Freya Allen Shoffner, Esq.Principal Attorney, Shoffner & Associates
Freya Allen Shoffner offers practical, effective solutions for businesses, families and individuals on a wide variety of legal matters. Freya has strong experience in the areas of business and corporate law, tax, estate and long-term planning, probate, litigation, bankruptcy, real estate, and traditional and alternative family matters. She helps both for-profit and non-profit businesses in many industries including medical, retail, hospitality, real estate and technology.
Before opening Shoffner & Associates in 2000, Freya joined Boston's Lavien & Tveekrem as a law clerk in 1991. In 1994, Freya became a named partner in the firm Lavien, Tveekrem & Shoffner. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Freya purchased and operated several successful businesses in Massachusetts. As a result, she has an intimate and unique knowledge of every aspect regarding small-business management.
Committed to the communities in which she lives and works, Freya was an active member of the Newbury Street League Board of Directors from 2002 through 2007. During that time, she was a co-chair for the League's annual Gala Committee. Freya has a long history of volunteer work including many roles for the First Congregational Church of Marshfield. She served the church's Board of Trustees from 1995-through 2001. Also during that time, she chaired the endowment, constitution, church fair and audit committees. Additionally, Freya volunteered her time to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Freya was a volunteer chairperson teaching a course at Suffolk University Law School's Advanced Legal Studies entitled, "Business Planning: Starting and Succeeding in Your Own Practice", and she was a recent panel member on the Advanced Legal Studies Series, "Jumpstarting Your Practice: From Backpack to Briefcase." She was a member of Northeastern University's Curriculum Committee for the University's Master of Science for Nonprofit Management program. She has spoken for organizations including the Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers, Mount Holyoke College, and the American Orthodontic Society.
Freya is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and serves as an Alumnae Admissions Representative for the school. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Suffolk University School of Law in 1992. She is admitted to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Appeals Court (1st Circuit), the United States Tax Court, and the United States Bankruptcy Court District of Massachusetts.