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Client Testimonials

“Marco Schiavo recently helped me through my estate planning and will writing process after my recent divorce. I was nervous about getting through it all on my own, but Mr. Schiavo made me feel comfortable and easily broke down all of the decisions that needed to be addressed. Our meetings were efficient and I always left feeling like we accomplished everything we needed to. I would highly recommend him for estate planning.”

– Wendy

“I wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Marco Schiavo. Attorney Schiavo recently created an elderly care plan for my Mom and did an amazing job. We were initially overwhelmed and confused by all the different options, but Attorney Schiavo explained each one in detail and in such a clear and easy-to-understand way. He was so patient with every question and never rushed us. His fees are very reasonable for such high quality work and great customer service. And best of all, my Mom now has peace of mind.”


“ I was referred to Marco by my lender, at a time where I experienced a major life change-my divorce - and Marco was incredibly patient and thorough. He does an excellent job of explaining all of the options available. What is more, is he follows up with his clients to ensure their new trusts are fully funded. A huge miss by other attorney's I've worked with. Marco and team, thank you for your help.”

– Yve L.

“Marco did a great job explaining the different types of wills and answered all my questions. I was able to decide which one best suited my needs at this time”

– Tim M.

“Ken Simmons has been excellent to work with on our estate planning. He’s extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He is easily accessible and always great with explaining the details of our plan and always happy to answer any of our questions. We have and will continue to recommend Ken to anyone who may be looking. He’s the best!”

– David B.

“My wife and I were referred to Simmons & Schiavo by our financial advisor. We couldn’t be more pleased by the professional services provided by Attorney Marco Schiavo. He walked us through the estate planning process, addressed our particular issues, and provided the completed work product (trusts, will, power of attorney and healthcare proxies). All documents are easy to follow, reflect our issues and wishes, and are quite readable. Importantly is the time Marco spent with us discussing our options and concerns and blending them into the final plan. We highly recommend Marco and his firm.”

– John & Kathy M.

“We hired Marco Schiavo based on a recommendation from another attorney and we couldn’t be happier. Marco helped us establish wills, a family trust, an ILIT (which I hadn’t heard of before meeting Marco!), healthcare proxies, etc. … everything we need to have peace of mind with our estate/tax planning. He and his colleague Christine were tremendously helpful, easy to work with and very accommodating (he even came out to our house for meetings). We would highly recommend Marco and his team.”

– Hilary M.

“Marco, Christine and their staff could not have been more attentive and accommodating to the needs of my elderly parents in terms of their will. They clearly exceeded our expectations and I couldn’t give a higher endorsement of this firm. Trust me, you will come away impressed in every way, shape or form.”

– Donato V.

“Marco prepared my Estate Plan which included setting up a trust, preparing a will, healthcare proxy etc. He and his staff that I dealt with (Christine) were very professional and responded to my inquiries promptly. Marco made the process very smooth and easy and he explained everything to me clearly. My experience was excellent and I would highly recommend Marco.”

– Dominic L.

“Marco was referred to us by a trusted adviser. He answered all of our questions, making us comfortable throughout the entire process of setting up our trust. Marco also brought questions/scenarios up that we would never have thought of. He was very helpful. We highly recommend him..”

– Laura E., Holliston, MA

“Marco provided excellent attention to detail for advising on will and family trust planning. The introductory questionnaire was useful in framing the various topics, people, and information that I needed to think about in order to put something in-place. He was helpful in asking many questions and explaining the reasons behind competing choices to aid me in making my final decisions.”

– Jonathan N., Hopkinton, MA

“Ken Simmons is working with us on estate planning. He is wonderful to work with. He invests the time needed to make us feel comfortable and to get us to the right result. He walked us through all of our options in detail and explained the complex laws surrounding estate planning in a way that made sense. He gave us the time and space we needed to make decisions but closely guided us where we needed it. We were impressed with his knowledge and expertise. I would strongly recommend him and his practice for estate planning.”

– Client, Weston, MA

“Simmons and Schiavo are extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with! My husband and I were ready to start our estate planning and met with Attorney Marco Schiavo at his office. Marco explained every step in detail and answered any/all questions that we had. The process was easier than we expected and now have peace of mind about the future for our family. If you’re looking for a knowledgeable, friendly, and professional attorney for estate planning purposes, we highly recommend Marco and his firm for any and all your needs.”

