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About Attorney Ismail

A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston College Law School, Hilmy Ismail has practiced law in the Attleboro area since 1992.


Hilmy is a native of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and a naturalized American citizen. He came to the United States in 1975, enrolling at MIT a year later.  After graduation, he first worked in the field of econometrics, developing statistical models for use in forecasting economic variables. As a result, he developed an interest in the law of taxation and went to work for a large Boston law firm before entering Boston College Law School in 1989. 


During law school Hilmy conducted research for a tax law professor, served as Executive Editor of a law review, and published a note on the doctrine of forum non conveniens  (Latin for "forum that is not convenient ") in the federal courts. He was also an executive editor of the Boston College Third World Law Journal.


After law school, he opened a practice in Attleboro. His focus is on tax law, elder law and bankruptcy, and his extensive experience allows him to offer clients sophisticated advice and representation in these areas.


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