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Barry Gordon, Gordon Mond & Ott

Does Your Legacy Deserve the Services of a Craftsman?

Sometimes it just makes sense to share what others have written. A colleague of mine, Jesse Bateman, who is director of Financial Services at NFP Thorbahn, sent along an article that explains in a very logical fashion why some people are technicians and some are crafts people.

You can go online and find Legalzoom© and many other services like it, which provide fill-in forms for estate planning and other legal needs. You can drive to Staples© or another superstore and buy forms for the same purpose. These represent examples of what I call “technicians.”

Our office drafts legal documents of various types every day. We often call many of these forms “standard” forms. The truth is that nothing we draft is standard or off the rack. Each form is tailored to fit the specific needs of the client and the client’s family and business. We listen, ask questions, draft, redraft, explain … and then when the fit is perfect the document gets signed and goes out the door.

We like to think of ourselves as craftsmen and not merely technicians.

If you would like a free copy of the article, The Seven Biggest Mistakes in Estate Planning, please send me an Email bgordon@gmo-law.com, and I will be happy to forward it. Read it and call us if you have questions.

We are the craftspeople at Gordon, Mond & Ott, P.C.


Barry Gordon

Gordon, Mond & Ott

(617) 786-0800.