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Marvin S Silver

Estate planning Attorney at Westborough, MA

4.9   14 reviews

Licensed for 44 years

About Marvin

Learn Marvin’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    The preparation of wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, health care proxies, and other documents for the planned transfer and distribution of property, and the administration of estates and trusts.

    45 years

  2. Probate
    20%
    The administration of estates of the deceased, including the allowance of Wills and the appointment of executors and administrators.

    45 years

  3. Trusts
    20%
    The creation of revocable and irrevocable trusts in connection with estate planning.

    45 years

  4. Elder law
    10%
    The preparation of wills, trusts, health care proxies, durable powers of attorney, and other documents, and the proviision of advice and other services for elderly clients.

Marvin concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, tax and elder law. He assists clients by creating estate planning documents such as wills, trusts, health care proxies, and durable powers of attorney, in order to distribute their property and appoint fiduciaries to oversee estate and trust administration. The estate plans range from simple wills to complex tax-minimization trusts and other devices.

Additionally, Marvin advises clients in the creation of business entities such as corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships, and prepares documents relating to those types of entities. He also provides counsel on succession planning issues and asset protection strategies.

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Licensed for 44 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1977
Updated 09/19/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Nikki | January 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Marvin!
Marvin helped my husband and me with our estate planning and establishing our trust. He was always articulate explaining our options and we felt he provided very practical, intelligent guidance on the best course of action for our family. His attention to detail made sure we not only had all the documents we needed but also allowed us to give the appropriate thought into how we wanted our estate to be structured. We really appreciated his tax law expertise as it related to our trust. Despite the pandemic, Marvin made the estate planning and trust formation process enjoyable; we felt we were in good hands throughout the entire process. He and his staff made it safe and easy to meet, and he was very responsive and accommodating to any questions or requests. We would highly recommend Marvin for any estate and trust needs and are grateful that he was recommended to us.
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Posted by JOHN | July 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Personal Estate Planning
My wife and I were extremely pleased with the representation provided by Attorney Silver. Marvin was most thorough in his explanation of all details of estate planning, thus allowing us to choose the best plan for our purpurses. In particular, Marvin has a unique expertise in tax law that was invaluable to us as we sorted through the tax implications of estate planning. Marvin is personable, professional, detail oriented and trustworthy. When the time comes for an update of our estate plan, we will be working again with Marvin.
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Posted by Tyson | July 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Really Enjoyed Working with Marvin on our Wills
It what can often be a difficult conversation (estate planning and wills), Marvin was a fantastic resource and made sure we were thinking about things in a thoughtful and complete manner. Further, during this pandemic, he made working with him and his team easy and safe. For instance, since we could not do the final signing electronically, he arranged for us to do it in the parking lot of his office - a very creative solution that left us feeling safe but accomplished what we had to. Marvin was exceptionally easy to work with, professional and always looking out for us. We've already recommended him to all of our friends who do not yet have wills!
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Posted by David | February 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent estate attorney
Marvin is a very knowledgeable attorney who guided my wife and I through the estate planning process. Although it's evident that he has a very thorough knowledge of estate law, he explained the process to us in a way that was easy for us to understand and made himself readily available to answer questions that we had for him. We will definitely employ his assistance for any future needs, and would recommend him to anyone looking for a smooth estate planning process!
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Posted by John | November 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Vice President, International Marketing Div., GTECH Corp. (Ret 2012)
In the Spring of 2019, I realized I was in need of a new Estate Plan. The one I had was not aligned well with my current personal and financial profile. Based on the recommendation of a friend, I reached out to Marvin Silver and scheduled an introductory meeting. That meeting took place May 30, 2019 with Marvin and myself. The purpose of the meeting was to certainly get to know each other, and to help me identify my goals, my wishes for the creation an Estate Plan. For me, the two most memorable recollections from that first encounter were: 1. I quickly realized Marvin possessed excellent listening skills...there was nothing I said that he passed over in a lightly manner...I was given ample time to develop my thoughts and wishes. 2. Marvin's "professional patience"! That is, I know there were more that a few instances where I asked the same question more than once. He always took the time to explain matters, again patiently. A second meeting took place on July 02, 2019. My wife H. joined us for that meeting. In retrospect I wish I had included H. in the first meeting as, my lack of doing so, forced Marvin to cover areas, again, for H's benefit. After the meeting, H and I both agreed that Marvin was the individual we needed to work with for our estate plan. Highly knowledgeable, professional, all presented in a patient manner! In August 2019, H and I received a draft copy of our Estate Plan which we reviewed. On September 17, 2019 a meeting with Marvin, H and myself took place to review the draft and make final edits. As I recall, the number of edits were 2 or 3, and minor in nature. This, I attribute to the quality of the up front prep work Marvin took H and I through, and again, the manner in which he did so! On October 04, 2019 we reconvened at Marvin's office and signed our new Estate Plan. We are most happy with it. Thank you Marvin for being our knowledgeable and patient guide through the process!
