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

Few of life's challenges are as difficult and personal as those that arise in the areas of divorce, family building, and real estate. Complex and emotional problems can create enormous stress, often clouding your ability to make sound decisions for you, your spouse, and your children.

Kelly Bonnevie, Lisa Marino and Lisa Wilson of the law firm Wilson, Marino and Bonnevie, PC in Newton Massachusetts

Wilson, Marino & Bonnevie, P.C. is a small firm of 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. Each step along the way I will 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.”

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, alimony, 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, litigating partition actions and representing buyers, sellers and lenders throughout the Commonwealth.

During her career, Lisa has received advanced training as a mediator and conciliator, and in the innovative field of Collaborative Law. She frequently provides conciliation services to her family law colleagues seeking to resolve their client’s disputes in a cost-efficient manner. She provides mediation and collaborative law services to clients who wish to resolve their delicate and complicated legal issues without litigation and 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.

She is a frequent speaker on family law matters for MCLE 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, discovery master, and attorney for the child in contested family law cases.

Since 2009, 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.

In 2015, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly named Lisa one of the “Top Women of Law.” In addition, she has been selected for inclusion in the annual edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” since 2016. This distinction is bestowed upon the most esteemed in the legal profession, and only recognizes the top 4% of attorneys in the country.

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:
    • Former Co-chair, Family Law Section
    • Member, Family Law Section Steering Committee: 2010 to present
  • 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
  • Attorney Representing Children (ARC) Program
  • Suffolk County SERV Program
  • The Judge Abber we CAN Settle Initiative

Awards:

  • Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America since 2016
  • Named "Top Women of Law," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2015
  • 2015 Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award bestowed through the Mass LGBTQ Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, Top Women Lawyers since 2009

Publications:

  • LexisNexis Practice Guide: Massachusetts Family Law, Chapter 13, Same-Sex Dissolution Issues (2016)
Lisa Marino

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.”

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. Lisa recognizes that divorce and custody involve significantly more than legal issues and is compassionate and pragmatic when working with her clients as they go through these challenging life events. When going to court is necessary, Lisa draws upon her three decades of experience in litigating matters and her experience with the court system to advocate convincingly for her clients' interests.

In addition to divorce, custody, paternity, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, contempts, and modifications, Lisa also represents individuals and couples who wish to create their families through adoption or assisted reproduction technology (ART) law. Since 2011, Lisa has been a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA), a highly selective international association of approximately 470 attorneys dedicated to the ethical and up-to-date legal practices involved in building families through adoption and ART law. Lisa represents prospective adoptive parents as they navigate through the adoption process, handling both uncontested adoption matters and also litigating contested adoptions. In addition, Lisa advises clients on ART matters through drafting and negotiating surrogacy and donor agreements, and represents intended parents in parentage actions. 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
  • Dual Fellow, Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA)
  • Founding member, American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL), New England Chapter, 2014
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Greater Boston Family Law Inn of Court

Experience:

  • 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
  • Handled complex, multi-party contested adoption litigation
  • Negotiated surrogacy agreements (gestational and traditional) and donor agreements
  • Trained mediator experienced in working directly with parties, and with counsel and parties
  • Trained and experienced in Collaborative Law matters focusing on divorce and paternity

Publications:

  • Adoption and Reproductive Technology Law in Massachusetts, (MCLE,2018), Editor
  • LexisNexis Practice Guide: Massachusetts Family Law, Chapter 9, Adoption (2015)

Awards:

  • Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, 2022
  • Chosen for Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyers
  • Selected as one of the Top Women of Law, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2017
  • Angel in Adoption, nominated by Senator Elizabeth Warren and awarded by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute 2016

Speaking Engagements:

  • MCLE, Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop and Practicing with Professionalism
  • Resolve New England Conference Donor Conception: Practice and Legal Issues
  • Boston Bar Association: Post-Divorce Legal Issues
  • Resolve Seminar: Legal Questions re: Surrogacy
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.”

