Army & Roche
Complex Business & Family Law Litigation™
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Your Legal Team

Army & Roche attorneys have over 100 years combined experience and long track records of success in a variety of cases, including family, business, real estate, probate and appellate. Each of our attorneys has their own specialty and focuses on his or her own practice area, but we are extremely collaborative so we always have the right person ready to jump in on any clients’ case when needed.

Our team approach ensures that you receive the best counsel throughout every step of your case. Army & Roche has been widely recognized as one of the region’s top practices, including being honored by Top Attorneys of North America, Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Who’s Who for Top Lawyers and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for Top Defense Verdicts of the Year. We’re proud to be recognized by our peers and even prouder of the talent and experience we are able to bring to your case.



Lawrence F. Army, Jr., Esq. 

Divorce and family court matters can often get complicated. Very complicated.

And when they do, there’s no one in the field more prepared to guide you through than Lawrence F. Army Jr.

Larry has been a leader in the family law field in Massachusetts for the past 20 years, earning several top attorney awards and a reputation for finding solutions that put the best needs of children first – in even the most complicated divorce and custody cases.


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Joseph D. Roche, Esq. 

When dealing with family legal issues, sensitivity and compassion are of the utmost priority. These are obligations that Joseph D. Roche takes very personally and seriously in his work every day.

A graduate of University of Massachusetts- Amherst, Joe graduated cum laude in 2008 from Suffolk University Law School, where he received a trustee’s scholarship. He started his legal career in Worcester where he was quickly noticed by Larry Army and recruited for the firm.

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Lawrence F. Army, Sr., Esq. 

The elder statesman of the firm, Larry Army Sr. is an experienced attorney who specializes in business law and bankruptcy cases.

A U.S. Army veteran who served as a medic in Vietnam, Larry Sr. began his legal career in 1973 after graduating with honors from Suffolk University Law School, where he served on the Law Review. He passed the Massachusetts Bar in 1973 and was admitted to the U.S. Federal Court bar the same year. Known statewide for his real estate knowledge, Larry has successfully represented major lending institutions and government agencies throughout the commonwealth. In addition to real estate law, he specializes in bankruptcy, estate planning and business transactions and litigation.

Larry is an invaluable resource for our clients as he advises the family and business law divisions on the complexities of real estate, land, bankruptcy and other issues. He is a land court title examiner and has been a court-appointed commissioner in real estate and land cases in probate, superior and land court.

An avid golfer, voracious reader and doting grandfather, Larry was the chairman of Grafton Zoning Board of Appeals and served as an elected member of the Grafton School Committee.

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Shaina M. Lefkowitz, Esq. 

The newest member of the Army & Roche team, Shaina Lefkowitz has a passion for human rights and social justice that she brings to her work in our family law and business practices.

A graduate of Bentley University and Suffolk University Law School, Shaina was chief managing editor of the school’s Transnational Law Review. In her role at the Transnational Law Review, she researched and wrote about human rights violations in the International Olympic Committee, which sparked her interest in family law.

She passed the bar exam in 2015 and began her career working as a compliance officer for State Street Global Advisors, working to ensure the institution met all federal securities regulations. In that role, she developed a tenacity in researching complex business and regulatory issues – skills that serve our clients well in challenging cases.

Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Shaina handles a variety of cases, including divorce, child custody and alimony. Due to her background in banking and finance, Shaina concentrates on the financial aspects of divorce, making sure our clients’ economic interests are always well protected.

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Laura B. Barletta

A former prosecutor with extensive trial experience, Laura brings a unique level of understanding of complex family law issues that is a coveted benefit for our firm and our clients.

A graduate of Endicott College, where she majored in criminal justice and psychology, she continued her education and earned her law degree from New England School of Law. Upon graduation she worked for four years as an assistant district attorney under Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.

In the DA’s office, she supervised the domestic violence unit and saw firsthand the wreckage that is often associated with contentious divorces. She also dealt extensively with substance abuse and addiction, custody issues, physical abuse and financial malfeasance. She prosecuted felonies and misdemeanors and developed strong litigation skills, including trying many cases before juries.

In addition to her courtroom work, she volunteered in the Lawrence Public School system, teaching mock trial courses to children. She found this work rewarding because many of the children she worked with came from families that were dealing with significant challenges including legal, financial and personal.

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William N. Kring, Esq., CPA 

Whether it’s a divorce, a bankruptcy, a new business or estate planning, chances are there will be tax implications and in William N. Kring, we have one of the state’s top tax attorneys.

With two decades of experience both as an attorney and a certified public accountant, Bill is an expert in tax law, multi-state and international tax issues, business law, bankruptcy and domestic law. He is a member of the Massachusetts bar and is also licensed to practice in federal tax and district court in Massachusetts. He has extensive experience representing clients involved in civil and criminal tax disputes, including IRS audits and litigation, business tax law, criminal tax law, and cases before the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

Bill has been an appointed receiver for the Massachusetts Superior Court and has served as a trustee for the state Probate Court. He has also been an expert witness in state and federal court on tax and business-related issues. Having him on our team gives our clients an expert in the field of tax law to protect their interests, ensure compliance and provide advice when making decisions that will surely impact the lives of you and your loved ones.

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Lucia A. Strout 

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