58 Years of Experience

Roger B. Leland

President

ROGER B. LELAND is President of the firm. He received both his L.L.B. and his B.A. from the University of Kentucky and was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1954. He served three years as a Captain in the U. S. Army Judge Advocate General Corp. and received and H onorable Discharge in 1957. That same year, he returned to his hometown of Northborough, Massachusetts, was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, and began his practice. Roger is also licensed to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court , the Court of Military Appeals, and the U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Worcester Bar Association.

In 1988, Roger received his Master’s Degree in Banking Law from Boston University. Formerly a Vice-President of the Westborough Bank, he served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Long-Range Planning Committee and retired in 2005 as Chairman of the Board of Directors. After Westborough Bank merged with Hudson Savings Bank in 2007, he became a Trustee Emeritus of the newly formed Avidia Bank.

Roger is also the owner and President of the Board of Directors of the Leland Insurance Agency, Inc., a company founded by his father in 1921.

A third generation resident of Northborough, Roger is a member of the Long-Range Financial Planning Committee for the Town. This post is the most recent of many elected and appointed positions he has held over the last thirty years.

Jeffrey B. Leland

Vice President

JEFFREY B. LELAND is Vice President of the firm. A life-long resident of Northborough, Jeff graduated from Bates College in 1987. After taking a sabbatical of one year to teach high school students in Japan, he attended the University of Kentucky College of Law and received his J.D. in 1991. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in December 1991 and the U. S. Court of Appeals in 1992. In 2008, Jeff received his Masters of Law in Estate Planning and Elder Law from Western New England College of Law.

His professional memberships include the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Worcester Bar Association. He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder-Law Attorneys and the Massachusetts Academy of Elder-Law Attorneys, as well as the Real Estate Bar Association.

Jeff is particularly qualified to serve the needs of senior citizens. He is a two time past President of the Board of Directors of BayPath Elder Services, Inc., a home care company funded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and an Aging Services Access Point (ASAP). He was the former Chair of the Building Committee for the new Northborough Senior Center which opened in 2008. He is a former member of the Council on Aging as well as a Friend of the Council on Aging.

Presently, Jeff serves on the Planning Board of a Village Corporation in Freeport, Maine, as well as on the Zoning Board of Appeals in his home town of Northborough.

Jeff is also onwer and Vice President of the Leland Insurance Agency, Inc., a company founded by his grandfather.
Jeff is currently privileged to serve as an Incorporator, Director, and Trustee of Avidia Bank, which was formed in 2007 with the merger of Westborough Bank and Hudson Savings Bank.

In 1988, Roger received his Master’s Degree in Banking Law from Boston University. Formerly a Vice-President of the Westborough Bank, he served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Long-Range Planning Committee and retired in 2005 as Chairman of the Board of Directors. After Westborough Bank merged with Hudson Savings Bank in 2007, he became a Trustee Emeritus of the newly formed Avidia Bank.

Roger is also the owner and President of the Board of Directors of the Leland Insurance Agency, Inc., a company founded by his father in 1921.

A third generation resident of Northborough, Roger is a member of the Long-Range Financial Planning Committee for the Town. This post is the most recent of many elected and appointed positions he has held over the last thirty years.

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