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Meet Our Staff2018-09-18T16:08:51+00:00

EXCELLENT SERVICE AND A PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE

At Lannik Law we strive to provide a personal touch, while utilizing our extensive collection of knowledge and experience to get the job done right.

Our mission is to provide excellent service to our clients while preserving their assets, protecting their legacy and providing them with peace of mind.

OUR ATTORNEYS

SUSANA LANNIK

FOUNDER

Susana, founder of Lannik Law, LLC, has helped her clients and their families design
estate and second half of life plans for three decades to ensure that loved ones are taken
care of while saving as much of their hard earned money as possible.

Her practice is focused exclusively on Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate or Estate
Administration, Wills and Trusts and Special Needs Planning.

Although Susana is known as a “lawyer’s teacher” having taught courses to other
attorneys on Estate Planning and Elder Law at the Massachusetts Bar Association, and
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, her teaching does not stop there. She views
educating the public and her clients about estate planning and elder law as her personal
mission. She says, “An educated client is a content client. It is not enough to draft a
bunch of documents that your client does not understand and will never refer to again.
The education process must begin with a carefully laid out plan and on-going contact
clients with clients to ensure that their plans continue to be relevant through on-going life
and legal changes.”

Susana received her Juris Doctor Degree from Suffolk University, Boston,
Massachusetts; a Master of Arts at Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts at New
York University. She is accredited to practice before the Veterans Administration.
She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and with the U.S. District Court of
Massachusetts, The U.S. Court of Appeals 1st she is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She was recently honored by the Leading Lawyers on Estate and Long Term Care Planning group as “Superb”.

Susana is often a requested guest speaker at various organizations including NARFE,
(National Association of Retired Federal Employees) men’s and women’s clubs in the
greater Boston area, and various other groups at Senior Centers, and assisted living
retirement communities like the Falls at Cordingly Dam. She has addressed pet
owners at Beantown Bed and Biscuit, Brookline, Massachusetts, on Pet Trusts as part of
estate planning. Pet trusts are a favorite with Susana who is an animal lover! Susana will present “A View of the Future of Medicaid” with her colleague Attorney William Brisk. This day long professional symposium will be held October 2018.

Her publications include articles in the Jewish Advocate, the Brookline Senior News,
Newton Life, and a co-authored book, “Bloopers Episodes in Estate Planning and Elder
Law,” with Debbie Papay; and the chapter on Durable Powers of Attorney for a soon
to be published book , called “Protect Your Legacy, What You Need to Know About the
Second Half of Life.”

In addition to her participation in professional organizations, Susana sits on the Board of
 Overseers of the Boston Ballet and on the Dean’s dance Council of the North Carolina School of the arts. She also is a member of the Chestnut Hill Historic Commission. Past positions have included Grant Reader for the Boston Women’s Community group CJP, and Chair of Planned Giving and Major Gifts programs for Hadassah, as well as Hadassah Attorneys’ Council.

Susana lives with her husband and two cats she calls “the frat boys” in the greater Boston 
area. She enjoys spending her non-working hours with her husband, the cats and son when he comes home to visit. She is also a voracious reader and loves to catch up on the latest historical novels while on vacation.

BILL BRISK

OF COUNSEL

William J. Brisk, after graduating from Brown University (AB) and becoming a Root-Tilden Scholar at New York University School of Law (JD), Bill then earned an MA and PhD in Latin American politics at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Bill taught in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the University of New Mexico, directed research for the Inter-American Foundation in Washington, which he left to head LASPAU, a program at Harvard supporting faculty development in Latin American universities. More than fifteen years after leaving law school, Bill began his legal career at first as a litigator in two Boston firms. As a member of the Massachusetts Law Review, Bill edited perhaps the first article on “Medicaid planning.” In 1981, Bill collaborated with the article’s author, William G. Talis, on the book, originally titled LEGAL PLANNING FOR THE ELDERLY IN MASSACHUSETTS, which helped define the new field of “elder law. Bill was the lead author of two major editions (now called MASSACHUSETTS ELDER LAW) that followed along with annual updates through 2014. Bill has published over two dozen articles on elder law topics in the NAELA Journal, NAELA News, Massachusetts Law Review, and the professional journal, Estate Planning. He presided over the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, served two terms as a Director of national NAELA, and was named a Fellow of the organization. He has lectured on elder law at Boston College and Penn State Law School and for a decade was an adjunct professor at Suffolk Law School where he created a course on End of Life Care. He is one of the few attorneys who, since its inception in 2002, has been named each year a “SuperLawyer.”

SEND US A MESSAGE

“I had Susana prepare my estate plan recently. I had put it off for so long, and just decided I had to get it done. I was very satisfied with each aspect of the process, from my first call with Jen all the way to the signing with Susana. They made this process easy, pain free, and I really felt like they cared. Thank you girls for all your help!”

SATISFIED CLIENT