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Scott E Squillace

Estate planning Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    New Hampshire - NH 4 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 35 years
    New York - NY 36 years
    Massachusetts - MA 36 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2019
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1988
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1988
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Comprehensive Living Trust Based Planning which includes disability planning during lifetime and eventual dispositions after death. Offer an ability to leave bequeaths in trusted ways for loved ones to afford certain creditor and divorce protections. Specialty also includes planning for same sex couples and their families.

  2. Probate
    For Suffolk & Middlesex counties.

  3. Business
    Succession planning for closely held family businesses, including buy-sell agreements and other vehicles.

Squillace & Associates, P.C. is a boutique law firm located in Boston, Massachusetts. Our team cares about attending to our clients’ needs in life, estate, and business planning. Our clients are local, national, and international. We specialize in estate planning by assisting individuals & families in passing on wealth &  wisdom to future generations. Our team is prepared to handle all of your planning needs including wills, trusts, health care documents, asset protection, probate, trust settlement, Medicaid planning, charitable giving, small business needs, succession planning, and more. We also specialize in urgent planning needs, providing emergency/concierge level estate planning in times of crisis, or when death is imminent.


Squillace & Associates, P.C.
20 Park Plaza
Suite 1115
Boston, MA, 02116

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  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Jon | June 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
part of the family
The nature of estate planning is intimate and personal. If you do it right, your estate planning attorney will have to be invited into the intimate dynamics of your family. After meeting Scott and his team, my partner and I had no hesitation in doing that. But neither of us had ever previously worked with any professional - attorney or otherwise - who made us feel so intimately a part of their professional family as well. After working with Scott and his team for the past six years, we feel a part of their family - they know who we are as people and we know who they are as people. They "get us" and we "get them." It is a relationship that far surpasses anything I conceived of as an attorney-client relationship before or since. We feel incredibly lucky to have Scott on our team.
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Posted by Kara | June 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Most personal and caring service!
I did a lot of research in selecting an attorney to build my estate plan. Having already lost a spouse to death, I have a great appreciate for how important solid estate planning is to family members left behind. Scott and his staff are the best one could hope for. Their process is very personal and shows that the firm cares deeply about your family and your wishes to protect them. I hired Scott to prepare an estate plan for my blended family with an unmarried partnership just before the birth of my youngest daughter. Scott's years of experience and expertise allowed him to easily manage the complexities of both an unmarried partnership and children from a previous relationship. He and his staff kindly took the time to explain to me anything I did not understand and then made a few revisions at no additional cost. I will continue to turn to Scott for all of my estate planning needs and recommend him to family and friends.
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Posted by Wendy | June 12, 2017
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Planning for Young Family
Scott worked with my husband and I to create our wills and other complementary planning documents after the birth of our son. It was painless and we felt that we were in good hands. We would highly recommend Squillace & Associates, P.C. to anyone looking to plan for their life, estate, or business needs.
Posted by Kathleen | June 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Extraordinarily helpful with delicate family situation
Scott was tremendously helpful as we sought a solution for my brother who has special needs. The family wanted to insure that he would be cared for after our parents were gone and Scott helped us think through the best ways to arrange for his care. We are extraordinarily grateful for his expertise in trusts and estate planning and his firm's ongoing care in this delicate matter.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-575 per hour
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Squillace & Associates, P.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Senior Vice President & General Counsel
  • Grand Circle Travel, Inc.
  • 2000 - 2001
  • European Counsel
  • Cabot Corporation
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Chief European Counsel
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • 1993 - 1999
  • Associate Attorney
  • Skadden Arps
  • 1987 - 1993
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  • The Catholic University of America
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Fordham College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984


  • Boston Estate Planning Council
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • The Boston Foundation
  • Professional Advisors Committee
  • 2009 - Present
  • Boston Estate Planning Council
  • 2007 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 1988 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Estate Planning Fundamentals Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • MA Council NNEPA
  • Chair
  • 2008 - 2010
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Past President
  • 1991 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2013
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2012
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2011
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2010
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  • Journal of Practical Estate Planning
  • Advanced Planning Strategies
  • 2010
  • Practical Estate Planning
  • GRITs for Gays
  • 2009
  • Off Shore Investments
  • Executives of US Companies can be Surprised: US Estate Tax May Apply
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Wealth Counsel Annual Meeting
  • Estate Planning for GLBT Clients
  • 2010
  • Brown Bag Lunch
  • Estate Planning for GLBT Clients
  • 2010
  • Monthly Workshop
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Scott
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott and his firm are the "go-to guys" for estate planning and estate and trust administration in the Boston area."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As a fellow estate planning attorney, I have had the good fortune to work with Scott on a very large case. Not only does he possess superior estate planning technical skills, but he also provides clients with very practical solutions. I would not hesitate to contact him for my own planning needs!"
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is a true gem in the legal community - he delivers a rare combination of top-notch legal expertise with warmth, care, compassion, holistic advocacy - all supported by superior client experience he brings to those who are fortunate to work with him. I enjoyed working together with Scott on a client matter - he is a dependable collaborator any team would greatly benefit from."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott does an outstanding job for his clients. He excels at guiding clients through what, with other attorneys, can often be an intimidating process. And it is all driven by Scott's tremendous heart. Overall, what he delivers is a very high quality service."
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Boston Estate planning Lawyer Scott E Squillace
Scott E Squillace
Estate planning Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 36 years
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