Emily P. Beekman

Legal Administrative Assistant Lynn M. Burns


Emily is an associate with the Trusts and Estates Group.  The focus of her practice is estate planning, estate and trust administration, and tax planning.  Emily assists clients and generations of families regarding estate planning, estate and gift taxes, probate law, probate avoidance, estate and trust administration, and philanthropy.  Emily also specializes in estate planning for disabled persons, guardianship and conservatorship matter, and long-term-care planning and other elder law matters.  She also concentrates her practice in the area of estate and trust administration, advising personal representatives, trustees and other fiduciaries on the legal aspects of administering complex estates and trusts.  This representation also includes the preparation and filing of gift and estate tax returns on the state and federal levels.

Emily was included in the 2023 edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for her work in Elder Law, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, and Trusts and Estates.  First listed in 2021.  In 2022, Boston Magazine and Law & Politics named Emily a Massachusetts “Rising Star.”  Emily was recently accepted into the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) New England Fellows Institute.

Prior to joining Mirick O’Connell, Emily was an associate with Casner & Edwards in Boston, MA.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Syracuse University College of Law, JD, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Law and Commerce (2013)
  • Colby College, BA, cum laude (2008)


  • “Estate and Gift Tax,” 2022 New England Institute on Taxation, Massachusetts Association of Accountants (November 2022)
  • “Drafting Simple Will and Trust Clauses,” MCLE Basic Practice Manual, Chapter 1, November, 2022 (co-author)
  • Making a Killing in Cryptocurrency? There’s a Tax on That,” Kiplinger, October 5, 2022 (co-author)
  • “TOD/POD Accounts versus Revocable Trusts – Which is Right for You?,” Westborough Community Advocate, May 2022
  • "Got Cryptocurrency or NFTs? They Need to Be in Your Estate Plan," Kiplinger, May 23, 2022 (co-author)
  • "Your Vacation Home Needs an Estate Plan!," Kiplinger, February 1, 2022 (co-author)
  • "TOD Accounts Versus Revocable Trusts - Which is Better?, Kiplinger, December 2, 2021 (co-author)
  • "Enforceability of no-contest clauses in wills, trusts upheld," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, October 22, 2020 (co-author)
  • “Five Reasons You Should Have an Updated Will – and Estate Plan,” MarketWatch, April 24, 2019 (co-author)
  • “The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Becomes Law, Finally Allowing Individuals with Disabilities to Independently Establish Their Own Special Needs Trust,” American Bar Association E-Report, March 2017

Professional / Community Affiliations

  • Boston Trusts & Estates Consortium, Women's Forum Committee
  • Boston Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Committee
  • Lincoln Nursery School, Board Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Boston Estate Planning Council
  • The Colby Club of Boston