Philip F. Curtin
- Adelphi University, B.A., 1970
- Union University, Albany Law School, J.D., 1973
- Admitted to practice law in NH and MA
New Hampshire Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, New Hampshire Estate Planning Council (past president), New Hampshire Bar Association’s Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate Law Section, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Lecturer: Guest speaker at various seminars and training sessions in conjunction with Elliot Hospital, the Catholic Medical Center, the Visiting Nursing Association of Manchester & Southern New Hampshire, Inc., the Moore Center and various banking institutions and insurance companies.
After law school, I worked in a very large trust department at State Street Bank and Trust in Boston. At State Street, I settled estates, prepared federal estate tax returns and monitored IRS audits. During my eight years at State Street, I learned several important things that eventually led to the creation of Curtin Law Office, and influenced both practically and philosophically, the kind of practice I wanted to create. Most significantly, it became clear to me that good planning can make almost everything so much easier down the road. A large part of my job as an estate planning attorney is helping people understand how good planning can help them now, as well as in the future.
I also know about the importance of estate planning and the many issues that can come up during almost any planning process, from my own personal experience with cancer, diagnosed and successfully treated when I was only 40. Having my affairs in order helped me focus on my healing process. This experience also had a significant impact on my career as an attorney.
During my treatment and recovery from cancer, I decided that I wanted to create and shape a professional setting where I could emphasize meeting clients’ needs.
In 1991, I founded Curtin Law Office. Since then, my practice has focused on estate and elder planning, Medicaid issues and probate administration, and I have added attorneys and staff to create a law firm with the requisite experience and expertise to concentrate on all aspects of estate planning and related legal services.
On a personal note, my wife and I have two children, Abbey who is now in college and Max who is currently in high school. My wife and I love spending time at the ocean. I am also passionate about golf, gardening and cooking.