Bruce Sawyer

Phone: 401-334-8820 | Contact Us

Practice Areas

Our office is conveniently located at 511 Mendon Road in Cumberland, Rhode Island close to Route 146, Interstate 295 and Interstate 95 with ample parking for our clients. For your convenience, we also schedule home and evening appointments. For more information about our services, please contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal needs.

Elder Law

For senior citizens and their families, we offer a full range of legal services such as medicaid planning, asset protection, tax savings and estate management, with a focus on maintaining their independent lifestyle.

Estate Planning/Wills & Trusts

We draft wills, establish living trusts, medicaid qualifying trusts, irrevocable insurance trusts, and children's trusts, in order to ensure that your assets will be distributed to your beneficiaries now or upon your death, while avoiding the delay and expense of probate and federal and state taxes.  


Medicaid Planning

We work with clients to plan ahead for the possibility for needing Medicaid to pay for a nursing home.  We propose and implement asset protection plans, as well as the preparation of medicaid applications while helping families cope with the anxiety and stress associated with this uncertain time in their lives. 

Medical and Financial Power of Attorney

We draft medical and financial powers of attorney forms to allow you to exercise your right to determine who shall be empowered to make decisions on your behalf in case you become incompetent. 

Probate Law

We guide executors and trustees with all matters relating to any probate matter, including estates and trusts. We handle all probate administration including the probate of wills, inventory of assets, and distributions to beneficiaries and legatees.  We help families and loved ones obtain legal guardianship for minor children and disabled or incompetent adults.

Real Estate

We assist buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of real estate.

Small Business Law

We guide small and family businesses so they are in a position to succeed. We help you organize your business in accordance with federal and state laws while putting your business in the most advantageous tax position.  We advise owners of small and family businesses about preserving the business for their beneficiaries after death or in the event of disability.

Special Needs Trusts

We can help you and your family to continue to privately manage your assets in case of disability while maximizing the benefit of public resources for you and your family. 

Tax Preparation & Representaion 

We prepare and file federal and state taxes for individuals, businesses, estates and trusts.  We provide representation for you with the internal revenue service and state taxation divisions.  We prepare offers in compromise, and provide tax advice for individuals and small businesses.