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George C Constant

Estate planning Attorney at Lexington, MA

5.0   12 reviews

Licensed for 33 years

Virtual consultation available

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    60%

    34 years, 2,250 cases

  2. Business
    15%

    34 years, 370 cases

  3. Elder law
    15%

    34 years, 370 cases

  4. Probate
    10%

    34 years, 250 cases

 

George Constant is a trusts and estates attorney who focuses on helping individuals, families and business owners plan for everything they own and everyone they love. He excels in explaining complex and confusing legal issues to clients so that they can ultimately make the best decisions for themselves and their families.  George guides his client in creating plans that not only protect and preserve their assets for their loves ones, but also pass on their values and life lessons as part of a comprehensive legacy. 

 

George is an adjunct professor at Salem State College, teaching estate planning in the Graduate Certificate Program in Financial Planning.  He is a frequently requested lecturer for private industry, community groups and charitable organizations, and has been featured as an estate planning expert on financial radio programs. 

 

George holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from Boston University School of Law, and a Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Skidmore College, where years later he proudly served as a Director on the Alumni Board. Prior to starting his own practice, George was associated with a downtown Boston Trusts & Estates firm, where he represented high-net-worth families and their businesses. George has also served as a consultant to both local and internationally renowned charitable organizations seeking to advance their missions through charitable gift planning.

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012

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Licensed for 33 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 12/26/2022

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

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Constant Law Group, PC
1666 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite F1
Lexington, MA, 02420

