CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Client Testimonial- Michael and Jennifer C.

Client Testimonial- Michael I. and Kristin C.

Client Testimonial- Christopher and Julie P.

Client Testimonial- Julie M.

Client Testimonial- Alan and Holly S.

Client Testimonial – Danielle G.

It is with great pleasure to share our very positive experience working with Atty Schiavo on our estate planning. We had contemplated for some time on how and who would guide us with making one of the most important decisions in our lives. Atty Schiavo offered excellent advice during our initial consultation. His personable nature made us feel comfortable during all of our meetings. His firm provided us with a wealth of information in their Welcome Packet. It gave us a helpful jumpstart on understanding step-by-step how to prepare for our estate planning decisions. His extensive knowledge was clearly evident with his valuable feedback. He went above and beyond in looking into a special donation request. We were extremely satisfied with the final outcome with our estate documents. We are truly thankful to him and his professional staff. They were very responsive, friendly, and always accommodating throughout the entire process. We now feel confident that our wishes will be taken care of. We would highly recommend him to our family and friends for their high-class and excellent service.

 

- Mr. and Mrs. OB

Marco Schiavo was recommended to us by our wealth management advisor. We are very happy we followed his advice and called for an appointment with Marco.Before meeting with Marco, we were given an introductory packet that included information about the firm and a Massachusetts Estate Planning Guide. We also filled out a client organizer form that provided biographical and asset information, so that Marco was introduced to us on paper and was prepared to address our concerns and answer our questions in designing a plan tailored to our needs.We attended three meetings with Marco to complete the entire estate plan.The first meeting was to establish goals and priorities. Marco explained the whole trust and estate planning process and how it is set up to guard our assets (addressing long-term care issues), minimize estate taxes and avoid probate. Thanks to Marco, we finally came to understand how revocable and irrevocable trusts work relative to our needs. We decided then and there to choose the comprehensive premium plan, which avoids probate and minimizes estate taxes.The second meeting was devoted to designing the actual estate plan, including items like the Trust itself. The final meeting was dedicated to signing, notarizing, witnessing, electronically copying, and printing all the prepared documents.We left this meeting with our finalized estate planning portfolio (a thick three-ring binder and electronic copies in the client portal). The portfolio includes the Remembrance and Services Memorandum, the Personal Property Memorandum, Last Will and Testament, Durable Power of Attorney, Assignment of Personal Property, Living Will, HIPAA Authorization, and Health Care Proxy.After our trust was established came the interesting part: asset alignment (making the trust a contingent beneficiary for all our assets, e.g.: real estate (retitling), insurance, bank accounts, and investments). Melissa Matrangra, Asset Alignment Specialist, made sure all our assets were appropriately connected to the trust. Melissa was wonderful to work with, answering all our questions, and preparing numerous documents for the connection of assets.During this whole procedure, Marco was always available to answer questions and offer advice via telephone and email. He made sure we understood where we were in the process and what still needed to be accomplished.In addition to this extraordinary client care in planning and documenting our estate, the Simmons & Schiavo, LLP, web site provides a password-protected Client Portal that allows access to our entire estate plan (all documents in PDF format, the means of uploading and downloading files and media, email communication, and news and updates).One of our favorite client benefits is the Emergency Medical Documents Card, which we carry with us at all times. This card, with our permission, allows any health care provider access to viewable and downloadable files of our health care proxy, HIPPA Authorization, and Living Will.Our entire experience with Marco and his team was extremely positive, exceeding our expectations. Based on our experience, we highly recommend Simmons & Schiavo, LLP, and especially Marco Schiavo for his friendliness, high level of knowledge, and professionalism.

- William and Dorothy B.
We used Simmons & Schiavo to set up a trust and it was a very easy and straightforward process. We didn’t know much about trusts and Marco walked us through everything, he was very straightforward and clear. We always appreciate the use of whiteboards to explain something, we found it a lot easier to follow than just reading from a piece of paper. We highly recommend using Marco and his team.
- Cassandra P.
From start to finish the communication with Marco and the whole team was open and fluid. I never felt like it was an issue to ask more questions and they quickly gave me answers. I was kept up to date and knew what to expect with each visit. I was able to do remote calls for some of the appointments which saved time and money due to my distance from the office. Everyone was very professional and I highly recommend Simmons & Schiavo, LLP to anyone needing estate planning.
- Charity M.
I had a great experience working with Marco and team. Needed to get an estate plan drawn up pretty quickly and they made it very easy to pull things together including a great yet simple explanation of the process. Everything has been completed to my satisfaction – it’s a good feeling knowing my estate is finally sorted out!
- Vanessa B.
Marco and his team were awesome to work with, highly recommended! They’re very friendly and easy to talk to…and took the time to explain, and visually map out, the more complex features of our estate plan in “layman’s terms”. If you’re looking for estate planning services, don’t hesitate giving them your business, you won’t be disappointed!
- David S.
Marco and team were amazing to work with. They were very knowledgeable and helped simplify the estate planning process – making it very easy to navigate tough questions and create the best plan for our family. Highly recommend!
- Laura B.
Marco and team were amazing to work with. They were very knowledgeable and helped simplify the estate planning process – making it very easy to navigate tough questions and create the best plan for our family. Highly recommend!
- Laura B.