Named a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's “Lawyer of the Year” in 2006 and honored as one of the “Top Women in the Law” in 2016, Kelly primarily handles real estate matters. For over two decades, Kelly has represented buyers, sellers, and lenders in residential real estate transactions. She counsels clients regarding real estate ownership agreements, dissolution agreements, condominium conversions, investment properties and jointly owned vacation properties. She has also been named a New England and Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” for many years. Originally from Portland, Maine, Kelly lives in Boston with her wife and has three children.

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
  • Mass. Bar Association High School Mock Trial Volunteer Coach 2014-2019
  • Member of the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association 2000-present
  • Dartmouth Lawyers Association 1992-present
  • Park School Corporation, Brookline, MA—parent representative 2018-present
  • Community Servings, Jamaica Plain—volunteer 2014-present

Awards:

  • Named “Lawyer of the Year,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2006
  • Named "Top Women of Law," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2016
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer

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)
  • Profiled in “Grit: the Secret to Advancement—Stories of Successful Women Lawyers” (ABA, 2017)
Elizabeth S. March

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Elizabeth S. March

Elizabeth S. March is an associate at Wilson Marino & Bonnevie P.C., representing clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, paternity, child support, contempts, modifications, mediation and name changes. She is experienced at working with parents of transgender or gender non-conforming youth. Her practice also involves securing and protecting families through adoption and assisted reproductive technology law. Elizabeth was previously an associate at Kauffman Crozier LLP, focusing on issues involving LGBT families. During law school, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Angela M. Ordoñez, formerly Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. She was recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Elizabeth is originally from Mount Desert Island, Maine and lives with her family, including her three sons under the age of 6, in Jamaica Plain.

Bar Admission:

  • Massachusetts, 2013

Education:

  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D. 2013
  • King’s College London, UK, B.A. 2008
  • Le Cordon Bleu London Culinary Institute, London, UK, 2005

Professional Associations and Selected Professional Development:

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
  • RESOLVE New England
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
Leah H. Tedesco

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Leah H. Tedesco

Leah is an associate at Wilson Marino & Bonnevie P.C., representing clients in all areas of family law and residential real estate. Her practice includes divorce, custody, paternity, child support, contempt, modifications, and adoption matters. Additionally, she represents buyers, sellers, and lenders in all aspects of residential real estate transactions. Leah previously worked as an appellate litigation attorney and assisted veterans in their appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. During law school, Leah served as a law clerk for the Honorable Nathaniel M. Gorton of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, was a student advisor at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and interned at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in the Child Protection Unit. Leah also assisted clients with their clemency petitions while interning at Dentons US LLP.

Bar Admission:

  • Massachusetts, 2017
  • Illinois, 2016

Education:

  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D. 2016
  • Brandeis University, M.A. 2016
  • Ithaca College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2011

Professional Associations and Selected Professional Development:

  • Member, Real Estate Bar Association
  • Pro bono attorney, Women’s Law Foundation
  • Admitted to the United States of Appeal for Veterans Claims
Christine M. Ostrow

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Christine M. Ostrow

Christine M. Ostrow is a paralegal at Wilson Marino & Bonnevie P.C., having joined the firm in 2006. Chris assists in all areas of family law and real estate. Prior to joining the firm, Chris worked for a local attorney as a paralegal. Chris attended Johnston College at the University of Redlands in California. Originally from Hilo, Hawaii, Chris lives with her family in Newton. She enjoys long walks on the beach and dancing in the rain.

Mary Keough

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Mary Keough

Mary Keough is a Legal Assistant at Wilson, Marino & Bonnevie, P.C., having joined the firm in 2020. Mary assists in all areas of family law and real estate. Prior to joining the firm, Mary worked as a paralegal for a local personal injury firm. Mary is a Boston native and graduated from Boston Latin School in 2015. She then attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst honors program and graduated with a degree in Political Science and Sociology in 2019. With the experience she gains here at Wilson, Marino & Bonnevie, P.C., Mary hopes to one day further her education in law school.

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
Wilson Marino and Bonnevie Law firm in Newton MA

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.

For better GPS directions please use our building’s alternate address of 449 Newtonville Avenue, Newtonville, MA.

Wilson Marino & Bonnevie Front Entrance on Newtonville Avenue