About Audrey Gardner

Audrey serves as the Operations Manager at Eckert Byrne LLC. She can be reached to coordinate meetings and is available to answer any questions and calls related to your initial consultation or design meeting. It is her utmost priority to make sure that clients are well taken care of throughout their entire estate planning process.

Gifts That Cost Nothing

2021 is finally approaching its end and while life hasn’t necessarily returned to a state of normalcy (and it seems abnormal may be the new normal), there remains plenty to be grateful for. At our firm, 2021 has been a year of transitions for us.

2021-12-20T15:21:51+00:00December 20th, 2021|Newsletter, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gifts That Cost Nothing

End-of-Year Giving

As Thanksgiving approaches, this is the time I begin to reflect on the year and remember the bad and the good (I try to focus on the good!). As I think about my life, I know I have been enormously blessed. I am healthy, lucky to live in a beautiful city, and grateful to have had the opportunity to use my talents that allow me to help others and provide for my family.   

2021-12-15T18:27:40+00:00November 18th, 2021|Newsletter, Uncategorized|Comments Off on End-of-Year Giving

2021 Massachusetts SuperLawyer and Rising Star!

2021 Massachusetts SuperLawyer and Rising Star! Thank you to all our friends and colleagues. Anna Byrne has the honor of being listed as a SuperLawyer in Massachusetts and Eileen M. Curtin is a Rising Star! It's been an honor and a privilege to share the list with so many esteemed attorneys who we [...]

2021-12-15T18:28:42+00:00November 1st, 2021|Newsletter, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2021 Massachusetts SuperLawyer and Rising Star!

The Importance of Updating Your Beneficiaries

As we approach the end of Daylight Saving Time, I am reminded how precious time is. It’s typically during this season that I tend to look back over my year and wonder if I made the most of the extra daylight hours. Daylight Savings can be such a ritualistic event: we are reminded to change our smoke detector’s batteries, update our passwords, or use this event as a trigger for other annual check-ups. One important exercise is to...

2021-12-15T18:29:04+00:00October 29th, 2021|Newsletter, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Importance of Updating Your Beneficiaries

A Warm Welcome and A Sad Farewell

The changing seasons are also bringing exciting transformations to Eckert Byrne. We are thrilled to announce the addition of Attorney Timothy R. Weeks, J.D., LL.M (Taxation) to our estate planning team on October 1st! Tim has experience with high-net-worth families in crafting estate plans that meet each family’s goals, including drafting planning documents, gifting trusts, business succession, and special needs planning.

2021-12-15T18:29:49+00:00September 22nd, 2021|Newsletter, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Warm Welcome and A Sad Farewell

Digitizing Your Assets

Natural disasters seem to occur more frequently now more than ever, so I thought it might be a good time for us to secure the things we hold precious and in physical form. Photos, passports, family stories and mementos, social security cards, tax records, estate planning binders, and so on. But, how do we store them? One idea is to digitize these items and scan them so they can be stored as digital assets.

2021-12-15T18:29:31+00:00September 8th, 2021|Newsletter, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Digitizing Your Assets

A Warm Welcome

Incredibly, we are more than halfway through the year 2021. As the summer boils on and Cambridge continues to reopen, we hope you are all staying cool and refreshed, while still enjoying the bounties a New England summer has to offer. We are eager to continue cautiously returning to the office and, with the return to our home away from home, we are also thrilled to announce another new addition to our Estate Planning/Administrative team.

2021-12-15T18:30:04+00:00August 10th, 2021|Newsletter, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Warm Welcome

Anna Byrne Featured on “Hey Boomer”

Anna Byrne was recently a featured guest on the “Hey Boomer” podcast to discuss her new book, The Inheritor’s Guide: A Legal, Financial, and Emotional Guide for Adult Children Managing Their Parent’s Legacy.

2021-12-15T19:14:17+00:00August 9th, 2021|Newsletter|Comments Off on Anna Byrne Featured on “Hey Boomer”

Schedule Your Family Legacy Meeting Today!

As we emerge from the pandemic, we are slowly welcoming back clients into our office. This is allowing us to conduct more in-person meetings and schedule what may be one of our most important services: the Family Legacy Meeting. Never has it felt so satisfying to connect with other members of our community and we hope to take full advantage of this newly regained privilege.

2021-12-15T19:14:34+00:00July 20th, 2021|Newsletter, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Schedule Your Family Legacy Meeting Today!