Norfolk & Plymouth Estate and Business Planning Council

How Guardianship and Conservatorship  

Solve Real-Life Family Problems

Thursday, January 11, 2018

8:00 am to 8:30 am - Breakfast & Networking

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM  - Seminar

Lantana, 43 Scanlon Drive, Randolph, MA 02368


This event is sponsored by:

Meet Our Speakers...

Arden O'Connor, Founder, O'Conner Professional Group

Lisa Cukier, Partner, Burns & Levinson

About this presentation...

This presentation will discuss how clinicians and attorneys can navigate behavioral and other health crises to restore order and protect the interests of the whole family and family businesses.

Topics include the following:

  • Identification of behavioral and other health issues
  • Case studies illustrating possible legal and clinical interventions
  • Family intervention steps
  • Legal strategies, tools, options and solutions.

Arden O’Connor founded the O’Connor Professional Group to address the needs of families and individuals struggling with an array of behavioral health issues, including addiction, mental health disorders, eating disorders, learning, and other developmental challenges. With several relatives in recovery, Arden is passionate about helping families and individuals navigate the highly fragmented treatment system in a way that creates positive outcomes and allows families to heal.

Arden is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. She remains heavily involved in community activities, as a board member of Winsor School Corporation, Collaboration for Family Flourishing, Massachusetts Association of Mental Health, and Justice Resource Institute (former chair). Previously, she served as a board member for the Harvard Club of Boston, Victory Programs, and Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Boston. She maintains professional affiliations with the following organizations: Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises, Boston Estate Planning Council, Worthy Circles and Family Firm Institute.

Lisa Cukier is a Partner and Executive Committee member at Burns & Levinson. She concentrates her practice on all aspects of estate and trust litigation, fiduciary litigation, probate law, child custody, parentage issues and divorce, planning and litigation for blended families, adoption, guardianship and conservatorship, and elder financial exploitation and disabled person abuse matters. Recognized for her expertise and skill, Lisa serves as Private Adjudicator, Special Master, Guardian ad Litem and Mediator. She previously represented the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Mental Retardation (now Department of Developmental Services). Lisa is a frequent speaker on the topics of trust and estate litigation, fiduciary litigation, guardianship/conservatorship and family law, including sibling disputes as well as custody and divorce. She is also a regular contributor to various publications, including Boston Spirit Magazine, and a columnist for the Weston Town Crier and Wicked Local Wayland. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America© from 2010 through 2017 for Family Law and Trusts and Estates, has been recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer from 2000 through 2016, and was named a “Trailblazer” in 2017 by the National Law Journal  for her work in Divorce and family law.


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