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Jay Pabian


Rubin and Rudman LLP

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates


Real Estate


Bar Admissions


Rhode Island

United States Tax Court 

Jay’s practice focuses on developing effective exit planning strategies for the owners of privately-held companies. Business clients rely on Jay’s deep legal and financial background to prepare for the eventual transition of their businesses. Jay is known for his highly skilled approach to creating master plans that transition businesses while preserving and protecting important legacies and assets. Jay completed the rigorous Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) Program through the Exit Planning Institute, the most widely accepted professional exit planning program in the world. In addition to his specialized focus on business succession planning and exit planning strategies, Jay helps clients with employment law, tax law, wealth preservation planning, asset protection planning, and estate and trust planning and administration. His clients include multi-generational family enterprises, privately held businesses, law and accounting firms, medical and dental practices, financial service providers, supply-chain purchasing and distribution entities, and health and non-profit organizations. Prior to entering private law practice in 1983, Jay was a certified public accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP, one of the top four CPA firms in the world.

Jay speaks regularly before the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Tax Institute and the American Cancer Society.



Areas of concentration


  • Business, Estate & Gift Tax Planning

  • Business Law & Commercial Real Estate

  • Business Succession Planning

  • Estate Planning

  • Estate & Trust Administration

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Recognitions and Awards


  • Honored, Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts, 2009- present

  • Listed, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Law & Politics

  • Listed, New England Super Lawyers, 2008-2012

  • Rated, Boston’s Top Rated Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbel, 2004 and 2008-2019

  • Listed, Boston Magazine, Top 100 Super Lawyers in Massachusetts, 2018

  • Listed, Top 100 Super Lawyers in New England, 2014-2018

  • Honored, Boston Five Star Financial Service Provider, Five Star Professionals, 2016 and 2017

  • Honored, Lawyer of Distinction,, 2015-2016 Professional and Community Involvemen

  • Adjunct Professor, New England School of Law

  • Instructor, Northeastern School of Law, Advanced Estate Planning and Estate and Gift Taxation

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, Boston Bar Association

  • Member, National Association of Estate Planners and Councils

  • Former President, Sharon Rotary Club

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Former President, New England Region of Jewish National Fund

  • Corporate Council, American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge


Publications and Speaking


  • Co-Author, “Guiding Your Baby Boomer Clients Through the Challenges of Long-Term Care,” New           EnglandLaw Journal, WebCPA

  • Speaker, “Wealth Planning for Business Owners,” at Exit Planning Institute’s (EPI) Certificate in            ExitPlanning (CEP) 2021 Webinar Series, Exit Planning Institute, Virtual (January 20, 2021)



  • Boston University School of Law, Taxation, LL.M.

  • Northeastern University, Accounting, MBA

  • New England Law, J.D.

  • Brandeis University, B.S.

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