Stuart was Tax Partner for the law firm of Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting LLP for fourteen years before assuming the same role for Christopher, Hays, Wojcik & Mavricos, LLP on January 3, 2011. He was previously a Director of the law firm of Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple, P.C., for eleven years and investment tax counsel for two major insurance companies for the preceding ten years.
After graduating from Cornell University in 1965, Stuart received his Juris Doctor from Fordham University in 1968 and a Master of Laws Degree in Taxation from New York University in 1970. He then served three years as an Attorney-Advisor to the late Honorable John Kern and the late Honorable Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., both judges on the United States Tax Court. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut and the District of Columbia, as well as the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court.
His peers have elected him to membership in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. They have also recognized him as a Super Lawyer in the areas of Estate Planning & Probate, Business/Corporate and Elder Law and one of New England’s Best Lawyers in the areas of Tax Law and Trusts and Estates. He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Worcester County Bar Association. Stuart has obtained Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating for a lawyer, AV Preeminent®, as determined by his peers.
Stuart concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, elder law, business formation and succession planning and state and federal taxation.