Shareholder Carol Cioe Klyman, a resident of Westhampton, concentrates her practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning, special needs trust planning, estate settlement, guardianships, trust and estates litigation, and MassHealth appeals. She is versed in all aspects of estate administration, including representation in the probate courts, preparation of estate tax and gift tax returns, and Internal Revenue Service estate and gift tax audits. Her work with individuals with disabilities includes collaborating with professional advisors such as accountants and other attorneys to craft estate plans targeted to the client's specific needs as well as with personal injury attorneys to structure plans for settlement proceeds and jury awards. Attorney Klyman graduated magna cum laude from Western New England College School of Law (1996) and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island (1975). She is an elected fellow of the American College of Trust and Estates Council (2010) and has been recognized as a leader in the law by selection to the Super Lawyers list (2005-2016), Top Women Attorneys (2005-2016) and The Best Lawyers in America® list (2007-2017).