Mary Clements Pajak

Mary Clements Pajak

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Tax Law
  • Maine, Massachusetts
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Summary

Mary Clements Pajak, Esq., has over 20 years of experience. She began her legal career clerking for the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. She then practiced law for many years in the Private Client Department at Palmer & Dodge LLP (now Locke Lord Edwards LLP), a large (originally Boston-based) law firm concentrating in estate and trust planning and administration. From there she became the Northeast Regional Manager of the Estate Settlement Department and served as Vice President at Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Company (now BNY Mellon). Attorney Pajak then practiced law with Mofenson Law Offices in Newton, Massachusetts. Later, she was a Founding partner of the law firm of McWalter Pajak LLP in Concord, Massachusetts. In 2004, Attorney Pajak moved her firm back to Newton establishing Clements Pajak LLC. Attorney Pajak’s practice is now concentrated in estate and trust planning and administration, advising clients regarding their wealth transfer options and wishes, helping clients through probate and estate tax return preparation, advising clients with respect to related tax matters, and pre- and post- nuptial agreements. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts (ALB) degree, cum laude from Boston College Law School with a Juris Doctorate (JD), and most recently achieved a Masters of Law in Taxation (LL.M.) at Boston University Law School. Attorney Pajak was a Lecturer in Law at New England Law/Boston where she taught Wills, Estates and Trusts Law and a Guest Lecturer at Boston College Law School with respect to estate planning and administration. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts (1991), Maine (1991), the United States Tax Court (2004) and the United States Supreme Court (2012). She is a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council, the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association and the Maine Bar Association. She has been honored to be named

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Tax Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate & Trust Litigation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maine
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Massachusetts
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U.S. Supreme Court
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U.S. Tax Court
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner, Trusts and Estate Group
Pierce Atwood LLP
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Principal
Clements Pajak LLC
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Associate
Mofenson & Nicoletti
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Vice President, NE Regional Manager, Trusts and Estates
Boston Safe Deposit & Trust (now BNY Mellon)
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Associate
Palmer and Dodge (now Locke Lord)
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Law Clerk
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
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Education
Boston University School of Law
LL.M.
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Harvard University
A.L.B.
Honors: cum laude; Dean's List
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Boston College Law School
J.D.
Honors: cum laude
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Awards
Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts
Boston Magazine
Awarded from 2013-2015
Massachusetts Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Awarded from 2005-2014
Certificate of Appreciation
The Second Step, Inc.
Professional Associations
Massachusetts State Bar
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Maine Bar Association
Member
Current
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Boston Estate Planning Council
Current
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Boston Bar Association
Member
Current
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Massachusetts Bar Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Counseling Fiduciaries to Avoid Beneficiary Complaints
The Practical Lawyer
Fun with IRC 2013
Websites & Blogs
Website
Pierce Atwood Website
Contact & Map
Pierce Atwood LLP
100 Summer St., 22nd Floor
Pierce Atwood LLP
Boston, MA 02110
Telephone: (617) 488-8100
Fax: (617) 824-2020