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John Spino

Estate planning Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Gianpiero Spino

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    General estate planning for mid- to high-net worth clients; tax planning; retirement planning; estate tax planning; special needs planning; elder law (Medicaid planning, long-term care Medicaid applications)

    25 years

  2. Business
    Establishing businesses, contract review, buy and sell and mergers, franchise agreements, medical practices, veterinary practices, dental practices, substance abuse practices, nursing home practices.

    25 years

  3. Real estate
    Residential, commercial, and condominiums - purchases & sales, leasing agreements, developments

    25 years

John is a founding partner at Dwyer, Spino & Goncalves, LLC, a Massachusetts law firm with offices in Boston, Newton, and Winchester.  John was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1998 and for over eighteen years he has advised and worked with his clients on Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Probate Law, Real Estate Law and Business Law matters.  John is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.  He received a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Suffolk University Law School and a Bacholor Degree (B.A.) from Boston University.    

John's significant experience includes working with individuals and families on both complex and simple estate planning matters.  He has been retained by national law firms to assist in litigation strategy and matters involving high profile individuals and businesses. John is frequently a guest speaker on subjects covering estate planning, business law, tax law, and real estate matters.


Sassoon Cymrot Law, LLC
84 State Street
Suite 820
Boston, MA, 02109

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Posted by Glen | May 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazingly Helpful
Our family member worked with Attorney Spino to set up an Estate Plan for herself. At the time of her passing John couldn't have been more accommodating in explaining the specifics of the Plan, how it was to be executed and what we needed to do. We were so happy with them that we will be using him to re-do our own Estate Planning.
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Posted by Jennifer | December 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smooth and Easy Process
My husband and I hired John right after, and I mean right after, our first child was born...realizing that we needed to get our "estate" in order. He clearly outlined everything that we needed gather, discuss in advance, and then guided us through the process and planning part with recommendations. He was incredibly patient with us too in getting all of our final paperwork signed and processed, as that was a crazy time for us. The whole process could not have gone any smoother, and when it was complete, we were amazed that we had put it off for so long thinking it was such a huge project to take on. I definitely recommend using John for estate plans.
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Posted by Michaela C. | November 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service! Definitely will be a return customer
John helped me when I wanted to embark on a new business venture by helping me set up the appropriate business structure and purchase the assets of another company. He helped me with a complicated legal situation and made himself available anytime I had a question. John was extremely responsive and made sure to advise me on my best interests to start my business off strong. I will definitely use John in the future for business and real estate needs! I highly recommend John!
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Posted by Alex | November 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In great hands with John at DRSG
John perfectly and delicately handled a real estate transaction that involved multiple family interests. He was along with us every step of the way, guiding us flawlessly and calmly through legal ramifications of emotional and important family decisions, tactfully building consensus, and getting us to and through to closing with all documents in hand. I would highly recommend John.
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Posted by Rachel | November 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Estate Planning and Real Estate Attorney!
If you need an estate plan or buying/selling real estate, you MUST call John! John has helped me over the past 10 years with my two house purchases, house refinance, condo sale and investment property purchase. He also helped me and husband with our estate plan, which went very smoothly. John is excellent at explaining all the options, being available to answer questions, detail-oriented, organized, thoughtful and a wonderful person to work with. I 100% recommend hiring John for any of your real estate attorney needs.
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Posted by Michelle | November 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The long haul
I have done several real estate transactions with John in the past and he and his office have always been professional, responsive, and quite good humored. I recently completed a transaction with John that was six plus years in the making. It involved elder law, estate planning, and real estate sales that at times became emotional and contentious for me and my family--John kept all parties on track and ultimately everyone walked away happy. John is extremely knowledgeable and a clear communicator. Not once did I feel surprised over events or confused about a process. I know there were many questions I needed clarified repeatedly and John always displayed patience. Overall a very pleasant experience for a somewhat tedious and long process.
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Posted by AviD.Cohen | January 22, 2015
Great 3 times!
My wife and I hired Spino Law two different times for closings on 3 different property sales. First, selling a condo and buying a house. Then a few years later to sell that same house. His entire team was friendly, professional and very helpful. They took care of all the details, walked us through the mounds of paper work and explained each step to us in terms we could understand. When problems came up with a condo association and then with property lines disputes that could've held up our sales, they helped talk us through our options. When the realtors, bankers and other lawyers were panicking, John and his team stayed calmed and helped us do so as well, while solving all the issues and making sure our sales went through on schedule and without a hitch. Thank you John.
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-375 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Dwyer, Ruggieri, Spino & Goncalves LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Spino Law Office, PC
  • 1998 - 2015


  • Suffolk University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Boston University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • MassHeath Petition for MassHealth Benefits
  • Full benefits obtained.
  • Petition to Probate
  • Success.
  • Real Estate
  • Success. We closed on time and on budget.
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  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts chapter)
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Newton Needham Regional Chamber
  • Director
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction Estate Planning
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction Estate Planning
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse John
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is the ultimate professional and an expert in his field. I refer John to all of my clients for estate planning and related needs!"
Business Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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