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About Me

Attorney Marco A. Schiavo is one of the founding partners of Simmons & Schiavo, LLP.  Marco’s focus is in estate planning with an emphasis on creditor protection, probate avoidance, estate tax reduction and business succession planning.  In his representation of families through probate administration, he has personally witnessed the impact that the lack of an estate plan or a poorly drafted estate plan can have on loved ones.  These experiences constantly reaffirm his strong belief in the countless benefits of a trust-based estate plan.  His trust planning provides a comprehensive set of instructions to maintain control of assets as long as his clients are able, creates a smooth transition in the event of disability and provides privacy and ease of property distribution (or further creditor protected trusts for future generations).  This is done without delay and oversight from the probate court. 

Marco speaks Italian and Spanish fluently, has been a co-host and panelist at Spanish-speaking seminars and has been a guest speaker on Spanish radio discussing various legal topics. At Suffolk University Law School, Marco focused his law school studies on Estate Planning and Real Estate Law.  Prior to law school, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Babson College with a double major in Finance and International Business Studies. He is a member of the Massachusetts Guardianship Association, was admitted to practice in Massachusetts State Courts in 2001 and is licensed to practice in the United States Federal District Court.

He lives in Walpole with his wife and two young daughters.  Since Marco has a love of  languages and learning about different cultures, he enjoys traveling.  His other interests include reading, hiking and most of all, spending time with his family.  


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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English, Italian

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Practice Areas


  1. Estate Planning: 80%
  2. Probate: 10%
  3. Real Estate: 10%



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Kenneth Joseph Simmons

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    Kenneth Simmons Estate Planning Attorney
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Contact Info

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP

398 Pleasant Street
Suite 200
Malden, MA, 02148



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateLaw Offices of Joseph D. Cataldo, PC2002 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Wealth CounselMember2014 - Present
Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, Practice of Law by Non-Lawyers CommitteeMember2002 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Babson CollegeFinance/Investments and International Business StudiesBS-Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trilogy Financial ServicesStandalone Retirement Trusts2014