Firm Overview

Barbara S. Accetta is a solo practitioner who has concentrated on estate planning, probate, trust administration, individual and business tax planning and returns, business transactions and charitable organizations for more than 20 years. She began her tax career in the Tax Department of Touche Ross and later became legal counsel in the Rulings and Regulations Department of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, writing laws, rulings and regulations. In the early 1990′s Barbara Accetta opened her solo practice in Newton, and later moved the practice to its current location in Westwood, Massachusetts.

Barbara Accetta’s estate clients include individuals, traditional and non-traditional families, small and closely-held businesses, elderly clients, children with special needs, artists, authors, entrepreneurs, teachers, doctors, lawyers and business executives, whose assets range from modest to high net worth.   She also works with nonprofit organizations, including healthcare systems, and hospitals, business corporations, condominiums, trusts and partnerships

Barbara works closely with clients to address their personal, financial and business goals in a tax-sensitive manner and then prepares the necessary documents, such as estate plans, trusts, corporations, partnerships, contracts, etc. which will implement the client’s goals.   Barbara also probates estates, administers trusts, and prepares gift, estate tax returns, individual, corporate, partnership, fiduciary, and charitable tax returns.  If requested by clients Barbara will serve as the personal representative (formerly known as executor) and/or trustee.

Barbara Accetta attended Boston University where she received a B.A. cum laude in Political Science.  She graduated from the Antioch New England with a masters degree in education.  In 1983, she graduated from Suffolk University Law of School with honors.  Barbara Accetta is a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Norfolk Bar Association, as well as many other professional organizations.

The office represents clients throughout Massachusetts and in every county of Massachusetts including Norfolk County, Suffolk County, Worcester County, Bristol County, Middlesex County, Plymouth County, Hamden County, Essex County and Barnstable County.

The law office is located in Walpole, MA and serves the Greater Boston & MetroWest region and the neighboring towns of Dedham, Norwood, Franklin, Medway, Millis, Medfield, Walpole, Westwood, Sharon, Easton, Canton, Foxborough, Wrentham, Easton, Mansfield, Needham, Newton, Belmont, Waltham, Wellesley, Lexington, Concord, Acton, Sudbury, Melrose, Wakefield, Medfield, Lawrence, Middleton,Taunton and Worcester.