We provide our clients with peace of mind.

The attorneys at Squillace & Associates, P.C. are here to handle all the various planning needs during life, disability and at death – so your important affairs are in order when it matters most. Whether you’re in need of a basic estate plan, something more complex such as international estate planning or are looking for assistance with probate and trust settlement, we can help.


Practice Areas

Life Planning

Elder Law & Disability, Home Health Care, Disability & Medicaid, Young Adults & College Students, Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Wisdom Transfer.

Estate Planning

Wills & Revocable Trusts, Charitable Giving, Planning for Pets and Trust Funding.

Estate, Gift & GST Taxes

Transfer Taxes, as they apply to federal and Massachusetts estate planning situations.

Advanced Estate Planning

Wealth Transfer Process, Asset Protection, Irrevocable Trusts and Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts.

Probate & Estate Administration

Settling the estate of a loved one after they have passed away.

Business Planning

General Counsel Services, Establishing a Business, Succession Planning, International Business and Data Privacy.

Urgent Planning

Emergency/concierge level estate planning in times of crisis, or when death is imminent.


Dealing in sensitive subjects can often give rise to conflict between people.

Practice Concentrations

Our planning isn’t “one size fits all” – we know that unique situations require unique solutions.


LGBTQ people, including gay and lesbian couples, often have different and unique needs when it comes to Life and Estate planning.

International Estate & Business Planning

Many people have an “international connection” which can — even inadvertently — have a significant impact on even the most detailed and well-thought out life and estate plans.

Attorneys, Physicians, Business Owners & Executives

For certain professionals, this discussion often moves beyond who gets what, when, and how, and should include considerations specific to their profession.

Independent Trustees

Choosing the responsible party to administer your estate or settle your trust after you’re gone is among the most important decisions anyone will make.

Beyond the Balance Sheet

Scott E. Squillace, Esq., AEP® featured on Beyond The Balance Sheet
Scott was recently featured on the podcast, Beyond The Balance Sheet, with hosts Diana Clark & Arden O’Connor. In this episode, he shares insight on complex estate plans related to impaired beneficiaries.


Firm News

Under President Biden’s “Billionaire Minimum Income Tax” proposal, individuals with a net worth of more than $100 million would at death be paying what amounts to a double tax on capital gains, according to Scott. Read the full article at ThinkAdvisor to understand what this means and, more importantly, whether or not Scott believes this will become law.

Our Latest Articles

While experiencing the joy on your grandchild’s face when they open a new doll or new race car is immeasurable, it is not uncommon to want to leave more substantial and meaningful gifts to your grandchildren.

Most parents have carefully considered what values they want to instill upon their children, but you may not realize that establishing a trust can allow you to essentially parent from beyond the grave.

There is no substitute for the guidance and support you can provide for your child. However, you may be surprised to learn that there are ways to guide them, even in your absence.

A flawed estate plan has the potential to breed conflict, mistrust, and financial turmoil among your beneficiaries in several ways.

As summer approaches and open waters beckon, it is important to consider a unique aspect of estate planning that can often be overlooked—your boats and watercraft.

Your relationship with your parents and with your own children is important for several reasons, including developing an effective estate plan.

Estate plans remain effective as long as they accurately reflect a client’s circumstances and current state and federal tax law.

Etiquette can play a role in estate planning – a well-crafted estate plan ensures that your wishes are respected and that your loved ones are taken care of.

Featured Videos

Scott recently discussed some of the unique aspects of the estate planning process that impact same sex couples and non-traditional families.


Experienced and thorough. Thoughtful and kind. Anticipating your needs and responsive to your inquiries. Simply the BEST!

Very happy with our estate planning experience – the entire office staff was professional, attentive and welcoming. Attention to detail was excellent.

To state that I was ‘satisfied’ with the counsel I received, would be a gross understatement.

Boston Estate Planning Council

Independent Trustee Alliance

The American College of Trust and Estate Council

Wealth Counsel

International Advisory Experts

Super Lawyers – Scott E. Squillace

Super Lawyers – Brett J. Barthelmeh

Super Lawyers – Heather A. Reid

Best of the Best Attorneys

We are licensed in other jurisdictions and work with other attorneys nationally via our network.

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