Marla B. Matthews Joins Cleveland, Waters and Bass

Concord, NH – January 15, 2014 – Cleveland, Waters and Bass, P.A., today announces that Marla B. Matthews will join the firm on February 1, 2014, as a member of its Trust and Estates Practice Area.

Marla represents clients in matters of preservation and transfer of wealth, gift and estate tax planning, special needs trust planning, estate and trust administration, and public benefits planning. In addition to estate planning, Marla represents clients in the regulated industries and works with school districts on education-related matters.

Marla is an officer of the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She is also a mentor for the Circle Program, headquartered in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Marla is a member of the New Hampshire Bar. She earned a B.S. (magna cum laude) from Keene State College, and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. She formerly served as a law clerk to the Honorable James E. Duggan, associate justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
“We are excited to have Marla join our firm,” said Philip M. Hastings, president of Cleveland, Waters and Bass. “She is a welcome addition to our expanding trusts and estates practice area and enhances the range of services we can provide to our business and nonprofit clients.”

Founded in 1959, Cleveland, Waters and Bass, P.A., represents individuals and businesses throughout New Hampshire and northern New England. A substantial portion of the firm’s practice is devoted to the representation of businesses of all sizes and includes business formation and governance, employment law, commercial transactions, real estate development and finance, commercial and administrative litigation and bankruptcy. Our expanding trusts and estates practice area focuses on wealth preservation, estate planning for high net worth individuals, estate and trust administration, special needs trusts and elder law. Cleveland, Waters and Bass is a member of the Legal Netlink Alliance, an international alliance of independent law firms.