Myskowski & Matthews, PLLC
New Hampshire Trust and Estate Attorneys

Our Team

Compassion. Experience. Excellence.

Mission and History

We bring a combined 35 plus years of legal experience to the service of our clients.  Jan graduated law school from William and Mary in 1992 and Marla graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2003.  We practice together because we share a mutual commitment to maintaining the human element of the law.  Our clients are people, not net worth.  We are people too, and we strive to make the process of planning for difficult situations as pleasant as possible for all of us.

We also share a commitment to excellence.  Marla has clerked for the State’s highest court, and Jan is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, one of the country’s most selective professional organizations.  We strive to bring the expertise of these accomplishments to the table without any of the pretension (we hope). 

After practicing together in law firm settings for many years, Jan and Marla decided to launch Myskowski & Matthews, PLLC on May 1, 2015.

 

How We Work

While all of our projects are billed based on hourly rates, we work hard to provide reliable estimates at the commencement of any new project, and to assign tasks to personnel with the appropriate combination of skill and hourly rate.  Most importantly, for new clients, if after hearing our proposal for services and estimated fees you decide not to retain us, we do not bill you for the initial consultation.


 
 

Attorneys

 
 
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Partner

Jan P. Myskowski

Jan was a founding member of the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.  He is a frequent author and lecturer on trust and estate topics for members of the New Hampshire Bar Association and in other settings.  He is a past board member of the New Hampshire Estate Planning Council and has served on numerous charitable boards.  While Jan worked hard to establish himself as a leader among the New Hampshire trusts and estates bar, he finds it easy not to take himself too seriously.

 

Direct:  (603) 227-6339

Email:  jan@mmlawnh.com

Education

COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, MARSHALL-WYTHE SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1992

MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
B.A., English/Communications, 1987

Activities & Affiliations

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, National/New Hampshire Chapters
  • New Hampshire Estate Planning Council
  • Best Lawyers in America (Trusts and Estates and Elder Law categories)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1992; New Hampshire, 2001
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
 
 

 
 
 
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Partner

Marla B. Matthews

As a former educator, Marla enjoys working with families to find solutions to complex issues related to transfer of wealth and legacy planning.  Prior to practicing in the private sector, Marla clerked for the Honorable James E. Duggan, Associate Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court.  When she is not at the office, Marla can be found on her yoga mat or playing with her beloved dogs. 

Direct:  (603) 227-6340

Email:  marla@mmlawnh.com

 

Education

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2003

KEENE STATE COLLEGE
B.S., Education, 1994, magna cum laude

Activities & Affiliations

  • New Hampshire Estate Planning Council

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire, 2003
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
 
 
 

 

Staff

 
 
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Office administrator

Ashley Peck

Ashley joined us in March of 2017 upon the retirement of our first employee and Office Manager, Vickie Nikolla-Resnick.  Ashley graduated from Clark University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in History, and, prior to joining Myskowski & Matthews, PLLC, worked as a communications professional, primarily for the outdoor fitness industry and other retail product distributors.  Ashley manages our office, applies her research and communication skills to paralegal projects, and manages the firm’s marketing.

Ashley brings a lively combination of youthful exuberance and mature professionalism to our office.  When she's not at the office, Ashley enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband, teaching yoga, and writing.  Be sure to ask her about her miniature Aussie and cats!

Direct:  (603) 227-6341

Email:  ashley@mmlawnh.com

 

Education

CLARK UNIVERSITY
B.A., History, 2009