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Elder Law Attorney Stuart W. Rapp
A native of Cape Cod, Attorney Stuart W. Rapp was born in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Still residing on the Cape he has a law practice in Osterville, MA and it focuses in the areas of Probate and Estate Planning and Elder Law. The Law Offices of Stuart W. Rapp also concentrates in the areas of Wills and Trusts, Probate of Estates and Administration of Trusts, Estate and Trust Planning, Gift and Estate Tax planning, Guardianships and Conservatorships, Will contests and Trust litigation and Probate on Cape and the Islands and South Shore and South Coast.
Attorney Rapp is a Massachusetts Governor-appointed Public Administrator serving the entire county of Barnstable by representing the Estates of decedents who have died leaving no known heirs. A former President and current executive committee member of the Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod, Stuart is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Barnstable County Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association (Probate Law).
Attorney Rapp serves as a Trustee for many revocable and irrevocable trusts, is appointed by the Probate Courts to serve as a Guardian and Conservator, and Guardiand ad Litem and Partition Commissioner, Stuart is also appointed by the Superior Court as a Receiver and Guardian ad Litem and by the land Court as a Partition Commissioner.
Stuart currently serves as a Superior Court appointed Receiver operating a local oyster farm. Stuart is currently serving as a Probate Court appointed guardian and conservator for elders on Cape Cod. Stuart serves as the Chairman of the Town of Barnstable Shellfish Committee, a position he has held for years, Stuart is the Barnstable High School Mock Trial Attorney Coach. Stuart is a current Trustee of the Cahoon Museum of American Art.
In a publicly noted case, Attorney Stuart Rapp represented a Sandwich woman concerning a Cape Real Estate attorney serving as trustee of an estate that was caught embezzling funds.