Meet the Team

Steven R. Pereira

Founder

A lifelong resident of the greater Fall River area, Steven Pereira has been a practicing attorney since 1981 when he established his own firm, which concentrates on estate, long-term care (Medicaid) and asset protection planning, probate and elder law matters, and corporate/business administration. Steve is also securities licensed and a registered financial representative, holding Series 6 and Series 63 securities licenses in MA and RI (securities offered through Cetera Advisors, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC). Active in both professional life and community service, he has served as bar association leader, educator, overseer of the quality of legal services, coordinator of legal assistance to the elderly and the courts, public servant, business development proponent and youth volunteer. Steve is the very proud father of three daughters and one son and the grandfather to two granddaughters.

Bar Admission

Massachusetts, 1980

Education

Boston College School of Law, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

J.D., cum laude – May, 1980

Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

B.A., cum laude – May, 1976

Honors and Phi Beta Kappa

Somerset High School

Professional Experience

Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers

District V Disciplinary Committee

Corporation Counsel

City of Fall River

Coordinator/Conciliator

Fall River District Court, small claims/civil mediation

Coordinator

Bristol Elder Legal Services, Bristol Elder Services

Instructor

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Southeastern Massachusetts Law School (now UMass School of Law)

Memberships and Affiliations

Bristol County Bar Associations, President

Fall River Bar Association, President

Greater Fall River Development Corporation, Director

Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce, Director

Portuguese-American Bar Association, Founding Member

Allyson A. Pereira

 

Bar Admission

Massachusetts, 2014

Education

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts

J.D. – May, 2014

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity

Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts

B.A., magna cum laude – May, 2011

Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society

Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society

B.M.C. Durfee High School

Memberships and Affiliations

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter, member

Bristol County Estate Planning Council, member

Massachusetts Bar Association, member

Bristol County Bar Association, member

Fall River Bar Association, member

Holy Name School Advisory Council, board member

Holy Name School Planning Committee, member

Animal Rescue League of Fall River, board member

People Incorporated, Human Rights Committee, member