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Stephen A. Unsworth

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate

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Stephen A. Unsworth
has over 30 years of experience in estate planning and business law.  Stephen directs the Legacy Wealth Planning group and devotes his practice primarily to estate planning, elder law, asset protection and business law.His mission is to provide quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Medicaid and Special Needs Planning and Family Limited Partnerships.


Stephen was previously a member of the Board of Governors for the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA), a national membership organization serving the needs of legal professionals concentrating on estate planning. 


Through the Academy's comprehensive training and educational programs on state-of-the-art estate planning law and techniques, the AAEPA fosters excellence in estate planning among its members and helps them deliver the highest possible service to their clients. 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Estate Planning: 60%
    37 years
  2. Elder Law: 30%
    37 years
  3. Probate: 10%
    37 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Ellen B. LaPlante

    Stephen Unsworth truly knows how to help a client find the best plan to fit their needs. He takes the time to listen and consider the client's wishes when putting together a customized Estate or Medicaid Plan.

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    Ellen LaPlante Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Michelle P. Biddinger

    I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning.

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    Michelle Biddinger Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

26 Railroad Ave
Essex Junction, VT, 05482

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MEActive198506/16/2015
VTAuthorized to practice law197704/30/2010

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Vermont Business LawyersVermont Business Magazine2014
Super LawyerEngland Super Lawyer Magazine2014
Top Vermont Business LawyersVermont Business Magazine2013
Super LawyerEngland Super Lawyer Magazine2013
Top Vermont Business LawyersVermont Business Magazine2012
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyer Magazine2011
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyer Magazine2010
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyer Magazine2009
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyer Magazine2008
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyer Magazine2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerUnsworth Law2011 - Present
PartnerUnsworth & Barra PLC1993 - 2012

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Vermont Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Vermont Bar Association­ Probate & Trust SectionMember2009 - Present
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2001 - Present
Chittenden County Bar AssociationPast President1977 - Present
Vermont Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maine State Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of Maine, OronoPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Vermont Bar AssociationTrust and Estate Planning and Administration2014
National Business InstituteTrust 1012014
National Business InstitutePractical Guide to Probate2014
National Business InstituteVermont Practical Guide to Estate Planning2014
National Business InstituteDrafting Effective Wills and Trust2013
National Business InstituteResolving Estate Wills and Trust contests2013
NBIProbate process from Start to Finish2012
NBITrust Administration2011
National Business InstituteDrafing Effective Wills and Trusts2011
National Business InstituteFundamentals of Trust Administration2010
National Business InstituteDrafting Effective Wills and Trusts2009
Institute for Paralegal EducatingEthical Perils in the Probate Process for Paralegals2009
National Business InstituteEthical Perils in the Probate Process for Paralegals2008
National Business InstituteOddities and Challenges in Probate Law2008
National Business InstituteThe Probate Process from Start to Finish for Paralegals2008
Lorman Education ServicesLandlord-Tenant Law in Vermont2008
Institute for Paralegal EducatingParalegal Ethics: Perils in the Probate Process2008
National Business InstituteThe Probate Process from Start to Finish2007