Anna is an estate planning attorney with over 25 years of experience. Her decision to establish Eckert Byrne LLC stemmed from a desire to create estate plans that encompass more than just the transfer of tangible assets. Her life experience as a young widow revealed a need to pass on wisdom and values to help those left behind. She has committed more than a decade to creating a team that shares this vision.
Anna’s goal is to help her clients express their values and pass those on along with their assets with the lowest expense and tax impact possible. She was honored by Lawyers Weekly as a Top Woman of Law in Massachusetts in 2014, and was named SuperLawyer™ by Thomson Reuters from 2015 to present. In 2016, she published the book, A Widow’s Guide, to help women who have lost a spouse through their first year. In 2021, Anna published her second book, The Inheritor’s Guide: A Legal, Financial, and Emotional Guide for Adult Children Managing Their Parent’s Legacy. The Inheritor’s Guide is a manual for anyone who has lost a parent and wants to gain an understanding of the step-by-step process of transitioning wealth from one generation to the next. Anna takes on a limited number of clients per year and focuses on working with client families that are in the process of multigenerational wealth transition by helping them navigating the legal and financial issues that arise.
Fun Fact: Anna loves to spend her time in baking and in the garden – just last year she became the queen bee to a Cambridge hive of honey bees. She recently made a resolution to make something new every week. So far, she’s baked breads, made lip balm and even made a body butter!