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Posted by William | August 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Would recommend Mr. Marvin Silver without reservation ...
I would recommend Mr. Marvin Silver without reservation to anyone considering Estate Planning services. My wife and I knew that at this time in our lives we needed to rework our Wills, which were 30 years old and very much out-of-date, but didn’t know where to start or whom to see. Then, an acquaintance of mine mentioned that he and his wife had recently gone through the Estate Planning process with Mr. Marvin Silver, were very pleased with his services, and recommended that we should contact Mr. Silver. Upon initial contact, Marvin provided us with a questionnaire, requesting that we document our current finances, family situation, and hopes for the future. This provided a starting point for our initial meeting with Marvin, during which he reviewed our situation, indicated options we should consider, recommended documents to be prepared, and explained the associated fees. Throughout the process, Marvin guided us through many available options with great detail, explained the positives and negatives, and provided advice, which allowed us to reach informed decisions for ourselves. We were soon provided with draft documents to review, and modify as we felt appropriate. However, Mr. Silver had so carefully listened to our concerns and paid thorough attention to details during our discussions that no updates or modifications were needed – the documents were as we desired the first time. We received a joint Declaration of Homestead, and two each of: Last Wills and Testaments, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, HIPAA authorization forms. We were also advised regarding modifications which might be desirable in several years, as our personal situations change and evolve. When the time is appropriate, we certainly intend to contact Mr. Silver again, as we were completely satisfied with his professional, and personal, approach to our needs.
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Posted by Nancy and Allen | June 19, 2019
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This is the lawyer you want to go to for estate planning!
We had been putting off estate planning and updating our will, as we anticipated that it would be a tedious task. Happily, we were referred to Marvin Silver whose warm and personable guidance helped us to clarify our thinking and goals and whose expert counsel made complicated legal concepts understandable and user-friendly. He educated us about the need for some documents which we didn't know about, while also helping us to determine what we didn't need. He was responsive and easy to communicate with in between meetings. His office and staff set a welcoming tone. We highly recommend Marvin Silver for estate planning.
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Posted by James | January 22, 2019
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Mr James P Asci
Mr Silver was highly recommended to me by my financial planners Grimes And Co. and I have been very satisfied with his service. My wife and i recently retired and needed estate planning. Mr. Silver took his time and reviewed all our option in words we understood, he promptly created a wills for my wife and myself, a trust, HCP for us both and house deed and a Declaration of Homestead. Mr silver has been readily available to us to for any questions we have had.His fee was reasonable and i would give him my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Fred | March 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Will preperation
Marvin completed our will making the process painless and effortless. We were in a slight time crunch between my travels, vacations and Marvin's schedule. His effort allowed our will to be completed several days earlier than expected. Thank to him and his staff. His detailed explanations throughout the process were clear and easily understood. Overall... very satisfid
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Posted by Judy | August 22, 2017
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Excellent attention to details of client needs!
Marvin Silver has always provided prompt service with detailed attention to my needs. He recently reviewed my trust, will, power of attorney, health care proxy and HIPPA document. He suggested and executed the necessary changes so that they would be up to date. I highly recommend Marvin Silver.
Posted by Karen | May 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Client Review
I recently made contact with Marvin on the recommendation of a former colleague. I was in need of updating my Will, Healthcare Proxy, Durable Power of Attorney, and HIPPA. I am grateful and impressed with his quick responses and his clear explanations and answers to my many questions. From my first call I felt at ease - not only talking with him by phone, in person and/or e-mailing - but also knowing that he will be there if and when I have further questions or needed advice.
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Posted by Kevin & Kimberly | June 9, 2015
Professional Review
We have been a client of Marvin's since 2010. We first reached out to him 5 years ago to put together a basic Estate Plan for us. Since we had no idea where to start and what we needed to do, Marvin spent the time and explained the process, then listened to our needs and put together a plan that worked for us. Recently we met with Marvin again because we wanted to revisit the plan we put in place 5 years ago (our financial situation has changed and our family has since grown). Marvin again listened to our needs, then helped guide us to putting in place a more complex Estate Plan. Marvin was very responsive throughout the process and answered every question we had (and there were a lot!). We wouldn't hesitate to use Marvin again and would highly recommended his services to anyone. We would highly recommended Marvin.
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Posted by Harry | September 12, 2012
Client/professional Review
I have been a client of Marvin Silver as well as referred my clients to him in my professional career as a Financial Advisor. Marvin has always been thorough in creating a custom Estate plan for my clients as well as for myself and my wife. He returns phone calls promptly, pays attention to detail, listens to his clients concerns, and explains difficult concepts so that clients understand the impact of his proposals. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Michelle Morris-McNally | August 20, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Helpful
He couldn't help only because of location, but he did recommend someone. For that thank you!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Christopher Hays Wojcik & Mavricos LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Seder & Chandler, LLP
  • 1977 - 2010

Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1981
  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Syracuse University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974

Associations

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow
  • 1994 - Present
  • Estate & Business Planning Council of Worcester County
  • Past President
  • 1984 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Probate Law, Taxation, & Business Law Sections
  • 1977 - Present
  • Worcester County Bar Association, Trusts Tax & Estates Section
  • past-cochair
  • 1977 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Worcester Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Massachusetts Superlawyers
  • Law & Politics Media
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Worcester Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Massachusetts Superlawyers
  • Law & Politics Media
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Massachusetts Superlawyers
  • Law & Politics Media
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Massachusetts Superlawyers
  • Law & Politics Media
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Massachusetts SuperLawyers
  • Law & Politics Media
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Massachusetts SuperLawyers
  • Law & Politics Media
  • 2009
  • Massachusetts SuperLawyers
  • Law & Politics Media
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
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Publications

  • PSH-Stepping Stones
  • Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation
  • 2014
  • PSH-Stepping Stones
  • Consider Capital Gains Taxes When Gifting
  • 2013
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Post-mortem Estate Planning
  • 1991
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • co-author: Federal & Massachusetts Estate Taxes: A Statutory Comparison
  • 1983
  • Worcester County Bar Association-Legalines
  • Principal Changes in Federal Estate & Gift Taxation
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • Whitney Place, Westborough
  • The Essentials of Estate Planning
  • 2017
  • Whitney Place, Westborough
  • The Essentials of Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Metrowest Chamber of Commerce program
  • Estate Planning-What You Need To Know
  • 2012
  • Central MA Connections-Tools for Success
  • Estate Planning to Protect Families
  • 2010
  • WCBA Bench / Bar Day
  • Estate Planning for Shareholders in Closely Held Businesses
  • 2006
  • WCBA Bar Day
  • 2001 Tax Act--Significant Changes to the Estate, Gift and Generation-skipping Transfer Tax
  • 2002
  • WCBA Bar Day
  • Estate Planning for the General Practitioner
  • 2001
  • WCBA Bar Day
  • Information Needed to Prepare an Estate Plan
  • 1998
  • WCBA Bar Day
  • Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997
  • 1998
  • MCLE, Inc.
  • Avoiding Common Estate Planning Errors
  • 1994
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Probate Law Section
  • Post-Mortem Estate Planning
  • 1993
  • MCLE, Inc.
  • Avoiding Common Estate Planning Errors
  • 1992
  • Massachusetts Bar Association Probate Law Section
  • Post-Mortem Estate Planning
  • 1991
  • WCBA Tax Section
  • Issues Affecting the Preparation of Estate & Income Tax Returns
  • 1985
  • WCBA Spring Panel
  • Estate and Gift Taxation & Estate Planning after ERTA
  • 1982
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Westborough Estate planning Lawyer Marvin S Silver
Marvin S Silver
Estate planning Attorney
Westborough, MA
Licensed for 44 years