Joe Carreiro, Jr.

Let me introduce myself….

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I have always seen myself as a person who is not about fancy clothes or fancy things. I come from a blue collar Portuguese family. My grandparents were first generation immigrants who worked hard at many jobs to earn a living wage. My father was a teamster, and worked as a laborer his whole life. Me, I grew up in a blue collar city, (Somerville, Massachusetts), and have tried hard not to forget my roots.

It may sound cliché, but I am a “people person,” who enjoys working as part of a team and works to make a difference in the world.


I graduated from University of Massachusetts-Boston in 1992 and obtained my law degree, (J.D.), from Franklin Pierce Law Center, (University of New Hampshire Law School),  in Concord, New Hampshire in 1996.  Neither of these schools may be high profile (again, I’m not about the fancy stuff), but both introduced me to people, ideas, values, and experiences that I would not trade for anything. When I think of where I came from, and where I chose to gain my education, I consider them priceless.

Law Experience

After law school, I began a solo law practice, working in the Probate and Family Court(s); performing buyer and seller purchase and sale & conveyancing work , (including performing real estate title examinations and resolving title issues); individual and small business income tax planning and preparation; and lastly working with individuals representing them before administrative boards, such as the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service.

Later, I continued work as a sole practitioner, focusing my practice in real estate and immigration law and developed my elder-disability law and estate planning practices in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  I also served as a guardian ad litem for the Massachusetts Probate & Family Court, as an investigator, reviewer and court-appointed fiduciary.

These experiences, too, reminded me of what I wanted to do: work as part of a team and and make a difference in the world.

Making a Difference

In 2008, I left the practice of law. I had lost my way, and although it took a lot of soul searching to discover it, I realized that I forgotten many of the reasons I went to law school and more importantly, the ideals which inspired me in that decision.  I began a business to develop and implement a broad spectrum of services as a consultant and advocate for small businesses and families.  In forming Nakata Consulting, my mission became to serve others by offering solutions, strategies, and support.

Through implementing and developing customized strategies for individuals and small businesses, I work to build relationships in a world that is increasingly impersonal and transactional.

I’ve Been There, Too

050 joe at nakata-200In addition to my work with Nakata Consulting, I work full-time each day to be a good husband and a dad to my family: my wife and three children. In my business, I work hard hard to develop solutions for my clients, and my family inspires me to make sure that those solutions are not absent from my own life.

As many parents understand, it is just as important to support my family emotionally, as it is to provide for them financially. I know the challenges of balancing work and family life, caring for loved ones, and parenting children of different needs and challenges. My family and mentors have taught me not to strive for perfection, but to work hard to overcome challenges and succeed at the life that you want, the goals you value.

This is the message I want to bring: hard work, trust, and patience will help you find the solutions you are looking for.  Part of finding that balance is to find the things, places, and people and make solutions available to you.

That is what Nakata Consulting is all about.

Headshot by Sharona Jacobs Photography