ERIC D. CORREIRA, PRINCIPAL

Eric D. Correira is the principal of the firm with over eleven years experience in the areas of estate planning and administration, tax and business planning, elder law and disability planning, and trust, estate, and tax litigation.

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

He has also appeared and successfully argued several cases before the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Eric was instrumental in creating and implementing the Rhode Island Pooled Trust, the first such trust for special needs individuals in the Ocean State. In addition, one of Eric’s notable areas of expertise is planning for individuals with interests in both New England and Florida.

FULL BIO

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section, 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
  • Harvard Law School Federal Tax Clinic Pro Bono Panel, Member
  • Mansfield Rotary Club, Member
  • Mansfield Zoning Board of Appeals, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Probate Law Section, 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 Executive Committee, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Journal, Editor in Chief
  • Rhode Island Bar New Lawyers Committee, Liaison
  • Rhode Island Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce, Member

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award

PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING

  • Medicaid Crisis and Appeals, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston, MA, October, 2019
  • Medicaid Rules and Regulations, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston, MA, October, 2019
  • Multi-State Issues, Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Newton, MA, June, 2019
  • Asset Protection Planning, Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, June, 2019
  • Post-Mortem Estate Planning, Rhode Island Bar Association, Cranston, RI, April, 2019
  • Asset Protection Planning, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston, MA, March, 2019
  • 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 Association, 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

  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Tax & Business Planning
  • Elder Law & Disability Planning
  • Trust & Estate Litigation

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