Michael A. Bass, Esq.
MICHAEL A. BASS is the Managing Partner at Bass, Doherty and Finks, P.C.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Vermont and the New England School of Law. He holds an LL.M degree in Taxation from the Graduate Tax Program at Boston University School of Law. He is admitted to the Massachusetts, Florida and New Hampshire Bars and is licensed to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Michael represents successful individuals, families and closely-held businesses in the areas of sophisticated estate planning, business succession, tax law, planned charitable giving and trust and probate administration. In addition, he provides guidance and counsel to clients with their real estate ventures and business transactions. As a trusted advisor he is frequently called upon to serve as Executor or Trustee to oversee the administration of complex probate estates and trusts, including those holding significant business, real estate and financial assets.
Michael is actively involved with the Boston Estate Planning Council where he served on the Board of Directors for many years. He currently sits on the Boards of several public and private charitable organizations which are committed to benefiting medical research, the arts and overall community well being.
Michael is a frequent lecturer on a variety of Estate Planning and Business Planning topics for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and for other professional organizations.
Michael has been awarded the Accredited Estate Planner (“AEP”) designation by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils which recognizes estate planning professionals who meet special requirements of education, experience, knowledge, professional reputation, and character. For three consecutive years Michael was named by Worth magazine to its list of the 100 Top Attorneys in the United States who advise affluent clients.