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Community & News

Welcome to Surprenant & Beneski, P.C.’s pressroom.  Here you will find pertinent news, press releases and media coverage featuring the firm.

Our firm supports the community through active volunteerism and pro bono legal work.  We believe in giving something back to the people of Southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape.  Over the years, Surprenant & Beneski, P.C. has participated in and sponsored events for the Alzheimer’s Association, participated in events to support the Schwartz Center for Children, Coastline Elderly Service’s March for Meals Fun Walk & Wellness Fair and many other causes.

The Standard Times

Business Newsmakers: Atty. Walecka named a Rising Star” September 27, 2015

Business Newsmakers: MassaNAELA Honors several individuals at their annual meeting” January 3, 2015

Business Newsmakers: Shea joins Surprenant & Beneski, P.C.” November 22, 2014

Business Newsmakers: Attorney Certified” June 16, 2013

Invoking a health care proxy when a physician disagrees” February 7, 2013

Your Two Cents: Five Documents to Prepare in Advance of Falling Ill” January 6, 2013

Business Newsmakers: Attorney Recognized” November 25, 2012

SouthCoast Business in Brief: Estates to Plates” November 25, 2012

Law office seeks name of duck mascot” September 26, 2012

Think!” April 8, 2012

Business Newsmakers: Releases New Book” March 25, 2012

Fun, and good for you, too” March 25, 2012

MassNAELA elects Dan Surprenant as director of the organization for 2012” January 25, 2012

Business Newsmaker: Joins law firm” January 15, 2012

Law Office of Surprenant & Beneski P.C. opens new office in Brockton” October 05, 2011

New Bedford law office opens in Brockton” September 26, 2011

Legislative Breakfast is held at Wamsutta Club” May 18, 2011

Talk on siblings caring for aging parents planned” May 04, 2011

New law allows trusts for pets” February 20, 2011

Surprenant & Beneski relocates its Cape law office to Hyannis” July 24, 2009

Law office establishes new program to help food pantries” April 29, 2009

New Bedford law firm is expanding to Cape Cod” September 26, 2008

Hidden veterans benefit discovered” May 07, 2008

NBSO concert will hail the arrival of spring” March 16, 2008

Monthly free speaker series being offered” January 09, 2008

Business Newsmakers: Move from Fairhaven to New Bedford” August 19, 2007

Fairhaven law firm named small business of year” June 01, 2007

Council on Aging to host legal session” June 02, 2006

Workshop focuses on aging and legal issues” March 06, 2006

Bill will affects elder assets” January 25, 2006

A Real Family Practice” July 24, 2005

Romney vetoes hurt state’s elders” July 08, 2004

Medicaid law raises fears of lost homes for surviving spouses” February 17, 2004

Taunton Daily Gazette

Alzheimer’s Association to host legal/financial programs in Easton, Plymouth” August 02, 2011

Cape Code Times

Cape Commerce: Announcement” January 27, 2012

Cape Commerce” January 19, 2012

Cape Commerce: New Location” September 1, 2011

Cape Commerce: New Location” June 27, 2009

South Coast Business Bulletin

Formerly known as the “New England Business Bulletin”

Atty. Michelle Beneski included in Massachusetts Super Lawyers” December 30, 2013

Beneski named ‘Super Lawyer’ by Boston Magazine” December 21, 2012

Walecka joins Surprenant & Beneski P.C.” January 20, 2012

Wicked Local

Waltham attorney named officer in state elder law group” January 8, 2014

Other Community Article Sources

“Ignorance of elder law is no excuse: rich, poor and especially in between, you need an estate plan” by Erin C. Healy, featured in 50 BLUS! SouthCoast, page 6, August 2014

Alzheimer’s Benefit Fundraiser” featured in New Bedford 360 March 23, 2012

Alzheimer’s Benefit Fundraiser” featured in The Women’s Journal March 23, 2012

Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Honors State Representative Jennifer Benson and Others at Annual Meeting” featured in Business Wire December 17, 2015

 Community Sponsored Seminars

Bridgewater Savings Bank sponsors 2012 Workshop series, with speaker Atty. Michelle Beneski

Note: Because laws have changed so rapidly in the past few years, some information and figures in these articles may be dated.  However, the articles are useful to many readers to show how the law has developed recently, and for explanations of basic estate planning principles.  Current figures are available on our website.