Shabnam Mashmasarmi is the owner and founder of Mashmasarmi Law, P.C., a Massachusetts based law firm with offices in New York and Florida, specializing in the areas of Bankruptcy, Business Formation, Estate Planning and Real Estate. Therefore, Since 2014, Shabnam has consistently been recognized as a “Rising Star” in the legal community as published in Boston Magazine and New England Super Lawyers.
Mashmasarmi Law can assist your business at each stage of its development, from initial start-up, to managing…
In other words Mashmasarmi Law is experienced in the areas of real estate transactions, title insurance, 1031 exchanges, lending…
Mashmasarmi Law provides guidance and assistance in preparing Last Will and Testament and Trust Documents…
Mashmasarmi Law can assist you in reviewing your financial affairs to see if a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 is right for you…
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
Suffolk University Law School, Juris Doctate 2009
Boston College – B.A. 2006
HONORS AND AWARDS
“Rising Star,” as Published Annually in Boston Magazine and New England Super Lawyers, 2014 – 2015
Distinguished Oral Advocate -Suffolk University Law School
Boston Bar Association, Member
Public Interest Leadership Program, Member
National Bar Association, Region I
Massachusetts Black Women Attorney Organization, Director
Massachusetts Black Law Association, Member
PRO BONO ACTIVITIES
Children of Hope for Haiti, Director
Volunteer Lawyers Project
It’s never too early to start planning your estate. If your married, have children, have assets, or in an unconventional relationship then don’t wait.
Everyone needs estate planning. If your under 18, then most likely you will be protected by your parent’s estate plan.
Absolutely not. There are non-monetary reasons to have an estate plan: 1) If you have children or pets, your plan will appoint guardians, 2) A plan lay out healthcare decisions and manage your day to day business, and 3) If you have anything of emotional value, you can outline what your wishes are. Of course there are many other reasons, don’t wait until it’s too late.
It depends. Choosing the best entity for you will depend primarily on liability, taxation and record- keeping. The most common business organizations are sole proprietorship, corporation, limited liability company and partnership. It’s best to match your goals with what the entity has to offer for protection.
We often looks for alternatives before deciding to file a Ch. 7. It is a serious legal action and can lead to losing property, cash and/or other assets, not to forget its a major hit on your credit. However, if you are facing never ending debt despite your best efforts and have no other options, bankruptcy may be an option to consider. A chapter 7 stays on your credit report for 10 years from the filing date.
FROM OUR BLOG
DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY IF I AM A BUYER?
I highly recommend you retain an attorney regardless of what part of a real estate transaction you are involved in. With real estate, there’s much at stake. Here are a few examples of why you need an attorney.
Thinking of Buying or Selling Probate Property?
I have been approached time and time again regarding the purchase or sale of probate property. Usually you are selling for a small profit or purchasing at a great deal. Here is what you need to know to decide whether or not you want to move forward.
What is Lender/Mortgage Title Insurance and Owner Title Insurance? Do I need it?
The quick answer is title insurance is a form of insurance meant to protect the holder from any financial loss incurred from defects in a title to a property.