About Us

Firm:

The Law Offices of Kathleen Fowler, LLC understands that it can be easy to miss important opportunities to plan and protect yourself when you become overwhelmed by challenges. That is why we work with you to create a plan for your family, health care, or business - a plan that always aims to preserve your hard-earned assets. We help you make estate planning decisions based on knowledge, not fear.

The Law Offices of Kathleen Fowler, LLC has invaluable insights into important matters such as state and federal tax implications of gifting and re-titling assets and estate tax law changes, planning for long-term care and Medicaid eligibility, probate avoidance, and the integration of life insurance into an estate plan. Our firm uses this knowledge to provide you with a comprehensive education on these topics and more; knowing that the more you know about your options, the better the decisions you will make.

Attorneys:

 

Our attorneys believe that estate and tax planning involves lifetime planning that touches many aspects of our clients’ lives and assets. The Law Offices of Kathleen Fowler, LLC works diligently to keep abreast of changes in the law that may offer new challenges and opportunities in estate planning. We communicate them openly and honestly to you, so you can understand how much we value you as our clients and the relationships we build with you, which often carry on from generation to the next. Our primary goal is to build a long-term relationship based on trust. This open and honest communication ensures the success of the best custom plan.

Kathleen Fowler, Esq.

Kathleen Fowler

Location:  Dennis, Massachusetts, Wellesley, Massachusetts and Venice, Florida
Phone:  (508) 385-6263 or (888) 601-9071
Fax:  (508) 385-6254
Email:  Click here

Kathleen Fowler, Esq., earned her law degree from New England School of Law in 1985, and received the Jurisprudence award in Business Taxation. Attorney Fowler began her practice of law with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, auditing estate tax and fiduciary income tax returns. While there, she designed the Fiduciary Income Tax Form in use today. Prior to opening her own firm in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Attorney Fowler counseled clients in estate planning and complex business succession strategies as a member of a Quincy-based financial planning firm. In 1991, she founded the Wellesley, Massachusetts Law Firm and soon after opened her office on Cape Cod. She specializes in estate planning, estate tax reduction techniques, asset shielding, business law, income tax planning, charitable giving techniques and probate avoidance. She lives in Dennis with her husband, Neal Fowler, who is an avid sailor. They have two sons, Andrew Fowler, who received his degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology, and Nicholas Fowler, who is attending UMass Dartmouth studying for a degree in History.

After being sworn in as a Florida Attorney in 2012, Kathleen Fowler has conducted her Florida practice in her Venetia Bay Boulevard office.  Attorney Fowler makes frequent trips to the Venice office to serve our office's Florida clients.  Every month, Attorney Fowler will be available to meet with you in the Venice office.  She looks forward to meeting you.

Margaret Patterson, Esq.

Margaret Patterson

Location:  Dennis, Massachusetts, Wellesley, Massachusetts and Venice, Florida
Phone:  (508) 385-6263 or (888) 601-9071
Fax:  (508) 385-6254
Email:  Click here

Margaret Patterson, Esq., is a 2010 graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Prior to joining this office, Attorney Patterson practiced law in New Mexico, Washington D.C., the Navajo Nation, and on Cape Cod. Her work included writing wills under the American Indian Probate Reform Act, maximizing Social Security and other public benefits, and drafting international agreements. In a past life, she was a ski instructor, white-water raft guide, gymnastics coach, and experiential educator.  She now resides in Harwich with her Navajo mutt, Moe, who is an avid hunter.

Staff

William Lord, Head of Estate Administration

Bill is a graduate of American International College, is an Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.  For most of his professional career, he was a senior officer in the Investment Management Group at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in Springfield, Mass., where he was responsible for investing and managing investment securities for the company’s largest portfolios and clients. Bill and his wife, Linda, a well-known local jewelry designer, relocated to Cape Cod in 1999. His extensive business experience lends itself to the needs of our clients, their families and the firm in his primary role of estate administrator.

Pauline Brazelton, Estate Administration Assistant

Polly works closely with Bill in handling our firm’s estate matters. She started with our firm in May 2016 part-time after retiring in 2015. Polly’s work life started at J. P. Morgan in New York City, where she spent thirteen years working as a loan officer and fixed income salesperson. In 1989 she abandoned the city life for Sun Valley, Idaho, where she spent eight years with her husband and two children. Her last job was Controller for Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, a premier landscape design firm in Cambridge and NYC. Outside the office, Polly spends her time playing tennis and taking care of her two dogs.   

Ruth D. French, Legal Assistant

Ruth joined our staff as a part-time Legal Assistant in March of 2008. Ruth has a background in customer service and her primary role is to provide general office support and assistance to the Attorneys and other office personnel. She lives in Hyannis with her husband, George and lovable rescue dog Emmylou. Ruth has two children and two grandchildren.

Nicholas Fowler, Legal Assistant

Nick has been part of the office staff for the last five years. He is currently attending UMass Dartmouth where he is finishing his degree in History, and works part time in the office. Nick provides general office assistance to the Attorneys and other office personnel. Nick has lived in Dennis for the last two decades and in his spare time enjoys reading and spending time with his feline companions.

Abbigail E. Santos, Legal Assistant

Abbi joined our staff in August 2016 with a background in office management from a well-known local Chiropractic office. She is finishing her degree in Criminal Justice at Curry College and then will continue on her path to law school.  She provides assistance to the Attorneys and other office personnel, aids clients with retitling their assets into their trusts and oversees billing and workflow. As a born and raised Cape Codder, Abbi enjoys being outdoors, going to the gym and spending quality time with her dogs and cat in South Yarmouth. 

To discuss all your legal options, and the type of services The Law Offices of Kathleen Fowler, LLC can provide, please contact our office at 508-385-6263 for your FREE consultation.