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George received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2012
Posted by Shawn | November 25, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
George Constant Review
We LOVE George Constant and his consistent desire to make sure we understand exactly what is happening with regards to our estate planning/special needs trust planning. His calm and laid-back demeanor -- sprinkled with some good jokes -- made our planning sessions with him a breeze. George is more than willing to explain everything until we understand exactly what is going on. He's very concise in his explanations, and he's also extremely thorough. George also empathized with our specific issue, which is planning for the future of a child with special needs. He has a very professional office staff, too. We always enjoyed our planning sessions with George and look forward to any future meetings we might have.
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Posted by Helen | March 16, 2015
Good estate planning experience
George helped me and my husband create our wills, trusts, and other important documents like POA and healthcare proxies. It was a smooth and organized process, and he clearly explained everything without jargon. He took the time to get to know us and what is important to us in terms of values and what we were trying to achieve with our estate plan. We also liked that he offers electronic services like the ability to exchange documents securely and store important files in a client vault. We even have cards for our wallets so that our important documents could be accessed in the event of an emergency. Beyond all that, he's got a sense of humor and seems to really love what he does. He's definitely highly experienced, and it shows. I could tell he cares about what the process feels like for his clients and acknowledges the parts that can be challenging. He even helped us through the practical work around how to retitle assets, which made our plan truly actionable. It's a good feeling knowing you've made a plan and put it into motion.
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Posted by Lisa | August 11, 2014
Excellent Estate Attorney
Attorney Constant recently worked with my father on his estate planning and establishing a trust, very specific to his needs and goals. He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough, as well as personable and patient as he educated both myself and my elderly father in all the details of the plan. Even after the final signing of the documents, he followed through on everything he promised in helping to execute all the changes we needed to make, and he continues to be very responsive in answering my many questions. I would highly recommend George Constant to anyone interested in setting up an estate plan.
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Posted by Matthew | February 2, 2014
George Constant is A GREAT estate attorney!
George Constant designed and executed an excellent trust plan for my parents. When we began, they had no knowledge of the necessary documents, procedures and legalities involved in such an undertaking. But George thoroughly explained the strategy, benefits and order of operations, which really set them at ease. He then shepherded them through the entire process, and now my parents are properly positioned to hand down their estate legacy the way THEY want to, not the way the government would otherwise dictate without proper trusts in place. I am very grateful to George for his deep care and passion for his work. I know I did the right thing for my parents by putting them in George’s expert hands. I highly recommend George Constant!
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Posted by Susan | January 26, 2014
George Constant is an excellent choice, the only choice you should make
My husband and I went to George Constant to help us understand and create the best plan for our estate. We were amazed at the time that George took to help us understand what decisions had what outcomes. George spent time asking questions, and explained our options. I felt assured not only that we went to the right estate attorney, but that our family was taken care of. This was important to our family, and I cant thank George Constant enough. We don't have to worry; our daughters will be taken care of in the event something happens. Estate planning was something we meant to do for a long time. I would highly recommend George Constant.
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Posted by Ann | November 24, 2013
Review of my experience with Attorney George Constant
Attorney Constant exceeds the excellent review I was delighted to provide. He was very tuned into my issues and provided an atmosphere which was conducive to open communication and full understanding of the issues at hand. In addition to being a gifted communicator and educator, he is extremely professional, pleasant, organized, and thorough. His office staff is most helpful and pleasant as well. It is with great pleasure that I recommend Attorney George Constant.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2013
Comprehensive, Experienced and Wonderful to Work With
George Constant helped us set up an estate plan for our family. We highly recommend him for his comprehensive approach to estate planning, deep legal expertise, and exceptional level of service. He took great care to ensure that we understood the legal frameworks, patiently answering the many questions we had. George Constant is a wonderful person to work with.
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Posted by Chris | September 26, 2010
Discrete, Competent and Innovative Estate Planning
I am in the midst of updating our estate plan, and George Constant is doing a thorough, professional and creative job for us. Not only does he plan for the obvious and not so obvious well, but he offers new things I haven't seen in estate planning like medical cards that you keep in your wallet with all the relevant information and permissions, as well as a way to keep all your electronic accounts and passwords in one place protected for your spouse in case you die unexpectedly. We're not talking about staid planning. With George you get a partner you can rely on to create and update a plan as you pass from one chapter of life to another.
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Posted by Karen | September 16, 2010
Client
An urgent family matter was handled expediously by Attorney Constant. He evaluated our family needs quickly, professionally and had a plan in place within a time frame many other law offices may not have been able to accommodate. We were very impressed with George's level of professionalism.
Posted by Rachel | August 30, 2010
Six reasons why George is someone you should contact, although there are many more reasons I could list
What I value the most about George is 1) his warmth, 2) sense of humor, and 3) general approachability. I truly appreciate 4) his thoughtfulness and 5) sensitivity when we are discussing the matters of my family and my estate. I know many people, including myself, who put off having estate planning conversations. 6) George makes the experience painless, even enjoyable!
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Posted by Zoe | August 21, 2010
Exceptional Estate Planning Attorney!
George did an amazing job with a very complicated estate planning situation. He gave excellent advice, was sensitive to the unique family situation and followed through to make sure all the pieces were in place. I have 100% confidence in George and am happy to recommend him to others!
Posted by Amy | October 5, 2009
Great estate planning lawyer
I have known George for over 10 years as a colleague (my legal practice specialty is employment law) before using him as my estate planning lawyer. George lived up to and exceeded his reputation for his knowledge and customer service when assisting me with my esate plan.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder & Principal
  • Constant Law Group, P.C.
  • 2003 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Salem State University
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Director of Planned Giving
  • Schepens Eye Research Institute
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Director of Gift & Estate Planning
  • Salem State College
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Gordon & Friedler
  • 1990 - 1998
  • Student Attorney
  • Boston University Federal Tax Clinic
  • 1990 - 1990
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Newbury College
  • 1988 - 1989
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Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1990
  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Skidmore College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Philanthropic estate planning case
  • Eliminitated Estate Tax, Established Legacy, Saved Commission Through Private Sale of Residence to Charity

Associations

  • Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Advisors' Forum
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Wealth Counsel
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Business Network International, Lexington, MA Chapter
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Business Network International - Lexington, MA Chapter
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Boston Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Business Networking International, Lexington, MA Chapter
  • Membership Committee
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Planned Giving Group of New England
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Fellow
  • Legacy Builder Institute
  • 2010

