Attorney Kenneth J. Simmons, Jr. is the co-founder and Senior Partner of Simmons & Schiavo, LLP. Attorney Simmons focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law, probate and residential real estate. His experience in Elder Law includes advising clients in all aspects of long term care planning including how to properly protect assets from the costs of long term care, the benefits of Irrevocable Income Only Trusts, as well as the preparation and filing of MassHealth Long Term Care Applications for clients entering or already in a nursing facility. Attorney Simmons handles all levels of estate planning from simple Wills, Health Care Proxies and Durable Powers of Attorney to more complex, multi-million dollar estates involving marital trust planning, irrevocable life insurance trusts, limited liability companies utilized for gifting programs, charitable remainder trusts as well as other complex trust planning vehicles. In addition, Attorney Simmons represents clients as buyers and sellers negotiation of purchase and sale agreements for both residential and commercial real estate transactions. Attorney Simmons also represents developers in the conversion of multi-family properties into condominiums.
Prior to founding Simmons & Schiavo, LLP, Attorney Simmons was an attorney with the Law Offices of Joseph D. Cataldo, P.C. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School where he graduated Cum Laude in the top 6% of his class. Attorney Simmons is a member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, an active volunteer at the City of Malden Community Senior Center and a frequent lecturer at Senior Centers throughout Massachusetts.