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.
April 30, 2019 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Credit Terms and Your Small Business

Approximately 75% of young businesses get bank loans and business credit. The primary reason small businesses need loans is to grow their business by increasing their hiring, buying equipment and inventory, and other attendant expenses. Business credit determines whether your company can be trusted by the way it manages money. Knowing business credit terms is important to the running of small businesses. Your greater familiarity with these terms will help facilitate your getting loans.

April 25, 2019 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Social Security and You

Social Security can be a very confusing topic. There are decisions to be made and facts and figures to sort out. It is also a bit of an emotional topic for some. In this article we will address some of the potential confusion and try to add some clarification.

Applying for Social Security
There are a few different ways in which you can apply for Social Security. You can apply in person at your local Social Security office, online at, or by calling 1-800-772-1213. You can start receiving payments at 62 and can apply at 61 years and 9 months for benefits. Your age of enrollment impacts how much you receive so careful consideration is important.
April 02, 2019 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Tax-Deferred or Tax-Free?


People often get confused between tax-deferred and tax-free. They are not the same! You have to pay taxes on tax-deferred investments, but they are paid later. Tax-free investments are not taxable. The tax-deferred versus tax free question most often comes up around retirement accounts but impacts education and health savings accounts as well.