Simmons & Schiavo, LLP and Marco, specifically, have handled estate planning matters for several of my family members. I cannot say enough positive things about him. He is detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth. He takes the time to explain complex matters in a way that is easy to understand and is so patient when fielding the endless questions that come with complex estate planning matters. During the course of planning I felt Marco honestly wanted to help my family and make sure that everyone was comfortable with their decisions. I would, and have, recommended Marco to anyone looking for estate planning assistance.
Holly S. – Norwood, MA
I have recently worked with Marco on Estate Planning matters and found him to be very professional, knowledgeable and thorough. Estate planning can be very complicated and confusing, but Marco has been able to reduce things down to understandable terms so that I know what to do to preserve and manage my mother’s financial affairs. He presented us with all options available so we could assess and weigh our options and move in the right direction. Marco has a calm and assuring demeanor that makes you feel comfortable. The presentation of the final materials speak volumes to the level of attention to detail that Marco puts into his work. My mother says he is “the man who knows everything!”
I had some work done with Marco and I was very satisfied..Marco is a great person to work with and the results were above my expectations. I highly recommended his service.
“With our elderly loved one finding himself sent from a hospital to rehab/nursing home and his personal funds running out and still requiring care we turned to Simmons & Schiavo.
The care facility got a lawyer and kept threatening us with a “conservatorship” thinking there was a big pay day at the end of the rainbow. Marco Schiavo thought otherwise.
He skillfully navigated the application and approval process with Masshealth for Long-Term-Care Services in a Nursing Facility, advised us on the required spend-down of patient assets (legal, medical, pre-paid funeral, etc…) and after diligent counsel of the entire process by Marco and his partner Ken, Masshealth approved the care and payments (retroactively) and there was even a patient pay refund obtained, which was put towards more of the pre-paid funeral expenses of our loved one.
This took a huge burden off us both emotionally and potentially financially and gave us the peace of mind everybody should have if a loved one takes ill and needs care and assistance, especially an elderly family member.
Marco and Ken are both professional and passionate about helping and we are grateful to them for their assistance.”
Edward D. – Malden
We can’t thank you enough for the assistance you provided in securing Medicaid benefits for my husband. The fact that this burden has been lifted is priceless!
I have used Attorney Simmons when I originally purchased my home, (which was anything but a straight-forward purchase!) and again, for my most recent home mortgage refinance. My family and I have also used Attorney Simmons and his firm, Simmons and Schiavo LLP, for elder estate planning as well as for any rental real estate questions that have arisen.
My experience, EVERY time was so positive that I felt I had to share my feedback. Below are just a few examples of the ways in which Attorney Simmons and his firm have handled our business in an outstanding manner:
- Exceptionally knowledgeable in all aspects of any legal matter discussed
- Willingness to research and analyze any out-of-the ordinary situations
- Outstanding attention to detail
- Patience and willingness to explain complicated concepts
- Extremely responsive in communication and follow up
- Complete professionalism in dealings with issues involving external third parties
- Comfortable office atmosphere
- Friendly and helpful office staff
- Provision of all related documents on a CD (love this)
I couldn’t be happier with Attorney Simmons and his firm and have recommended (and will continue to recommend) them to my friends and family.
Marco Schiavo is a fabulous attorney. He is very responsive to clients and realtors alike. I use his services mostly for real estate transactions for seller or buyer representation, as well as title services as a closing attorney. He and his firm are also experienced short sale negotiators, and Simmons & Schiavo is always the law firm I choose and recommend to assist me and my clients with short sale transactions. It is my understanding that he and his firm also handle evictions, bankruptcy and estate planning but I know them best from prior real estate dealings since I am a very satisfied realtor! Marco also speaks Italian and Spanish!
Loreen C.- Medford, MA
I wish to express my appreciation and gratitude for all your help. It’s a relief to be able to have complete confidence and trust in a person and I benefit from the added bonus of your ability to relieve my anxiety.
Thanks so much for all you do.
Attorney Marco Schiavo recently represented me in a commercial real estate transaction as well as setting up a new corporation in Massachusetts. I have to say, I am very pleased. Marco exceeded any and all expectations I had and I will definitely be recommending him and using him again in the future. Thanks for all your help and advice!!
Alan S., Norwood, MA
At Simmons & Schiavo we were treated with respect and dignity. Our experience with Marco Schiavo surpassed our expectations. From the first meeting, his professionalism and expertise in the handling of our real estate transaction made us feel confident and comfortable about our situation. He has become the first legal representative that I turn to with questions and guidance. I would highly recommend him and his firm to anyone in need of the services that they provide.
Lisa D. – Malden, Massachusetts