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.
July 01, 2019 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Family Medical Leave

Notice to Massachusetts Employers

The Massachusetts Legislature and the Baker-Polito Administration have enacted legislation to delay the start of employer and employee contributions to the Paid Family and Medical Leave program (PFML) by three months to October 1, 2019.

June 21, 2019 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Long Term Care – Are the Children Responsible?

In the 17th century English law required that children support their parents when they couldn't support themselves. There are 29 states in the U.S. that have filial responsibility laws making adult children liable for long term care debt of their parents. This can come up if the parents have gone through their savings, which can happen quickly when paying for long term care. The law is on the books but rarely enforced.
June 18, 2019 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Massachusetts Paid Family Medical Leave

Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) in Massachusetts provides paid medical and family leave benefit that will be available to employees, covered, and self-employed persons. The law will be implemented in stages over the next couple of years, starting October 1st, 2019.

There has been a 3-month delay to the PFML program. This delay has moved important deadlines and contribution rates. Review to apprise yourself of these changes. Additionally, refer to to acquaint yourself with and prepare for Paid Family and Medical Leave.