Move Forward With Confidence. Legal Counsel To Help You Move Forward.

Few of life's challenges are as difficult as those that come up in the areas of divorce, real estate and employment. Complex and emotional human problems can create enormous stress, often clouding your ability to make sound decisions for you, your partner, or your children.

Wilson, Marino & Bonnevie, P.C. is a small firm of three experienced attorneys who can help you navigate difficult legal problems with skill, practical innovation and personalized legal advice that always respects cost efficiency. We bring a broad range of legal practice in many areas of the law to each case, helping you to make the right decisions and move forward in your life.

Lisa Wilson

Focus Areas: Family Law
Real Estate

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Lisa M. Wilson

“I see the nicest people during what many consider to be the worst time in their lives. My role is to advise you and advocate on your behalf as we navigate the challenging legal, financial and emotional process together, so that you can reach a successful resolution and move forward in your life.”

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Over her numerous years of practice, Lisa has acquired extensive experience in the fields of family law and real estate. She has handled hundreds of complex cases concerning divorce, custody, contempt actions, paternity and pre-and post-divorce matters, most of which require sophisticated financial acumen and a sensitivity to the unique nature of these highly personal matters. In addition, Lisa's practice includes negotiating a broad range of real estate transactions, drafting agreements, and representing buyers, sellers and lenders throughout the Commonwealth.

During her career, Lisa has received advanced training as a mediator, conciliator, and in the innovative field of Collaborative Law. She provides mediation and collaborative law services to clients who wish to resolve their delicate and complicated legal issues without litigation and the on-going involvement in the court system.

Lisa's practice includes a long history of advocating for the rights of her LGBTQ clients, representing them vigorously in all areas of family law and real estate. Lisa has skillfully and successfully navigated them through the state's evolving legal landscape, whether they are creating their own families, or ending a relationship.

Lisa regularly provides consulting services to other family law attorneys. She is a frequent speaker on family law matters for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and the Boston Bar Association. Her skills and sound judgment have resulted in her appointment by the court to serve as a guardian ad litem, special master, and attorney for the child in contested family law cases.

For the last several years, Lisa has been selected as one of the "Massachusetts Super Lawyers" and as one of the top lawyers in New England in the field of family law by Law and Politics and the publishers of Boston Magazine.

Bar Admission:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1988
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1989

Education:

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D. 1988
  • Providence College, B.A. 1984

Memberships and Pro Bono Activities:

  • Boston Bar Association:
    • Member, Family Law article Steering Committee: 2010 to present
    • Co-chair: Divorce Fundamentals Program
  • Boston Bar Foundation Society of Fellows
  • Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
    • Co-chair 2011-2012; Board Member 2005-2012
    • Member, Joint Bar Committee of the MBA and BBA for Judicial Appointments: 2009-2012
  • Massachusetts Bar Association:
    • Mentor, MBA Tiered Mentorship Program 2012-2014
  • Member, Greater Boston Family Law Inn of Court
  • Founding Member, American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, (AACFL), New England Chapter, 2014
  • Massachusetts Chapter of The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Attorney Representing Children (ARC) Program
  • Suffolk County SERV Program

Awards:

  • 2015 Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, Top Women Lawyers

Publications:

  • LexisNexis Practice Guide: Massachusetts Family Law, Chapter 13, Same-Sex Dissolution Issues (expected publication in 2015)
Lisa Wilson

Focus Areas: Family Law
Adoption
Surrogacy

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Lisa J. Marino

“As your attorney, I want to help solve your problems not escalate them further. A divorce or the end of a same sex relationship can be a painful, difficult and confusing experience. In representing a client in these family matters, my goal is to work with them and the other side to find a constructive, meaningful solution that will allow the parties to move forward in their lives. If the parties are able to reach a solution together, with less hostility and court involvement, they are significantly more likely to honor that agreement, benefiting the parties and their children.”

AAAA AAARTA Resolve New England AACFL

Since 1991, Lisa has been using her extensive family law experience to resolve difficult divorce and custody situations and help her clients overcome obstacles to obtain a final divorce, a reasonable parenting plan, and/or a fair division of the assets. Lisa is trained in mediation and Collaborative Law and has negotiated hundreds of family law cases to successful agreements. When going to court is necessary, Lisa draws upon her two decades of experience in litigating matters to advocate convincingly for her clients' interests.

In addition to divorce, custody, paternity, prenuptial agreements, contempts, and modifications, Lisa also represents prospective adoptive parents as they navigate through the adoption process. In 2011, Lisa was admitted as a Fellow to the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA), a highly selective national association of approximately 340 attorneys who practice adoption law. Lisa also advises clients with Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) matters through drafting and negotiating surrogacy and donor agreements. In 2014, Lisa was admitted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA), a national organization of attorneys dedicated to the ethical and up-to-date legal practices involved in building families through Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). As an adoptive mother, she is especially proud of her work representing individuals and families in the areas of adoption and ART.

Education:

  • Mount Holyoke College, A.B. 1985
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D. 1991

Memberships and Activities:

  • Admitted to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1991
  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1992
  • Fellow, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA), 2011
  • Fellow, American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA), 2014
  • Founding member, American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL), New England Chapter, 2014

Experience:

  • Handled complex, multi-party contested adoption litigation
  • Litigated divorces involving complex custody and sophisticated asset issues
  • Negotiated hundreds of divorces, with complex division of the assets and contested custody and parenting issues
  • Negotiated surrogacy agreements (gestational and traditional) and donor agreements
  • Trained mediator experienced in working directly with parties, and with counsel and parties
  • Trained in Collaborative Law

Publications:

  • LexisNexis Practice Guide: Massachusetts Family Law, Chapter 9, Adoption (expected publication in 2015)
Kelly Bonnevie

Focus Areas: Real Estate
Small Business Advising

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Kelly M. Bonnevie

“I enjoy guiding my clients through the stressful process of buying or selling a home. My approach is to identify potential problems and work creatively with the lenders and realtors to solve them. My clients can then focus on the move itself which makes for a happier experience.”

View the profile of Massachusetts Real Estate Attorney Kelly M. Bonnevie Stewart

Named a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's "Lawyer of the Year" in 2006 and a New England and Massachusetts "Super Lawyer" for many years, Kelly primarily handles real estate matters. For over twenty years Kelly has represented buyers, sellers, and lenders in residential and commercial real estate transactions. She counsels clients regarding real estate ownership agreements, dissolution agreements, condominium conversions, investment properties and jointly owned vacation properties. Kelly also represents individuals and small businesses in contract and business formation matters.

Education:

  • Dartmouth College, A.B., cum laude, 1987
  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D. 1992

Memberships and Activities:

  • Board of Directors, Mass. LGBTQ Bar Association 2011-2014
  • Alexander Gray Scholarship Committee 2012-present
  • Board of Directors GLSEN/Boston 1997-2000
  • Steering Committee for Northeastern University School of Law's "Women in the Law" annual conference 2010-present
  • Member of the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association 2000-present
  • Dartmouth Lawyers Association 1992-present

Publications:

  • Author of "Restrictive Employment Covenants and the Practice of Medicine," published by Mass. Bar Institute, 1999
  • Author of forward to Harold L. Lustig's "Four Steps to Financial Security for Lesbian and Gay Couples"(Fawcett Books)
  • Co-author of "Working with First-Time Home Buyers" (Real Estate Executive magazine)

Practice Areas

Family Law

  • Alimony
  • Asset and Complex Property Division
  • Child Support
  • Contempt and Enforcement Actions
  • Custody and Parenting Plans
  • Dissolution of Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships
  • Divorce
  • Equity Actions
  • Gender Marker Designations
  • Grandparent Visitation
  • Guardianships
  • Modification Actions
  • Name Change Petitions
  • Paternity and Parentage Actions
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Removal Actions

Family Building

  • Adoption
  • Egg Donor Agreements
  • LGBT families
  • Pre-birth Orders
  • Parentage Orders
  • Single parent families
  • Sperm Donor Agreements
  • Surrogacy – Gestational and Traditional

Real Estate

  • Buyer, Lender and Seller Representation in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Condominium Conversions
  • Drafting and Amending Condominium Documents
  • Mediation for Condominium Association Disputes
  • Ownership and Dissolution Agreements
  • Petition to Partition Actions
  • Realty trust and LLC Formation
  • Residential and Commercial leasing
  • Title Agent and Settlement Agent Services
  • Vacation and Investment Properties
  • 1031 Exchanges

Resolution Tools

  • Arbitration
  • Advisory Second Opinions
  • Collaborative Law
  • Conciliation
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Special Master Services

Small Business Advising

  • Contract review
  • Corporate, LLC, Partnership Formation and Dissolution
  • Partnership and LLC manager agreements

Contact Us

288 Walnut Street
(449 Newtonville Avenue)
Newton, MA 02460

617-964-8090
Fax: 617-964-7899

Our offices are in Newton, at the intersection of Walnut St. and Newtonville Ave. We are on the fifth floor of a stone building formerly used as a church. The entrance is on Newtonville Ave. under the green awning. Metered and non-metered parking is available nearby.

Wilson Marino & Bonnevie Front Entrance on Newtonville Avenue