Jeffrey P. Guevin

Principal & Attorney

Otter Creek Law Jeffrey P. Guevin

I was born and raised in Arizona and am something of a perpetual student, having earned a B.A. in International Relations and a Master of Urban Affairs from Boston University, and studied at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, the Community College of Vermont (accounting) and Arizona State University (electrical engineering).

Among other experiences, I worked on programs and policy in Massachusetts state government and spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa, where I helped found a locally-funded credit union that has gone from around 30 members to over 900. I took the Law School Admission Test in Ghana and returned to the United States in 2009. In 2012, I interned at the Vermont Superior Court – Environmental Division and graduated cum laude from Vermont Law School, where in my third year I taught legal writing as a Dean’s Fellow. I then joined Pratt Vreeland Kennelly Martin and White, Ltd. here in Rutland, as an elder-law associate and focused on elder law and property issues, including estate planning (including Medicaid, Veterans’ benefits, and special needs), trusts, probate, and real estate.

I enjoy working with people to solve problems that arise from the complex relationships between people and property (real, personal, and intellectual [trademarks, copyright]), divorce, taxes, business organization and succession (corporations & LLC’s), as well as family farms.


Community Service

I am a past president of the Vermont Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (2017-2018) and adhere to the NAELA Aspirational Standards for elder law attorneys.


  • President, Rotary Club of Rutland (2019-2020)
  • Board Member, Habitat for Humanity of Rutland County
  • Member, Vermont Planners Association
  • Chair, Brandon Planning Commission (former)
  • Town Agent and Grand Juror, Town of Brandon (former)

Court Admissions & Professional Memberships

  • Admitted to practice in all Vermont State courts 
  • Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Vermont (federal court) 
  • Admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court. 
  • Rutland County Bar Association 
  • Vermont Bar Association  
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) 
  • Joan Loring Wing Chapter of the American Inns of Court

Education

Boston University (Boston, MA)

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations;

Minor in Religion 


Boston University (Boston, MA)

Master of Urban Affairs 


Vermont Law School (South Royalton, VT)

Juris Doctor

Publications

Dealing with Data: Coming to Terms with Digital Estates, Vermont Bar Journal, Fall 2014, at 32.

Lectures

  • NBI CLE Seminar on the topics of business succession, planning, and choice of fiduciary (2018).
  • Rutland County Bar Association annual probate law update (2018).

Profiles & Social Media

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