Attorney Thom Morin is a graduate of Colgate University and the New England School of Law, Boston. Thom focuses his legal practice on Estate Planning, Probate Administration, Business Organization and Municipal Law.
During law school, Thom interned at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, assisting the General Counsel with a variety of complex legal and administrative matters. Soon after his admission to the Massachusetts bar, Thom began working for Casey Law Offices, P.C. in Attleboro, Massachusetts.
While at Casey Law, Thom counseled clients on a variety of legal fields, including land use and development, employment matters, corporate and business organization and probate law. He also represented clients in various civil litigation matters, including cases in District and Superior Court and the Department of Unemployment Assistance.
An active member of the local community, Thom currently serves on the Attleboro Planning Board, the muncipal body responsible for administrering local and state subdividion control law. In 2015, Thom was appointed to represent the Attleboro District Court on the Attleboro Foundation Trust, a charitable organization dedicated to improving the City of Attleboro. He is also a past President of the Attleboro Area Bar Association, a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Colgate University Lawyers Association as well as the Massachusetts Bar Association Mock Trial Program.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Thom currently lives in Attleboro with his wife and two young sons.
Primary Areas of Practice
Everyone has an estate, granted some are larger than others, but an estate plan lets you decide who receives your assets after you’re gone. However, a well-designed estate plan offers more than just deciding who gets what, such as providing for family members with special needs and deciding who raises your children should something happen to you. A typical estate plan consists of a Will/Trust, Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy. Remember, without an estate plan in place, your assets will be distributed according to the intestacy laws of Massachusetts, a situation which is easily avoided.
Probating an Estate
Probate is the legal process for transferring an individual’s estate upon his or her death. If probate is necessary, it may involve authenticating a decedent’s Last Will and Testament (if they had one), locating and determining the value of the estate’s assets, paying final bills and taxes and distributing the remainder of the estate to the rightful people and/or organizations. If a friend or family member has passed away and you are designated as the estate’s Executor or Personal Representative, be aware that understanding the probate process can be difficult. There are complex codes and forms that will be involved, and mistakes can be costly. Anyone in such a situation should consider speaking with an experienced attorney.
Business Planning and Organization
Starting your own business is a life-changing experience, and it begins with choosing the correct business structure. There are several options to choose from under Massachusetts law: C corporations, S corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs), sole proprietorships or a partnership. There are advantages and disadvantages to each however, including tax implications, so it’s best to seek legal advice before starting out.