Distinguished Legal Representation For Trusts, Estates And Probate

Premier advocacy for business successions, charitable trusts, estate and gift tax planning or audits, estate and trust administration, and probate in Rhode Island.

Planning For The Orderly Transfer Of Wealth

At Paster & Harpootian, Ltd., we believe estate planning begins with understanding your distinct goals. There are myriad choices to make in preserving your wealth to achieve those goals and we are here to help you choose wisely.

Our attorneys have been a trusted resource serving elite clients throughout Providence County and the surrounding communities for four decades. We assist our clients as they navigate through their significant – and often challenging – decisions to safeguard their dynasty for future generations.

A Fully Integrated Approach To Avoiding Unnecessary Risk

Individuals and organizations with significant wealth require trustworthy legal counsel. At Paster & Harpootian, our attorneys understand the nuances of the full spectrum of legal instruments involved in estate preservation and administration. We are proactive. We bring together an experienced team of attorneys with backgrounds in tax law, probate and estate planning, charitable giving, and business administration.

Our attorneys have a well-earned reputation as the go-to law firm in a broad spectrum of estate and wealth management issues.

Business Succession Planning

Business Succession Planning

When financial security depends on the continued success of a closely held business, companies turn to us for reliable succession planning.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Safeguard your assets and protect the inheritance you have spent a lifetime accumulating.

Trust Administration

Trust Administration

We provide the legal guidance you need for executing the integrity of the trustor’s intentions in seamless transitions and ensuring trustee’s fiduciary duties are fulfilled.

Charitable Planned Giving

Charitable Trust Planning

Like you, we value the act of charitable giving and work hard to help our clients give to the organizations they are passionate about in a tax-efficient manner. 



Probating a loved one’s estate can be overwhelming during your family’s time of grief. Our compassionate attorneys provide timely and knowledgeable assistance. 

In Uncertain Times Careful Planning Is Crucial

Our attorneys are well-versed in approaching the complex financial challenges of high-end estates and businesses. At Paster & Harpootian​, our team has built a reputation for providing the highest levels of service and sophisticated legal counsel to protect our clients’ assets.

To discuss the future of your estate, or the succession of a business, schedule a consultation with us. Call 401-455-9800 to arrange an appointment or send us a message here.

Meet Our Team

Attorney Benjamin G. Paster
Attorney John M. Harpootian
Attorney Jennifer F. Erickson