David P. Wolicki, the founder of the firm, has been practicing law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island for more than 25 years. His areas of practice include business planning, general civil litigation, banking, real estate, estate planning, and probate. David has found that the diversity of his practice allows him to provide a much higher and more thoughtful level of strategic advice and planning to his clients.
David is a 1984 graduate of Tufts University, cum laude, with distinction in the History of Western Civilization, and a 1987 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Prior to founding the firm in 1996, he was associated with the Boston firms of Lyne, Woodworth & Evarts and Heller, Levin, Seksay & Ouellete, as well as the Providence firm of Tillinghast, Licht and Semonoff. He is admitted to practice in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island and is a member of the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts. David is also a real estate title agent for some of the most respected title insurers in the nation: Stewart Title Guaranty Company and WFG National Title Insurance Company. David is an active member of the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce, where he served for many years as its General Counsel as well as a member of its Board of Directors and its Executive Board. He also serves on the Canton Fall Classic Road Race Committee, helping to raise funds for the worthy causes benefitted by this event. In addition, David serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Temple Beth Abraham. Finally, David has earned the respect and confidence of his peers and his clients as evidenced by his receiving the highest rating of AV (Preeminent) from the coveted rating firm of Martindale-Hubbell, as well as his selection multiple times as: (1) a “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine, a distinction afforded to only the top 5% of attorneys in Massachusetts;and (2) a Five Star Investment Professional by QMI Research, a distinction afforded to only the top 7% of investment professionals in Massachusetts.
Sandra E. Wolicki, Probate Department Manager and CFO/CTO
Sandra E. Wolicki
Sandra E. Wolicki not only manages the firm's probate and estate planning practice but also is the firm's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technology Officer.
Sandy is a 1984 graduate of the University of Rochester, cum laude, where she majored in Economics. Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Sandy was an executive at the following prominent insurance and financial service firms: Chubb, Hanover Insurance, Fidelity Investments, State Street Global Advisors, and John Hancock. Her experience with these companies as an underwriter and a systems manager, as well as her vast contacts in these fields, make her an invaluable resource for clients of the firm.
Ellen Rappaport Tanowitz, Esq. -- Of Counsel
Ellen Rappaport Tanowitz -- Of Counsel
Ellen Rappaport Tanowitz was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1995 and the New York Bar in 1996. She is also admitted to practice in the Federal District Courts for Massachusetts, as well as the Southern and Eastern District Courts of New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with high honors in American Studies and History. She earned her law degree from Boston College Law School.
Ellen is a seasoned trial litigator with experience in the litigation departments of both large and small firms. She manages the firm's motion and trial work, handling a wide variety of civil litigation and arbitration/mediation matters, including business litigation, real estate and construction disputes, commercial collection, professional malpractice, and landlord/tenant matters. Prior to becoming associated with the firm in an of-counsel position, she was an associate with the Boston law firms of Kuzinevich & Miller, LLP and Strook & Strook & Lavan and the Framingham law firm of Rubin, Hay & Gould.
Ellen is an active member of Bet Tzedek, a program that provides pro bono legal assistance through Jewish Family and Children's Service. In addition, she is a member of the American Bar Association General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division's Books and Publication board. Ellen has authored a number of articles, including Need House Work: Tips on Choosing the Right Contractor, The Young Lawyer, September 2005; Telecommuting and the Home Office, 1 Mass. Bar. Assoc. Section Rev. 34 (2005); Same Sex Marriage -- The Massachusetts Decision, The Young Lawyer, September , 2004; Changing the Rules of Procedure: How Will Revisions Affect Your Practice?, 3 Mass. Bar Assoc. Section Rev. 48 (Spring 2001).
Warren M. (Kip) Schur, Esq. -- Of Counsel
Warren M. (Kip) Schur -- Of Counsel
Warren M. (Kip) Schur was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1977 and the Massachusetts Bar in 1980. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude, as well as his Master of Arts from the University of Michigan where he graduated with a degree in linguistics. In addition, he earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to joining the firm in an of counsel position, Kip was associated with the Boston law firms of Choate, Hall & Stewart and Heller, Levin, Seksay and Oulette, as well as the Connecticut law firm of Robinson and Cole and CIGNA Corporation.
Kip has vast experience as an estate planning and probate attorney, specializing in gift, estate, charitable, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, as well as estate administration, trust administration, and probate. In addition, Kip frequently handles tax matters for the firm's corporate and individual clients. Together with Attorney Wolicki, Kip works with a wide variety of individuals, families, and closely-held businesses. Among his many strengths is Kip's ability to work closely with clients to maximize their understanding of complex estate and tax issues and to develop plans which specifically address their individual needs. In 2000, Kip retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain after thirty years of active and reserve service to his country. In addition to his devotion to certain charitable causes, Kip volunteers a good deal of his time on behalf of his alma maters, devoting time raising funds for Harvard University, as well as serving as a long time member of the Board of the University of Michigan Club of Greater Boston.
Ann Ronald, Client Services Manager
Ann M. Ronald
In addition to acting as the lead assistant in the real estate, corporate, and estate planning/probate areas of the firm, Ann acts as an advocate for our clients ensuring that their needs are communicated and taken care of in an expeditious and sensitive manner. Besides her many years of business experience, Ann brings common sense, caring and devotion to all of the matters which she handles.
Ann is a graduate of Massasoit Community College where she received her Associates degree in Business Administration and Applied Sciences with High Honors (Phi Beta Kappa). In addition, Ann is an active member of the local community, devoting her time to countless charitable and educational causes including the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and the American Red Cross.
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