Andrew H. Butler
Andrew H. ButlerShareholder

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning

  • Elder Law

  • Special Needs Trusts

  • Estate Administration/Probate

  • Trust Administration


  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • State of New York


    • B.S. in Finance, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Cum Laude)

    • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (Cum Laude)

    • L.L.M. in Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center (With Distinction)

    Andrew H. Butler


    Estate planning, estate administration, trust administration, asset protection and federal and state taxation are the central focus of Andrew Butler’s practice. Drawing upon his financial and tax background, Andrew particularly enjoys working with clients and their other professional advisors to develop, implement, and monitor plans which address estate, financial, tax, long term care and retirement planning objectives and goals. Andrew has over 25 years of experience advising individuals, couples, families, and institutions. Additionally, Andrew provides counsel on elder law matters, including Medicaid/nursing home planning, as well as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

    Prior to joining the Archstone Law Group, Andrew developed his own practice, Butler & Kriegel LLP, a Wellesley law firm he founded and ran for 6 years. Previously, Andrew practiced in the Boston offices of Goodwin Procter LLP and Peabody & Arnold LLP. He also worked at the Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Company and the Tax Division of the United States Justice Department in Washington, D.C. Andrew is an avid runner and has run the Boston Marathon in support of Find the Cause Breast Cancer Foundation five times.

    Representative Experience

    • Established qualified personal residence trusts (“QPRTs”) for family vacation homes in Massachusetts and other states which will allow these properties to stay in the families and result in estate tax savings of more than $1 million.

    • Advised a family in connection with the sale of an almost 100 year old family business, with particular emphasis on income and estate tax issues and on family members adjusting to suddenly having “real money”.

    • Worked with numerous families to establish special needs or supplemental needs trusts for their children with a wide range of disabilities. These trusts will allow the children to remain or become eligible for government assistance programs while still receiving significant economic benefits from the trusts.
    • Assisted numerous clients, including physicians, business owners and residential and commercial landlords, in asset/creditor protection strategies, including the use of limited liability companies, generation skipping dynasty trusts and family limited partnerships.

    News & Publications

    • Co-author of Drafting Wills and Trusts in Massachusetts for the National Business Institute