Christina Schenk-Hargrove has been an attorney in Massachusetts for 20 years. After many years practicing in a law firm in Boston, Christina now brings her skills and experience to the North Shore and Hamilton, where she lives. Her goal is to become your trusted advisor -- someone who is there to guide you, your family, and your small business through legal issues large and small.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate of BCLaw in 1999, Christina was trained at Smith, Duggan Buell & Rufo LLP as an insurance defense lawyer. Over the years, she came to represent individuals and businesses -- from large health care providers and state agencies to entrepreneurs -- in all types of civil litigation. It was a natural transition to begin counseling her clients on risk management and avoiding litigation in the first place. For businesses that includes subjects like entity formation, contract drafting and review, and for individual clients that includes estate planning and probate. She also has years of experience representing insurance companies in workers' compensation cases, and is happy to lend that expertise to those injured at work as well. Because of her background in fine arts and her interest in dog sports, she has been able to represent artists, dog trainers and breeders and understand their unique issues and challenges.
ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE
Estate planning for individuals and families with small to medium estates, including counseling, preparation of complete plans including Wills, trusts, special needs trusts, health care proxies, power of attorney, asset management, real estate titling. Also handle probate of estates, including gift tax and estate tax returns. Special arrangements for animals, including Pet Trusts.
SMALL BUSINESS AND START-UPS
Counsel small business owners and entrepreneurs on risk management and planning, including entity formation (LLC incorporation), contract drafting or review, liability waivers, trademarks, employment, information privacy, policies and procedures, real estate, and insurance issues.
LITIGATION AND WORKERS COMPENSATION
Represent injured individuals and businesses in Workers' Compensation cases at the Department of Industrial Accidents. Handle litigation in state and federal courts in contract, personal injury and employment law cases. If you were injured at work or find yourself in a dispute or already in litigation, I can guide you through litigation and settlement, or a trial if necessary.
Represent professional animal trainers, breeders, rescues and shelters. Contract drafting and review, insurance, and litigation. Waivers for dog trainers, dog daycare facilities, boarding facilities, horse trainers and riding instructors. Canine and equine contracts. Small business advising for pet professionals.
Material presented on the Christina Schenk-Hargrove website is intended for information purposes only. It is not intended as professional advice and should not be construed as such.
NEWS AND PUBLICATIONS
Instructor, Fenzi Dog Sport Academy, Pet Professionals Program, "The legal aspects of launching your business"
Starting July, 2019