Counselors to Small Business

and Families

Welcome to Shoffner & Associates
Shoffner & Associates provides a wonderful thing for Boston. That is — excellent legal representation.

After ten years of owning and operating her own company, Freya Shoffner gave up her search for a good lawyer for her small business and her family. She went to law school with the goal of building a law firm that could take care of a small business' every legal need. She also wanted that firm to give all types of families the best representation possible.

Shoffner & Associates advises small start-up businesses in business planning, entity selection, and other formation issues. They help their established business clients with business litigation, tax, trademark and copyright advice, and they provide outstanding support in succession planning, estate planning, business transfers and sales, and dissolution.

Now, more than ever, your company and your family need the help of experienced lawyers who know how to get the job done the right way — the first time.

Don't wait. Call us.

(617) 369-0111
how we can help

Starting Your Business

Is starting your own business right for
you? Are you ready?

Business Planning Entity Selection Financing your business
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Running Your Business

inuous improvement designed to
lead to continuous profit.

Taxes Contracts Business litigation
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The Finish Line

Let's look at some steps that you and
your professionals can take.

succession planning the exit strategy buy/sell agreements
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Shoffner & Associates Contact

800 Boylston Street, Suite 1600, Boston, MA 02199-8034
210 Washington Street, Woburn MA

(617) 369-0111
(617) 369-1990

Office Hours

Monday: 10:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:30am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:30am - 6:00pm

Also available by appointment.
January 17, 2020 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Canceling a Credit Card

If you are going to cancel a credit card, do it wisely. Closing a credit card can impact your credit scores but it doesn't have to.

The standard advice is to leave credit card accounts open. That being said, there are reasons you may want to close your cards. It is prudent to close joint credit card accounts during a separation or divorce. This protects you from liability for charges made by your former spouse. On joint accounts the lender will hold ...
January 15, 2020 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

IRS helps workers, businesses with new Gig Economy Tax Center

Gig Economy Tax Center

What is the Gig Economy?

The gig economy—also called sharing economy or access economy—is activity where people earn income providing on-demand work, services or goods. Often, it's through a digital platform like an app or website.

Gig Economy Income is Taxable

January 08, 2020 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Estate and Other Tax Changes for 2020


There will be changes to tax exclusions and deductions in 2020. The estate tax exclusion will go up $180,000 to $11.58 million. Individual estates worth up to $11.58 million will not be subject to federal or gift taxes. Estates for married couples will not be subject to federal or gift taxes if they don't exceed $23.16 million.

Gift tax exclusions will remain at $15,000.