Leah A. Kofos

Legal Administrative Assistant Heather H. Rondeau

508.929.1641
hrondeau@mirickoconnell.com

Leah is an associate in the firm's Trusts and Estates Group.  She focuses her practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships, and elder law.  Leah assists clients with the preparation of wills, trusts, health care proxies, durable powers of attorney, and MassHealth applications. Prior to joining Mirick O’Connell, Leah was a law clerk at Squillace & Associates, P.C. and previously served as a judicial intern for Marlborough District Court and Lewiston, Maine District Court. 
 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Suffolk University Law School JD (2018)
  • Bates College BA (2015)

Publications/Presentations

 

Professional / Community Affiliations

  • Estate and Business Planning Council of Worcester County
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Saints Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, parish counsel
  • St. George's Hellenic Benefit Society of Tsamanta Scholarship Fund, Scholarship Committee

Emergency Broadband Benefit

One lesson the pandemic has taught us is that having Internet access is essential, now more than ever. However, many people are struggling to afford Internet services. Luckily, a new federal coronavirus aid program might be able to help. Launched …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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? …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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