Litigator | Mediator | Advocate | Adviser
Rebecca Neale has years of experience advocating for clients in the courtroom and the conference room, and enjoys helping people navigate some of the most difficult chapters of their lives.
Attorney Neale represents people in divorce and custody proceedings in Middlesex, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Plymouth, and Worcester counties. She has experience with financial forensics, child support, alimony, trusts and inheritances, visitation and parenting plans, Guardian ad Litems, real estate appraisals, restraining orders, domestic violence, and financial abuse.
Rebecca also drafts estate plans tailored to her clients’ diverse needs. She has experience with revocable trusts to reduce or eliminate Massachusetts estate taxes and provide for minors, guardianship nominations, irrevocable life insurance trusts (commonly referred to as “ILITs”), Qualified Terminable Interest Trusts (aka “QTIP” trusts), power of attorney, healthcare proxy, FERPA waivers, and end of life considerations.
Prior to opening her firm, Attorney Neale was a Staff Attorney at Legal Aid of Northeastern New York, where she represented and advised over 300 clients in housing proceedings, Social Security appeals, and more. She represented homeowners in nationwide class action lawsuits against banks, represented small businesses in contract disputes, and clerked for the New York Court of Appeals.
Rebecca Neale is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New York, and admitted to the Massachusetts District Court and New York’s Third Department.
Rebecca earned a B.A. from the University of Rochester, and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. At Hastings, Rebecca was a Co-Editor In Chief of the Hastings Women’s Law Journal.
Before she became a lawyer, Rebecca was a community health educator in Turkmenistan, as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and in Marin County.
What Others are Saying
Rebecca expertly guided me through the divorce process with dedication and compassion. As a highly skilled negotiator, she was able to strategize for the best possible outcome while considering multiple scenarios. Rebecca was professional, responsive and thoughtful. I was more than grateful to have her in my corner!”
Rebecca was asked to take over my custody case mid-stream and she was great. She listened to me and really heard what I was saying, set realistic expectations and explained her methods and reasoning. I was very hands-on with my case and Rebecca worked well with me. I felt very well represented both in negotiations and in the courthouse.”
I felt well-ushered throughout the project, and walked away feeling confident and covered, knowing my wishes will be well-represented when the time comes to implement [my estate plan].”