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Stephanie Annunziata is an associate with a practice focused on navigating families through conflict. She assists families in contested probate and family law matters, including guardianships, divorce, parenting issues, and trust litigation. Stephanie recognizes and respects the sensitive nature of these personal matters and calls upon her experience to pursue creative resolutions for her clients. As a result of her cross-disciplinary practice, Stephanie is especially equipped to represent beneficiaries of generational wealth in divorce and parenting actions.

Stephanie is a trained collaborative law attorney. She employs collaborative techniques for clients who prioritize privacy and desire reduced conflict within their families. While collaborative law is especially useful for parents seeking to minimize the impact of conflict on their children, Stephanie’s probate clients can also benefit from the cost-effective strategies employed by the practice. Where a negotiated resolution is inappropriate, Stephanie’s litigation experience makes her a confident and capable ally in the courtroom.

Stephanie has been recognized by her peers for her dedication to the practice of law. In 2018, the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys presented Stephanie with the Ann N. Butenhof Award.

Admissions

  • Member of the Bar – New Hampshire
  • Member of the Bar – Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Education & Career

  • B.A., Quinnipiac University
  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Moot Court Honor Society
  • Guardianship Clinic and Uncontested Divorce Clinic
  • Associate Attorney, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., 2016-present

Professional and Community Involvement

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, NH Board Member 2015-2019
  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, Member

Recognition and Awards

  • Ann N Butenhof Award for contribution to the practice of elder law, NAELA
  • Jacob Burns Medal, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Representative Cases

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Each case is different and case results referred to in this website are not intended to be, nor should they be understood as, a representation that equivalent results will be achieved in any given case.

Resolution for Minor in Estate Case

Represented a minor beneficiary of an estate against the co-administrators. After trial, the co-administrators were required to refund the estate $25,000 and their administrative fees were disallowed, resulting in a net benefit to the beneficiary of about $40,000.

Probate Litigation

$160,000 settlement in favor of trust beneficiaries in an action against a trustee for a breach of fiduciary duty.

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