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As an elder law and estate planning firm, we have dedicated our practice to helping greater Boston residents take care of their families since 1990. That is our mission. To take care of families when it really matters.


There is an epidemic in estate planning of wills and trusts that simply fail. Why? Because plans are woefully out of date and do not take care of families when it matters. Often, the only thing these documents provide is a false sense of peace of mind. Documents alone will not take care of your family. Your life will change, laws will change, your family circumstances will change and your assets will change.


Our approach focuses on you, your family and the changes that your family will go through. Whether you’re looking to protect your home from the nursing home; create a will, trust or power of attorney; looking to get your affairs in order to make it simpler for your family in the event of your death or disability; avoid probate; save taxes; helping mom and dad start thinking about their estate plan, or you’re looking to update or review your current plan, our dedicated team can help. It’s never too early and never too late to plan. We not only help you create and design your plan; we also maintain and update your plan. We will never bill you by the hour and instead work on a flat price basis. Our maintenance program is the model used by numerous firms throughout the country and helps thousands of families ensure their loved ones are taken care of when it really matters.


We invite you to learn more about us and our ongoing maintenance program by exploring our website. Together, we can take care of your family. Together, we plan for life.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    31 years
  2. Trusts: 30%
    31 years
  3. Medicaid & Medicare: 15%
    31 years
  4. Elder Law: 15%
    31 years
  5. Probate: 10%
    31 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Randall H. Borkus

    I endorse this lawyer. Vincent is a honest man with a great work ethic! He always keeps his client's interests first.

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Contact info

Family Estate Planning Law Group

6 Kimball Lane, Suite 130
Lynnfield, MA, 01940

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NHAuthorized to practice law200707/01/2010
MAActive198506/26/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Accredited Estate PlannerNational Association of Estate Planners & Councils2016
Selected as 2015 Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Certified Practice AdvisorAtticus, Inc.2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner & InstructorClient Maintenance Academy2010 - Present
InstructorBoston University2004 - Present
Managing Partner and OwnerFamily Estate Planning Law Group d/b/a The Vincent E. Bonazzoli Law Firm, P.C.1990 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Academy of Special Needs PlannersMember2016 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2016 - Present
ElderCounselMember2015 - Present
Boston Estate Planning CouncilMember2007 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Atticus, Inc.Practice Advisor2006 - Present
WealthCounsel, LLCMember2003 - Present
Essex County Estate Planning CouncilMember2003 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Real Estate Bar Association for MassachusettsMemberN/A
Essex County Estate Planning CouncilPresident2005 - 2006
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysMember1996 - 2005
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The ElderLaw ReportA Key to Creating a Firm Worth Buying: Develop a Client Maintenance Program2012
WealthCounsel QuarterlyThe Family Meeting: An Essential Part of the Estate Planning Process2010
WealthCounsel QuarterlyBegin With the End in Mind: Asset Tracking as a Key Element to Any Estate Planning Maintenance/Updating Program2010
Wealthcounsel QuarterlyIs Estate Planning Maintenance Part of Your Business Model?2010
Elder Law AnswersEstate Attorney Starts School for Establishing Client Maintenance Program2010
WealthCounsel QuarterlyNew Estate Planning Model Takes Care of Families2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Wesleyan UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MoneyTalk with Jack BevilacquaEstate Planning for Digital Assets2014
Essex County Estate Planning Council Breakfast MeetingThe Family Meeting Advantage2013
Boston Bar AssociationClient Relations for the 21st Century: Engagement, Disengagement, Potential Conflicts & Fee Structures2013
Practice Growth ProgramUsing Time Templates in Your Law Practice2012
Northern Essex Community CollegeBasic Estate Planning2012
Massachusetts Real EstateAsset Protection & Real Estate2012
Mass WealthCounsel ForumTime Management2012
Northern Essex Community CollegeAlphabet Soup of Trusts2011
New York LifeHighlights of New Estate & Gift Tax Legislation2011
National Association of Personal Financial AdvisorsHighlights of the New Estate & Gift Tax Legislation2011
Southern California WealthCounsel ForumClient Maintenance Programs2010
Planning for the GenerationsCreating Client Maintenance Programs2010
Phoenix WealthCounsel ForumClient Maintenance Program2010
NECC Continuing Professional EducationEver-Changing Estate Plan Techniques2010
DC Metro WealthCounsel ForumClient Maintenance Programs2010
Boston Estate Planning CouncilKeeping Estate Plans Current2010
National Association of Personal Financial AdvisorsMedicaid PlanningN/A