– Terry P., Medford, MA

Marco allowed us to quickly and efficiently solve our Estate Planning needs. We have been talking to experts for years, but none of them truly inspired the trust, transparency and accountability we were looking for. Marco was able to explain to us things easily and made us comfortable with our decisions. Then he quickly switched to the implementation phase and we had to do nothing. He was also kind enough to stop by to our place more than once, therefore saving our time. I would hire Marco again without thinking twice.

– Enrico V., West Roxbury, MA

“Marco helped us create an Estate Plan for my mother during a difficult time. He is professional, kind, knowledgeable, patient, understanding, and a pleasure to work with. I will certainly recommend him and call upon him again.”

– Rich B., Gloucester, MA

“Very professional services, fast and reliable. My parents where very comfortable knowing that the attorney could provide the services in Spanish as well. We, the family, are very pleased with the service received.”

– Marleny M., E. Boston, MA

“My wife and I recently hired Marco Schiavo to help us setup an estate plan (e.g., trust, health care proxy, living will, etc.). We found him to be super helpful, efficient (made the best use of in-person meetings by doing his homework beforehand), and we found him to be extremely knowledgeable. He took the time to sit down and answer all of our questions and patiently walked us through everything at the end before we formalized the estate plan. If you’re looking for a knowledgeable, friendly, and professional attorney for estate planning purposes, we highly recommend Marco.”

– Brad H., Boston

“Simmons and Schiavo are extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with! Attorney Marco Schiavo patiently explained all of our estate planning options and the pluses and minuses of the different options all while keeping our ultimate goals in mind. They did our wills, our healthcare documents, and set up trusts. Thank you again for all your hard work!”

– Kristin C., Avon, MA

"My mother was in need of completing a new Will along with other documents and I was given Marco’s office to contact. It was the best advice anyone has ever given me as he made the task of completing these documents very relaxing and informative. I would recommend Marco Schiavo to anyone in need of his firms services.”

– Antonetta O., Revere, MA

“I would like to thank Attorney Schiavo and his team for their professionalism regarding my Estate planning. I found the firm and Mr. Schiavo provided me with great service. I would highly recommend this firm for their kindness, courtesy and advice. I greatly appreciate it.”

– Yolanda V., Malden, MA

“Attorney Marco Schiavo did estate planning for my mother. Marco really took the time to walk us through the whole process and even spoke Italian when mom didn’t understand. I would highly recommend Marco to anyone who needs a great attorney! I will definitely be working with Marco in the future!”

– Lorie D., Somerville, MA

Professional, knowledgeable and thorough. 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!”

– Carol Lynn T., Norwood, MA

Above my expectations. 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 services.”

– Andreia O., Lynn, MA

“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

“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, MA

“Marco prepared legal documents for my wife and I. He set up our wills, healthcare proxies, a trust, and power of attorneys. Being unfamiliar with legal documents he made recommendations on what I should have drawn up and answered all of my questions along the way without making me feel silly for asking them. He was very informative, professional, had reasonable rates and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney.”

– Josh K., Melrose, MA

“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!”

– Rita P., Belmont, 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.”

– Laura A., Medford, MA

“My husband and I met with Attorney Kenneth J Simmons to seek advice in planning for the future of our family of four. Mr. Simmons was professional, knowledgeable and very informative. He thoroughly explained all of the possible options available to use in terms that we would understand. He patiently reviewed everything with us as he outlined the pros and cons of each and every option. I honestly felt like he truly cared in finding out what was going to be the best option for us. We were extremely pleased with his knowledge and expertise of estate planning as well as his calm, down to earth demeanor. He was respectful, easy to talk to and always made us feel comfortable. We felt confident with his recommendation and advice on what would be our best option and in our best interest for us and our entire family. We had a great experience with Attorney Kenneth J Simmons and would strongly recommend him to anyone seeking services for estate planning. Highly Recommend!”

– Lesley S., Billerica, MA

“I recently worked with Marco on an Estate Plan. I would highly recommend Marco. He was great to work with and took the time to answer any questions my wife and I had regarding our plan.”

