ERIC D. CORREIRA

Eric D. Correira is a partner in the firm concentrating in the areas of estate tax planning, business planning, and trust, estate, and tax litigation.

Attorney Correira has authored chapters for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc. (MCLE)’s New England Law Practice Collection. He has had articles published on a variety of estate planning topics in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly and the Rhode Island Bar Journal. Attorney Correira is a lecturer on estate planning and asset protection for the National Business Institute.

Recently, he completed a major conservation easement project in Rhode Island, involving the protection of shoreline and abutting farm and wildland acreage. He has also appeared and successfully argued several cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Attorney Correira was instrumental in creating and implementing the Rhode Island Pooled Trust, the first and only such trust for special needs individuals in the Ocean State. The Rhode Island Pooled Trust allows individuals and their families to set aside assets without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits, and is administered by a non-profit organization.

FULL BIO

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Bristol County Bar Association, Member
  • Bristol County Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Collier County (Naples) Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • Fall River Bar Association, Member
  • Fall River/Bristol County Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Harvard Law School Federal Tax Clinic Pro Bono Panel, Member
  • Mansfield Rotary Club, Member
  • Mansfield Zoning Board of Appeals, Alternate Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Young Lawyers Division, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter, Member
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Rhode Island Chapter, Member
  • Newport County Bar Association, Member
  • Norfolk and Plymouth Estate and Business Planning Council, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Annual Meeting Committee, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar CLE Committee, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Journal Editorial Board, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar New Lawyers Committee, Member
  • Rhode Island Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce, Member

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award

PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING

  • The Trust Planning Playbook, Rhode Island Bar Association, Cranston, RI, May, 2018
  • Probate Litigation, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston, MA, April, 2017
  • Special Clauses in Irrevocable Trusts, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston, MA, February, 2017
  • Creative Uses for Marital Deduction and Credit Shelter Planning, Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, June, 2016
  • Establishing and Protecting the Attorney-Client Relationship in Trust Matters, Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, June, 2016
  • Trials and Tribulations of the MUPC and MUTC, Massachusetts Bar Assoication, Boston, MA, May, 2016
  • "Estate Planning for International Family and Property," Rhode Island Bar Journal, May/June, 2016
  • Medicaid Trusts and MassHealth Administrative Appeals, Massachusetts Bar Association Probate Law Conference, Randolph, MA, November, 2015
  • Estate Planning for Florida Snowbirds, Norfolk and Plymouth Estate and Business Planning Council, Randolph, MA, September, 2014
  • Helping Clients Through a Pooled Trust, Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, June, 2014
  • Estate Planning for Florida Snowbirds, Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, June, 2014
  • Informed Consent in Adults with Autism: Ethical and Legal Considerations in the United States," International Society for Autism Research, May, 2014
  • You're a Lawyer . . . Can I Ask You a Question?, Rhode Island Bar Association, Providence, RI, April, 2014
  • "Estate Planning for Florida Snowbirds," Rhode Island Bar Journal, November/December, 2013
  • Elder Law Discussion, Community VNA, June, 2013
  • "Establishing and Protecting the Attorney-Client Relationship in Trust Matters," Rhode Island Bar Journal, November/December, 2012
  • "Why Rhode Island Needs Default Surrogate Consent Statutes," Rhode Island Bar Journal, March/April, 2012
  • "Asset Protection Trusts," A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Rhode Island, MCLE, January, 2012
  • "Will Construction," A Practical Guide to Probate in Rhode Island, MCLE, March, 2011
  • "Estate Taxes: The Clock is Ticking and Time is Running Out," Lawyers Weekly, November, 2010

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Tax Litigation
  • Tax & Business Planning
  • Estate Planning & Administration

EDUCATION

  • Villanova University School of Law, JD
  • Villanova University School of Law, LLM
  • The George Washington University, BA

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. Tax Court