Publications

  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Drafting Wills and Trusts in Massachusetts
  • 2017
  • Sightings
  • Charitable Giving Through Your IRA
  • 2009
  • Envision
  • A Tribute to the Unknown Donor
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Practice Development
  • Reasonable Marketing Goals and Initiatives for Solo Practitioners
  • 2012
  • Estate Planning 101
  • Client Care & Retention
  • 2011
  • NY Life Agent Training
  • Estate Planning for Individuals with Special Needs
  • 2009
  • 2010 Roth IRA Conversions
  • Estate Planning for Retirement Account
  • 2009
  • Estate Planning Symposium
  • Charitable Estate Planning
  • 2008
  • Elder Care Seminar
  • Transition Planning for Your Aging Parents
  • 2008
  • Protecting Your Health & Your Wealth
  • Estate Planning Secrets
  • 2007
  • HCRI Estate Planning Workshop
  • Client Centered Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • Coley Estate Planning Workshop
  • Estate Planning at the Dawn of the New Millenium
  • 2004
  • Life Long Learning Institute
  • Estate Planning
  • 1999
  • Bentley College Tax Forum
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • 1995
  • Money Mechanics
  • Estate Planning
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (17)
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Estate planning Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend George Constant as an estate planning attorney. He elicits respect and trust from everyone he works with. George’s technical and interpersonal estate planning experience is exceptional. I know that I can count on George's integrity and competence whenever I need peer-to-peer feedback on a legal strategy or practice management."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have come to know George professionally over the past several years and have sought his counsel and guidance on some of my own client matters during that time. I recommend his professional counseling and high quality legal services unequivocally."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George is a highly skilled attorney who is well respected in the legal community. I have no doubt that when I refer a client to George, I am putting them in very capable hands to look out for their estate planning needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George is an extremely intelligent lawyer able to find simple solutions to complex problems. George takes the time to analyze the issue at hand before jumping a quick solution. This careful consideration of each issue ensures that his clients receive quality advice. George is the type of attorney that I would recommend without hesitation."
Probate Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with George (who represented the Seller/estate) in a real estate transaction in Lexington. I represented the buyer and found George to be responsive and attentive to the needs of his client, while facilitating a smooth transaction."
Estate planning Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George is a top-tier attorney in his field. He provides his clients with personalized and sophisticated trusts that include asset preservation planning, business planning and tax planning. I know of the quality of George's work through a professional organization in which we are both members. He is committed to staying in touch with his clients as well as staying up-to-date with legal developments in his field."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would heartily recommend George Constant for his dedication to and expertise in the field of estate planning. George is personable and conscientious, always keeping the needs of his clients as a priority."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George is someone I would recommend my closest family members and friends to. He is an engaging, original thinker who must satisfy his own high standard before he gives a legal opinion or drafts a document. George is well trained professionally and practices law with a will to learn and improve continually. I know George very well as member of WealthCounsel® and a regular attendee in quarterly meetings of the Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys, Inc., a nonprofit education and professional and educational organization for the past three years."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George is an excellent lawyer and a colleague I trust. His knowledge and experience are at the top of our profession and I give him my highest recommendation."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Other
"George is an extremely knowledgeable and compassionate estate planning attorney. I have recommended him to numerous friends and colleagues over the years, and they always report back to me about the excellent service he provides."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George is an excellent estate planning attorney who I have had the good fortune to get to know over the past several years. He is conscientious, smart, and extremely competent. In addition, he has lectured on advanced estate planning topics and is well respected by his peers, not to mention that he is just a terrific guy. It is my pleasure to endorse George."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known George for over 20 years and have worked with him on several complex matters requiring particularized knowledge of his field. Over the years, I have referred numerous colleagues and clients to George for their own estate planning and they have been pleased with his work - - and told me so. George is thoroughly professional and he impresses with his poise and equanimity. I will continue to recommend George without hesitation and feel confident that my referrals are receiving the best legal advice and product possible."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"George is an excellent attorney who does great work for his clients. I would welcome the opportunity to refer a cleint to George. Having had the opportunity to work together on cases with George, it is my experience that he is an exceptionally talented attorney who provides excellent advice and counsel to his clients. He works exceptionally well with a clients other advisors to make sure they get the best possible result."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. George knows his area of law quite well. I have always found him to be diligent, overly competent, very responsive and very hard working. He is also very reasonable and pleasant to deal with. An excellent lawyer to work with or having working on your behalf."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole-heartily endorse George's work. Estate planning is so important and must be done properly to truly benefit one's family. George is the type of estate planning attorney that I wouldn't hesitate to refer people to."
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