R. Kirk Fallis , LL.B., M.A., LL.M.
KIRK FALLIS LL.B, M.A., LL.M., is an attorney mediator who previously worked as corporate counsel for London Life and A.G.F. providing advice to policyholders in the area of investments, estate, and retirement planning. Prior to joining Diane Neumann & Associates, Kirk was an attorney in the California Superior Court, where he developed and implemented guidelines to assist judges to effectively and efficiently managing cases through the mediation process. Kirk also worked for the Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution, providing mediation and training for the Superior Court as well as state agencies.
Kirk has completed an advanced law degree in International Law from Golden Gate School of Law in San Francisco and he completed postgraduate course work in negotiation and mediation at Harvard University. He has published in the Journal of Social Issues in the area of intransigent interpersonal and organizational conflict. Kirk is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, the State Bar of California and the Law Society of Upper Canada, where he has been licensed to practice law since 1992. In addition, Kirk holds a Masters degree from the Program in Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Upon relocating from California to Boston, Kirk joined Diane Neumann & Associates. Kirk's mediation expertise has long been established, with his years of experience in the field prior to joining the firm. His strong area of interest is real estate with special knowledge of buy-outs, sales, and tax consequences. Kirk has expertise in drafting child support orders within the Child Support Guidelines, as well as legally approved deviation from these Massachusetts Guidelines. Another area of Kirk’s expertise is retirement plans, including both defined benefit and defined contribution plans. He is adept at understanding and extracting the significant aspects of 403(b)s, 401(k)s, tax deferred annuities, retirement savings plans, TIAA-CREF and military retirement plans, as well as federal, state, and municipal retirement plans.
Kirk is the proud father of a little boy born June 4th, 2007, and a little girl born August 1st, 2008.