extension …[ load webpage to read more ]
A Few Tips for Tax Season
This article was authored by elder law attorneys Arthur P. Bergeron and Leah A. Kofos. I love being at Mirick O’Connell because when my elder clients inevitably call me at this time of year asking tax questions, I can always …[ load webpage to read more ]
Planning to Stay Home
Most seniors, like my friends Frank and Mary, hope they can live in their home until they die. But hope is not a plan. Here are some tips: Make your home safe. The older you get the greater the risk …[ load webpage to read more ]
The Planning You Need to Qualify for MassHealth
In previous columns I have explained how, whether you are single or married, you can always qualify for MassHealth at the last minute if you need to. Knowing that to be true, do you still need to plan ahead? The …[ load webpage to read more ]
Giving it All Away (Or at Least Some of It)
Every December my clients ask whether or not it makes sense to make gifts to their loved ones. In addition to getting to hear “thank you”, there are several advantages to giving assets away before you die, with few disadvantages. …[ load webpage to read more ]