Welcome to Phillips, Gerstein & Channen, LLP

We are a full service law firm in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Our attorneys represent individuals, families, and businesses in a wide range of legal matters involving business law, estate planning & probate, family law, real estate law, and civil litigation.
Estates & Probate

We assess the unique needs of our clients as we craft estate plans to protect assets and ensure their wishes are carried out. We represent executors and heirs in probate and estate administration matters ranging from litigation to basic administration.

Business Law

From business formation, contract disputes, and tax issues to all types of business transactions, our business attorneys serve entrepreneurs, small business owners and established companies as their "in-house" legal counsel and trusted business advisor.


Our civil litigation practice includes helping those who have been injured by the negligence of another person, such as in a car accident or other personal injury, as well as various aspects of business litigation, probate litigation, and real estate litigation.

Family Law

We provide compassionate and vigorous representation to individuals who are going through divorce proceedings. In addition to helping clients throughout divorce proceedings, we address a variety of ancillary issues that may arise like adoption and paternity.

Serving Clients Throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Our practice includes estate planning and probate, real estate, business planning, divorce, personal injury and civil litigation. Our office serves clients in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. If you have a legal issue, please contact us today to speak with an attorney. We offer a free initial consultation.

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Small Firm Attention. Big Firm Results.

Our goal, to be the only law firm you’ll ever need, is rooted in our exceptional client service and the personalized approach we apply to every case. Since most legal issues involve more than one area of the law, we have assembled a team of attorneys capable of addressing your many legal needs. We invite you to call us and learn how we can help.
Trusted Legal Advice

Our firm has served individuals, families, and businesses in this region for over five decades.

Top Rated Local Attorneys

We believe being educators is just as important as being advocates.

Open Communication

Open and honest communication is the key to productive client relationships.

We offer a free initial consultation.

Whether you have needs in the area of business law, litigation, real estate, estate planning, family law, personal injury or tax law, we can help. Contact us today to speak with an experienced attorney.


We will always treat you with respect and dignity.


We will always zealously represent your best interests.


We will always be open, honest, and straightforward.

Meet our lawyers & attorneys

Aiming to be the only law firm you’ll ever need.
Russell Channen
Michael Gerstein
Lora M. McSherry
Jane M. Owens Triano

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Our entire experience is exceeded our expectations. Everyone; attorney, legal assistants and supporting staff made a challenging time for me and my family easier as it relates to our legal needs. Calls are returned promptly, documents quickly turned around, and wonderful customer service.

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Understanding Medical Malpractice in Massachusetts

Medical negligence is an unfortunate outcome, often attributed to an overburdened medical care system. Many parties can be held liable for negligence, from hospitals to doctors, nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, and pharmacists. Medical malpractice is defined as negligence in the medical care and treatment provided by a healthcare professional. There are many different types of […]

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Which Incorporation Is Best For You: Comparing LLPs and LLCs

If you are a small business owner, or considering starting your own business, it has always been important to know your options for incorporation. The uncertainty and financial stresses of COVID-19 and the subsequent recession make decisions about incorporation even more important. In this article, we will review two common types of incorporation for small […]

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Case Results

In The Matter of Kevin Gendron and Jody Plaistek

157 N.H. 314, 950 A.2d 151, N.H., May 20, 2008 (NO. 2007-844)

Acknowledged father of non-marital child filed parenting petition, seeking custody of child. Mother requested DNA testing. Following a hearing, the District Court, Family Division, Derry County [...]

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HaverhillMA 01830

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