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David Feakes

Owner/Founder

A talented attorney dedicated to helping individuals and families make the very best legal decisions, David has been practicing law in Massachusetts since 1990.  His practice focuses on estate planning, wealth transfer, and asset protection.  He develops lifelong relationships with his clients, serving as a trusted advisor to them and to their families.  David expertly guides his clients as they preserve and protect their assets, loved ones and legacies, including their intellectual, spiritual, and human assets.

David received his law degree from Suffolk University in Boston, MA and a B.B.A. in Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Following law school, David worked for eight years as an attorney with a sophisticated litigation firm in Boston.  In 1998, seeking ways to create lasting relationships with his clients and more time with his own family, David started his own law firm.  In addition to his work as a Personal Family Lawyer®, David is active in local business and community organizations.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce, Congregation Beth Elohim, and the Infant, Toddler Children’s Center in Acton, MA.  David frequently speaks on family, wealth and estate planning topics to schools and community groups.

Most importantly, David is a husband and a dad.  He and his wife, Paula, are the proud parents of two daughters, Hannah and Sadie.  Because David has planned for and protected his own family, he can offer his unique insight and perspective to his clients as they do the same for their families.

 

Emily Spector

Attorney

Emily joined the firm in 2019, having been drawn to its mission. She is passionate about working with her clients to put together the puzzle pieces of an estate plan, to help them achieve the peace of mind of protecting their families. Emily aims to use her skills and experience to make the future a little clearer and a little more manageable. As a parent of a young child, she is able to relate to her clients on a more personal level, empathizing with their needs and concerns.

Emily received her J.D. in 2009 from New England Law, where she attended school at night, while also working full time, and her B.A. from American University. She has been practicing exclusively in Trusts and Estates since graduating from law school, and brings extensive knowledge of estate planning and trust and probate administration to the firm.

Emily lives in Sudbury with her husband and son. In her spare time (if she can find any,) she enjoys cooking, photography, and finding new binge-worthy television shows. Emily is happiest when she is near the ocean.

 

Tim Rennie

Attorney

Tim joined the firm in December 2020. As someone who understands that family is everything, Tim identifies with the heart of the firm’s mission: helping parents protect their kids from any threat.

After graduating from George Washington University in 2013, Tim began his career working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. His time as staff assistant to the deputy press secretary in a U.S. senator’s office, fueled his passion to help individuals, groups, and communities and to further the public good.

In May 2020, Tim graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School. As a student at Suffolk, he was a member of the Suffolk Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy and served as the journal’s president in his final year of law school. Tim also worked as a teaching assistant for the school’s legal writing program during his second and third year. Throughout his time at Suffolk, Tim held legal internships in both the public and private sectors.

Tim enjoys running, golfing, supporting Boston-area sports teams, and reading historical and political biographies in his spare time. Tim loves spending time with family and friends while savoring good food (hence, the running).

 

Paula Feakes

Director of Marketing and Client Services

Paula Feakes (yes, David’s wife of 25 years) joined the firm in January 2008 as Client Services Director after being “at home” with their two daughters for five years.  Throughout the years, her role has changed and she now proudly holds the following titles:  Client Services and Marketing Director and Firm Administrator!

Paula formerly worked in Boston as a Senior Recruiter for Hollister Associates where she developed, maintained, and serviced major clients, which included some of the largest financial, high-tech and legal firms in Boston.

In her spare time, Paula enjoys gardening and photography.  Paula and David live in Stow with their two daughters, Hannah and Sadie, and their yellow lab, Daisy.

 

Kelly Broadbent

Client Concierge/Office Manager

Kelly joined the firm in 2020 as our Client Concierge/Office Manager.

In addition to her many years of experience in customer service, she also has an extensive background in office management.

Kelly grew up in Tewksbury and married her high school sweetheart. She has two children. Her daughter is living in New York City as a makeup artist and her son is a senior in high school.

She enjoys spending her free time visiting her daughter, shopping, traveling, hosting parties, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Lori Darling

Client Services Coordinator

Lori joined the Team in October 2017 as the Firm’s Client Services Coordinator. She looks forward to welcoming you to our firm and helping to address your family’s individual needs. Prior to joining us, Lori spent 13 years organizing client events as a Sales Coordinator at a local hotel and nearby lakefront banquet facility.

Lori received a Bachelor’s in Communications and Spanish from SUNY Cortland, and thoroughly enjoyed a Study Abroad experience in Salamanca Spain as well as additional travels throughout Europe.

She lives in Boxborough with her husband, two young sons, and two fluffy cats. In her free time, Lori loves family hikes, music and live concerts, traveling, cooking and baking, and time with friends and family.

 

Jessica Guarino

Legal Assistant/Funding Coordinator

Jessica joined our team in June 2018 as the Firm’s Legal Assistant and Funding Coordinator. She is committed to ensuring that your planning experience is pleasant and stress-free.

Jessica received a Bachelor’s in Legal Studies from Becker College, and has over 20 years of experience as a Legal Assistant, predominantly in the family law sector. Jessica grew up in Worcester, and now lives in Leominster with her husband, their three children, a dog and two cats.

In her free time, Jessica loves to read, travel, attend live performances, spend time with friends and family, and is a dedicated volunteer for The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.