Contact Info

  • Location: Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Phone: (781) 674-2800
  • Fax: (781) 674-2811
  • Email: Contact Me

Michael J. Betcher


I have dedicated my practice to assisting families planning for the future, and handling their legal needs in the present. I offer comprehensive estate planning services for individuals and families. Through the use of wills and trusts we can protect your property from over taxation. Everyone should have an estate plan no matter how large or small your estate. Having such a plan will not only minimize taxes, but also ensure that your wishes are honored, that all you have worked for is protected and properly distributed, and most importantly that your loved ones are provided for.

With a practice focused on estate planning I am in the business of protecting my client’s assets. Often times my client’s largest asset may be the family business. I pride myself on providing full service planning strategies for my clients, their families, and their businesses. In addition I have advanced training and experience in tax planning and compliance. Estate planning and business transactions have inevitable tax implications. I work hard to structure commercial transactions and family estate plans in order to minimize the tax burden on my clients.

My clients find that my ability to craft an estate plan that may include a family business, while also handling the legal and tax aspects of the plan and the business, is a real asset that allows them to have all of their legal needs met in one place, by an attorney who knows them, their families, and their businesses.

I am located in Lexington, Massachusetts and serve the Boston area including Concord, Winchester, Acton, Burlington, Sudbury and Arlington.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1975
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1975
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1986


Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
Major: Taxation

Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts

Boston College
M.A. – 1972
Major: Philosophy

Catholic University of America
B.A. summa cum laude – 1971

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Sections
  • Boston Estate Planning Council
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys