Neil B. Smola




Neil Smola’s legal practice is multi-faceted, spanning trusts & estates, business law, real estate and civil litigation. A co-chair of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Group, Neil helps individuals and their families protect personal assets and pass wealth onto future generations. His broad experience in trust administration, estate planning and probate law fuels smart legal strategies that take advantage of the most current tax laws and protective measures. Neil employs an array of estate planning and trust administration vehicles such as revocable trusts, wills, powers of attorney, guardianships and conservatorships, healthcare proxies and irrevocable insurance trusts, among others.

As an advisor to business owners and executives, Neil provides practical, effective legal strategies for both routine and complex business and real estate legal matters. His practice encompasses both transactional matters and dispute resolution. He drafts, negotiates and resolves contract matters; manages commercial real estate matters including land use and litigation; and handles probate matters and disputes of all origins. His real estate experience includes land use issues on the islands of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Cuttyhunk.

Before joining Partridge Snow & Hahn as Counsel in the firm’s Southcoast office, Neil was an associate at Perry Hicks LLC in New Bedford, Massachusetts. In this role, he handled a range of trusts & estates, real estate, and business matters in addition to civil litigation for business owners, individuals and families. Neil’s experience also includes serving as a law clerk at the Superior Court of Massachusetts where he was involved in land use disputes across southeastern Massachusetts and the islands.

Practice Areas

Corporate & Business

Energy & Environmental

Litigation & Disputes

Private Clients

Real Estate


University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth, J.D., Valedictorian

Providence College, B.A. Political Science

Bar Memberships


Rhode Island

Professional Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Member
  • New Bedford Bar Association
  • Bristol County Bar Association
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