Attorney Kathryn Kochenour Acton MA

Kathryn E. Kochenour, J.D.


Kathryn E. Kochenour (“Katie”) received her B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Babson College and her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. While a student at Suffolk University Law School, Katie interned at the Massachusetts State House for the Joint Committee on Education. Prior to joining Eckel, Hoag & O’Connor, Katie was an Associate Attorney at the law firm of Bowditch & Dewey, LLP where she also worked as a Law Clerk in the Estate and Tax Planning practice area during law school.

Katie practices in all areas of estate planning, including special needs planning, elder law (including Medicaid and long-term care planning), tax, estate and trust administration, guardianships, and conservatorships.

Katie is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter (MassNAELA) and co-authored two amicus briefs on behalf of MassNAELA in the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court cases of Heyn v. Director of the Office of Medicaid, and Nadeau v. Director of the Office of Medicaid (consolidated with Daley v. Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services). These cases produced favorable results for the treatment of trusts when individuals are applying for MassHealth long-term care benefits.

Katie served on the Board of Directors for Colony Retirement Homes for many years and as Secretary, Second Vice President and on the Executive Committee of the Estate and Business Planning Council of Worcester County.  She is licensed to practice law in New Hampshire as well as in Massachusetts and is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association.

Katie resides in her hometown of Acton with her husband and their family. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling to the mountains or the ocean, cooking, and hiking.

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