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ephen Wilchins’ business and estate planning practice guides business owners and their families through a variety of corporate and personal matters including general corporate, transfer of business interests from one generation to another, and estate and succession planning, charitable planning and personal matters. 

As a certified public accountant, Stephen provides clients with an intricate understanding of critical tax considerations during the planning process. His comprehensive know-how and calm demeanor helps clients to feel at ease when faced with long-term decisions.

With almost three decades of experience as a trusted advisor, Stephen provides smart planning advice delivered through a personalized service model. Also, Stephen is a sought-after speaker, covering topics across all areas of estate planning and business succession. He presently serves on the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors of seven privately held companies.  

Stephen has been recognized one of the country’s top trust and estate attorneys by both the Robb Report and Worth Magazine, as well as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    34 years
  2. Corporate: 40%
    34 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    34 years

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Wilchins Cosentino Friend LLP

Wellesley Office Park
20 William Sreet
Wellesley, MA, 02481


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2015
Trusts & EstatesBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top 100 Trust & Estate AttorneysRobb Report2008
Top 100 AttorneysWorth Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior partner and founding memberWilchins Cosentino & Friend LLP2012 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Family Firm InstitutePresident and Board of Directors2010 - Present
Boston Estate Planning CouncilFormer Chairman Networking committee2008 - Present
New Jersey Society of Certified Public AccountantsN/A1975 - Present
New Jersey Society of Certified Public AccountantsCertified Public Accountant1975 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Boston Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1975
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Boston Estate Planning Round TableEstate planning with the Carried Interest for the Private Equity and Venture Capital Client2011
XPX Exit Planning Exchange Boston Annual event 2010Establishing a Board of Advisors2010