Attorneys > James P. Maselan

James P. Maselan

Principal and Co-Founder

Phone: (617) 310-6552

Practice Areas

Intergenerational Estate Planning, Probate, Tax, corporate law, business succession and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), International Tax


James provides corporate consulting and estate planning services to many of the firm’s high net worth individuals, families, and closely held businesses. As the head of the firm’s estate planning and probate practice, James advises these individuals and families with respect to income and estate tax planning, multi-generational tax planning, and tax related charitable planning. He also provides tax and business consulting services to privately held businesses in numerous industries, including the non-profit sector.

Prior to co-founding Maselan & Jones, P.C., James was a tax attorney at a Big Four accounting firm, and then worked as a senior tax attorney in a mid-size corporate law firm.

James has served as a faculty member at several for the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, and frequently lectures to business owners, and investment and insurance professionals. He was named a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” in 2005, 2006 and 2007. In addition, he holds the highest (AV) rating from Martindale-Hubbell.


- Estate planning and wealth transfer strategies

- Domestic and International tax planning

- Charitable trusts and private foundations

- Non-profit organizations

- Tax controversy resolution

- Entity formation and capitalization

- Family and business succession planning

- Asset Protection

- Family office advisory

- Stock Holder and Employee Agreements


LL.M. – Boston University School of Law, Taxation, 1982

JD – New England School of Law, 1976

BA – Brown University, 1971


Admitted to practice in Massachusetts


Massachusetts Bar Association

United States Tax Court