Valerie’s practice focuses on estate planning, including the drafting of trusts, wills, health care proxies, durable powers of attorney, deeds, homesteads and HIPAA releases. Her experience includes drafting trusts for many clients with multi-generational wealth transfer issues, single individuals, married couples, LBGTQ couples, blended families, college students, single parents and business owners.
Valerie strives to educate clients on the importance of estate planning, giving them the tools they need to plan for their future, with assurance that proper care will be taken of their family and that a legacy will be created for the next generation while saving as much as possible in taxes and fees.
Before joining The Wagner Law Group, Valerie founded the Law Office of Valerie A McCormack PLLC, in Wenham, Massachusetts. Prior to that she practiced in labor and employment law, family law, real estate, personal injury and handled other civil litigation matters.
Valerie is an active member of the Women's Bar Association and represents pro-bono clients through the Women's Bar Foundation Elder Law Project. She is a member of the Essex County Estate Planning Council, National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Women's Business League, Hamilton-Wenham Mother's Club and the Friends of Cutler in Hamilton. She is also on the Finance and Advisory Committee for the Town of Hamilton. She serves on the Greater New England Financial Group Women’s Advisory Board, whose purpose is to find ways to support other women in their financial success and address the unique concerns and challenges that women face.