KJB Law Firm, established in 2010 by Kimberly J. Baker Donahue, Attorney at Law, is a law office that represents Boston & Lynnfield area clients in an array of matters. It is a growing practice dedicated to providing individual attention in the most cost effective way to clients who desire to make short and long-term decisions that will impact their lives as well as the lives of their families.
The attorneys at KJB Law Firm are committed to assisting Boston & Lynnfield area families and businesses with an array of legal services. They have a deep understanding of local laws, statutes and the needs of individuals in the areas of:
- Wills, estates and trusts
- Estate and probate administration
- Real estate
- Child welfare
- Small business law
- Municipal law
KJB Law Firm has established pivotal relationships with other professionals, such as certified public accountants, financial planners, real estate professionals, insurance agents, civil engineers and lenders that enhance the comprehensive services it provides and that its clients so often require. Many of the legal matters surrounding KJB Law Firm’s practice areas are deeply integrated with financial issues and concerns, making this network of trusted professionals a valuable asset to many clients.
KJB Law Firm is proud to be one of the only local law firms providing services in both English and American Sign Language (ASL).
KJB Law Firm is conveniently located on the North Shore of Boston, with direct access to Route 1 and Interstate 95/Route 128.
If you would like to learn more about our attorneys or request a consultation, please call (781)-258-7180.
Kimberly J. Baker Donahue, Esq.
Owner/Attorney Kimberly J. Baker Donahue (also known as Kimberly J. Baker) founded KJB Law Firm in 2010. She is a graduate of Boston University (B.A., 1999, cum laude) and received her law degree from Suffolk University Law School (J.D., 2003). After graduating from law school, Attorney Baker Donahue began her career in the practice of special education law. In 2004, she became certified by the Committee for Public Counsel Services’ Children and Family Law Program and dedicated her practice to the representation of indigent clients in child welfare matters in Suffolk County and Essex County.
In 2005, Attorney Baker Donahue joined a small North Shore Law Firm which helped fuel her interest in wills, estate and trusts as well as probate administration. In 2007, she was hired as a Vice President Trust Officer II at US Trust, Bank of America, Private Wealth Management, where she worked administering trusts for high-net-worth individuals. After leaving the bank during the financial crisis in 2009, Attorney Baker Donahue received her Certified Financial Planning certificate. It was then, in November, 2010, that she had the opportunity to establish KJB Law Firm.
Attorney Baker Donahue is proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) and is proud to be able to offer direct legal services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. Attorney Baker Donahue is also a Massachusetts Licensed Real Estate Broker.
Arthur S. Fulman, Esq.
Of Counsel Arthur S. Fulman (also known as Art Fulman) has been an attorney since 1969. He was raised in Malden, Massachusetts and attended Malden Public Schools. Majoring in government, he received his B.A. from Colby College in 1964. In 1967, Art received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar that same year. From 1967 through 1968, he pursued a Masters in Public Administration in Urban and Regional Planning at George Washington University. During his academic years in Washington, D.C., Art worked on the staff of a United States Senator. Upon graduation from law school, he served for a year on the legal staff of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and then for two years as assistant director of the Washington, D.C. office of the Anti-Defamation League, lobbying on issues involving education, civil rights and civil liberties. In 1969 he returned to the Boston area to practice law with his father and others in his family’s law firm – Fulman & Fulman. In 2010, Art transitioned his law practice to Kimberly J. Baker Donahue, Esq., who had recently established KJB Law Firm. Art assumed a reduced role, working three to four days a week in an “of counsel” position. In 2011, KJB Law Firm relocated to Lynnfield, Massachusetts.
Art’s practice, from 1969 to date, has focused on business, banking, municipal, construction, estate planning and probate law. From 2001 through 2014, Art was an adjunct law professor at Suffolk University Law School, where he taught a popular self-designed course on municipal law and public policy.
Melanie L. F. Gulden, Esq.
Attorney Melanie L.F. Gulden’s area of practice focuses on Estate Planning, including Estate, Tax, and Elder Law planning for individuals and families; Estate Administration, including probate matters, estate and gift returns, business succession planning and transactions and real estate planning transactions. Attorney Gulden graduated from Boston University (B.A. cum laude) and Suffolk University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, LL.M in Taxation, cum laude). She is an active member of the Boston Bar Association and the MCLE, New England and is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.
Attorney Gulden is also an adjunct professor at Suffolk University School of Law and College of Arts and Sciences where she teaches Trusts and Estates and Legal Writing and Research.