– Rich M., Lynnfield, MA

“I recently had the pleasure of working with Marco Schiavo in doing some estate planning. He was greatly helpful in setting up trusts, wills, and even in assisting me in making sure I was opening the correct type of bank accounts for my needs. He was amazingly patient, as my questions were numerous. He answered all my questions and made a daunting process much more clear and understandable. He was willing to speak with, and even meet with my family, to explain the process and assure that everyone was comfortable with the decisions being made. It was truly a pleasure working with Marco.”

– Pam P., Billerica

“My wife and I just had the pleasure of working with Attorney Marco Schiavo. Wow! What an amazing experience. It all began when we placed a phone call after hours and we actually received a call back from this attorney the following morning. There was no pressure but he just asked what we needed legal help with. He was flexible and really accommodated our working schedules. During the appointment, He explained things in plain English and allowed us enough time to ask questions. He was very personable and appeared to be a great family man who had his priorities straight (asked if we could switch our next schedule so he we did not have to meet him on his anniversary date- Kudos to him! because in today’s busy world, it is easy to forget what truly matters). We have since called him again with more questions and yes he continues to return our calls. We would like to say Thank you and we would highly recommend our family and friends to him.”

– Ben K., Malden, MA

“I had the pleasure to work with Marco for my mother’s estate planning. My knowledge of what I needed to do was not very good. Marco was extremely knowledgeable, professional, patient and kind enough to answer all my questions by phone and email . He had to explain things more than once to me and to multiple family members on different occasions. He was always available when I needed him to answer every and all questions, never rushing us out. He made me feel comfortable at all times. I highly recommend him and his partner for any estate planning needs.”

– Sara N., Malden, MA

“Kenneth has a warm and an understanding approach. He explains all my questions with time and respect. My wife and I are so pleased to have Kenneth as our lawyer.”

– Bruce G. , Medford, MA

“I would recommend Ken Simmons and Simmons & Schiavo for all of your estate planning needs. My husband and I recently worked with Ken and he made the process simple, straightforward, and easy to understand. Everything was set up fairly quickly and now we don’t have to worry about what would happen to our kids should the unthinkable happen.”

– Tara F., Winchester, MA

“I just finished working with Marco to develop my first estate plan, including setting up trusts, healthcare proxies and power of attorneys. Marco worked quickly and professionally to complete the task at hand and provided me with expert advice steering me in the best direction. He made good recommendations and addressed all of my concerns. I would definitely recommend Marco to my friends & family. Thanks Marco.”

– Sally R., Medford

“I had the distinct pleasure of meeting with Attorney Marco Schiavo with my ailing mother to put her affairs in order. He put us both at ease with his welcoming demeanor. His professionalism was top notched and he treated us with respect and dignity. Attorney Schiavo had presented several scenarios and provided recommendations for protecting my mother’s assets...all part of the free consultation which lasted over an hour. At the end of the consultation, he did not pressure us to move forward and was happy to just give us information. Because of this, we decided to move forward with his recommendations and look forward to working with him through this process.”

– Natalia F., Cambridge

“I was researching for a Spanish-speaking attorney to assist my family with estate planning and other legal matters. I came across Simmons & Schiavo, LLP in Malden where my family is currently residing. We were so fortunate to meet Marco Schiavo who is bilingual. My family and I were impressed with the superb legal services provided by Marco. He is also a pleasant, engaging, and competent attorney. I would highly recommend this law office to anyone who is seeking assistance in estate planning and other legal issues. Thank you so much Marco!”

– Ana A.W., Malden

“My wife and I recently consulted with and subsequently hired Marco Schiavo to represent us during the process of setting up an estate plan, trust, health care proxy and will. Marco proved to be efficient, extremely well prepared and very patient during our meetings in his office. Marco answered all of our questions with well thought out and easy to understand information. I would highly recommend Marco Schiavo to my family and friends for their future estate planning and wealth preservation needs.”

– Michael H., Wakefield, MA

“I can’t thank you enough for putting my mind at ease as we worked on my estate and will. It was difficult to think about doing it but you made it an easy process. Grateful that Terry steered me in your direction. Thanks again to you and everyone in your office".

– Jean. S