Rubin and Rudman Bolsters Probate and Fiduciary Litigation Groups with the Addition of Lisa M. Cukier

June 5, 2024

Boston, MA (June 5, 2024) – Rubin and Rudman is pleased to announce the expansion of the firm’s Boston office with the addition of esteemed Partner, Lisa M. Cukier, formerly of Burns & Levinson where she was Chair of the Fiduciary Litigation Group, Co-chair of the Private Client Group, and former member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Considered one of the most tactical, strategic, and passionate attorneys in her field, Cukier splits her practice among complex trust and estate litigation, services as a trustee and conservator, and sophisticated high net-worth family law matters and business disputes.

“We are excited to welcome Lisa to Rubin and Rudman,” said John J. McGivney, the firm’s Managing Partner. “A highly skilled and erudite attorney, Lisa is also well-known for her ability to navigate complex legal matters with utmost discretion, compassion and correctness. We are extremely fortunate that Lisa chose to join Rubin and Rudman, thus expanding our already robust trusts and estates, fiduciary litigation and family law capabilities.”

Cukier has also established a niche practice representing clients in matters affected by diminished capacity including such things as undue influence, financial disputes, and guardianship and conservatorship intervention matters.

“I am delighted to embark on this new chapter of my career,” said Lisa Cukier. “With deep roots in Massachusetts’ business and real estate communities, Rubin and Rudman has also evolved into one of the region’s most sophisticated and highly-esteemed private clients’ law practices, boasting a high caliber fiduciary litigation team, one of the largest family law teams in the Commonwealth, and a multi-layered and innovative trusts and estates practice. I know my clients and my team are in good hands at Rubin and Rudman,” added Cukier.

Cukier’s accolades are many and include: Lawdragon 500: Leading Family Lawyer (2024); Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, Family Law (2021-2023); The Best Lawyers in America© Best Lawyer, Family Law, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates (2010-2024); Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2005-2023); and was named to the 2019 “Top Women of Law” list by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, to name a few.

Cukier received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and a B.A. from Northeastern University. She is a frequent speaker on trust and estate litigation, estate planning, family law, and financial exploitation of elders.