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.

Happy Birthday Eckert Byrne!

April 1st is a special day here at Eckert Byrne LLC! On this day, in 2009, I took a leap of faith by creating this law firm. Eckert Byrne was founded with a vision to create a law firm that would serve clients holistically by focusing on creating plans that account for people’s loved ones/legacy and provide a pathway for an on-going relationship.

2022-04-07T18:52:38+00:00April 7th, 2022|Newsletter, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy Birthday Eckert Byrne!

Estate Planning for Real Estate: Don’t Forget Your Deeded Timeshares!

With our office in Cambridge, we are constantly reminded of the soaring real estate market. As I look in every direction from our Third Street office, I can see a handful of tower cranes being used in the construction of new or renovated buildings. In addition to the commercial boom, we are all very aware of the surge in residential real estate values. Many residents in and around the Boston area have owned their homes for a number of years and are witnessing value increases at unprecedented rates. For many of these homeowners, their home is one of their largest assets and they often expect to age in place. A homeowner may ask, how can I plan for passing on my legacy?

2022-03-18T16:41:16+00:00March 18th, 2022|Newsletter, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Estate Planning for Real Estate: Don’t Forget Your Deeded Timeshares!

Keep Your Digital Assets Safe and Secure with the New iPhone Legacy Contact Feature

In one of our past newsletters, we talked about the importance of keeping our digital assets safe and secure. As a firm, we’ve counseled our clients over the years to have a plan for their digital assets if incapacitated and indicate who and what their successor should have access to. I was recently reminded of our digital asset planning when I came across an article about Apple’s new Digital Legacy setting. 

2022-02-09T15:53:34+00:00February 9th, 2022|Newsletter, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Keep Your Digital Assets Safe and Secure with the New iPhone Legacy Contact Feature

Fallen Stars & Legacy

Death can be devastating, sad, and unexpected. Even if it is anticipated, the thought of knowing one will never share the same experiences with a loved one can pain the heart. A common thread found in beloved public figures when they pass, whether it be expected or unexpected, is their legacy established during life time carries on well after.

2022-03-18T16:38:03+00:00February 1st, 2022|Newsletter, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fallen Stars & Legacy

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