C. Peter R. Gossels
LitigationFamily LawImmigrationCorporate & General BusinessNon-Profits and Tax Exempt OrganizationsEstate Planning, Trusts and Probate AdministrationPersonal InjuryReal EstateCorporate, General Business, Non-ProfitsEmerging CompaniesEstate PlanningPrenuptial and Postnuptial AgreementsWill Contests, Estate & Trust ControversiesProbate & Estate AdministrationTrust, Fiduciary & Family Office ServicesAppellate PracticeArbitration & MediationCommercial LitigationConsumer ProtectionEmployment LawMunicipal LawProbate ClaimsTrial PracticeReal Estate LitigationConstruction AccidentsWrongful DeathMotor Vehicle AccidentsAbutters and Property Rights LitigationConstruction LawLeasingPurchase and SaleReal Estate FinancingZoning
Description of Practice:
Mr. Gossels is a Master of the Superior Court, a guardian ad litem and conservator for the Probate and Family Court as well as a litigator, who has tried complex cases in virtually every court in Massachusetts. His practice is wide ranging, including matters involving personal injury, disputes involving estates and trusts, real estate, family law, school law, zoning and planning, corporate and employment law. Mr. Gossels is also an experienced estate planner, who has many years of experience drafting wills and trusts, as well as an expert in special education, municipal law, consumer law, the laws governing financial institutions, immigration and international business law.
Mr. Gossels has been a member of Weston Patrick since 1972. Previously, he worked at Sullivan and Worcester from 1956 to 1965, and was a partner in the firm of Zelman, Gossels and Alexander from 1965 to 1972.
Awards and Distinctions:
Mr. Gossels has earned the highest "A.V." Rating from the publishers of the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory and his name has been included in Who's Who in American Law. For his other awards and distinctions, please see his website www.gosselslaw.com.
Mr. Gossels taught International Business Law as an adjunct professor at Boston University.
Reported Court Opinions:
Mr. Gossels has served as the successful lead counsel in many reported cases, which are listed on his website www.gosselslaw.com.
Community Service:Mr. Gossels has served the Town of Wayland in many capacities during the last fifty years. In 2011, Mr. Gossels did not seek reelection as Wayland's Moderator after 30 years of service. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Gossels has contributed numerous articles to a variety of publications, some of which may be viewed at his website www.gosselslaw.com.
Harvard Law School, L.L.B.
Harvard College, A.B. cum laude
Boston Latin School
Admitted:Massachusetts Bar, 1955
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1957
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1957
United States Supreme Court, 1965
Boston Bar Association
- Member, Sections on Litigation, Family Law and the Administration of Justice
- Served as Chair of the Fee Disputes Committee from 2000-2010
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys