Margolis & Bloom works with its clients to find the best estate planning or elder law solution for each client’s unique situation and goals.  We bring to this effort 25 years of experience and a commitment to providing the highest level of personalized service.

  • Margolis & Bloom is nationally recognized as a leading elder law, estate, and special needs planning law firm.
  • We strive to speak plain English, not legalese, and provide practical advice to achieve our clients’ goals.
  • We are responsive, and return all calls promptly.
  • Margolis & Bloom has four locations in the Boston area.
  • We make home visits (for those unable to come to our offices).

Our attorneys are members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and have served as guest experts, and speakers.  We have authored numerous articles on elder law and special needs planning for The ElderLaw Report, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Trusts and Estates Magazine, and Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys Journal.

Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind.  We look forward to working with you to achieve your estate planning, elder law, or special needs goals.


Harry Margolis, Esq.

Harry S. Margolis has been representing seniors, individuals with special needs and their families since he started ElderLawServices, the predecessor of Margolis & Bloom in June 1987. Since then, he and the firm as a whole have helped thousands of clients pay for long-term care, grapple with the incapacity of a family member, and plan for safe and productive futures for their children and grandchildren.

As editor of The ElderLaw Report, a monthly newsletter for attorneys, Mr. Margolis stays abreast of legal developments both in Massachusetts and nationally. His leadership in the field has been recognized by his peers in his selection as a Fellow of both the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel. He has been named a “Super Lawyer” since 2005 and more recently was recognized as one of the top 100 attorneys in New England, the only elder law attorney to receive this honor.

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attorney-karen-b-mariscal-headshotKaren B. Mariscal, Esq.

As Of Counsel at Margolis & Bloom, Karen B. Mariscal practices in the areas of special needs estate planning, guardianship, and disability law. Karen has been a highly-regarded lawyer in private practice for more than 30 years, half of that time in New York City and half in Boston at Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, LLP, Peabody & Arnold, LLP, and White & Williams, LLP.

Karen is a passionate advocate for her clients, including people who have family members with special needs. She and her husband have a severely autistic son who is now a young adult, living at home, so she understands how to navigate the system and what parents go through. Karen has been very active in Special Olympics, founding Wellesley’s Special Olympics track team (part of Wellesley S.T.A.R.S.), is a member of the Adult Services Committee of AFAM (Advocacy for Autism Massachusetts) and is on the board of Camp Starfish, a camp for children with emotional and behavioral issues. She is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

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