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David Feakes


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.


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.


Emily Spector


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.


Lisa Patel

Office Assistant/Receptionist

Lisa joined the team in October 2019, as the firm’s office assistant and receptionist. She is your first point of contact when reaching out to our office and is happy to connect you with the right team member to address your inquiry. Lisa spent many years in customer service within the medical field before coming to The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm. She grew up in New Jersey, and relocated to Massachusetts from Long Island in 2014, where she now lives in Littleton with her husband and their two young daughters. In her free time, Lisa likes to bake, craft, and spend time with her daughters and friends and family.


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.

She lives in Acton with her husband, two young sons, and goldfish. 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.


Meghan Beaulieu

Marketing/Outreach Coordinator

Meghan joined the firm in March 2016. She is our office’s community ambassador and is eager to introduce you to the estate planning process.

Meghan has a background in development, marketing and communications for nonprofits.  She formerly worked in Boston as the Director of External Affairs for Crittenton Women’s Union, supporting women as they learned to navigate life’s challenges and planned ahead for their families’ best futures.

Meghan received a Bachelor’s in Communication from William Paterson University. She lives in Harvard with her husband and their two cats. In her spare time, she is a skater and board member for a local roller derby league.