Wow, were we completely impressed with Marco, we needed to draw up Estate planning and ended up learning so very much about our options in regards to our estate. Marco knows how to explain all the legalities behind Estate law to the average person. All our questions and concerns was removed and he was completely professional in making sure we understood each piece of the process. Everything was done concisely, professionally and quickly. There was no such thing as a “dumb” question. By the end of the process, we felt like we were dealing with a friend and not an attorney. I would recommend Marco and his firm to anyone out there looking to draw up an Estate Plan. You will feel taken care of, and that is the best way to feel when ensuring your family is in good hands if anything were to happen to you. We’re extremely satisfied with Simmons & Schiavo, LLP

- Meire R.

My husband and I just got married this past summer and were anxious to draft new wills to accommodate our blended family. Marco was very easy to work with, willing to meet with us at a convenient location, and more than patient with our many questions. We would recommend him highly!

- Sharon D. (North Attleboro, MA)

My husband and I met with Marco to begin Estate Planning. Marco is extremely knowledgeable and was able to explain a complicated process in a simplified, understandable presentation. He was patient with our many questions and took the time to make sure all our concerns were addressed. It was also extremely helpful and comforting to receive continued guidance as we began the implementation process of our plan. I would definitely recommend Marco and his firm to anyone considering initiating an Estate Plan

- Connie

Being in Real Estate, I deal with attorneys all the time. I had many options to choose an attorney to handle my estate planning. Ken is the one I chose as I have dealt with him in the past. He leaves no stone unturned and has excellent communication skills. Looking for an estate attorney? Just call him and rest assured, all will be taken care of!!

- Dan Fabbri, Realtor

Marco was everything we were told he would be and more. His expertise in estate law is obvious and he was able to meet our needs under a time constraint. I would recommend him to anyone who has any estate planning needs.

- John H.

I will always be grateful to Attorney Simmons for his care in explaining the alternatives which were available for my family. His information was very detailed and clear. I had to make serious decisions about my family’s future but he never made me feel rushed. I always had time to consider my options, and I was sure of the soundness of my final decisions especially because of his availability while I was considering my choices. I highly recommend Attorney Simmons because of my personal experience with him during a time of enormous stress and uncertainties.

- Mary McLean

It has been my pleasure to hire Marco on several occasions for real estate transactions, creation of a living will and estate planning. He is professional, trustworthy, responsive and knowledgeable. I highly recommend his services.

- Joe

Marco was wonderful in a full range of estate planning for me. Initially, I contacted him to set up 2 trusts but quickly realized with his clear, concise explanation that there were more components to estate planning that needed to be addressed. He grasped quickly what was important to me and listened respectfully.

- Sheila F.

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.

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)

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.

My wife and I recently hired Marco Schiavo to help us set up 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, MA)

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)

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)

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)

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.

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 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, MA)

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, MA)

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, MA)

I met Marco when I became a Trustee of my parents Trust. He came highly recommended by my sister and brother-in-law. I was very impressed with Marco and hired him to complete my estate plan. He explains complex information in a simple way and gives examples. He is very responsive to questions during and after the signing. He has provided me with referrals to professionals due to my questions regarding taxes and investments. He is extremely patient and helpful. I highly recommend Marco and his firm.

- Karen P

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)

Updated my Estate Planning and I am very satisfied for the explanations especially regarding of revocable trust that I can understand.

- Rosalina R.

For years, the need for an estate plan loomed over me. Upon my retirement, my financial adviser highly recommended that I consult with Marco. Marco presented a comprehensive yet efficient approach to planning financially, legally, and medically for the years ahead. He patiently and intelligibly explained all facets of estate planning, enabling me to make informed decisions on my behalf. Marco kept the entire process focused to its timely conclusion, culminating in my feeling relieved and confident that the finalized documents safeguard the interests of me and my family. His calm demeanor during the entire process was invaluable. Excellent attorney!

- Pat R.

We had an extremely positive experience dealing with Marco. We had a series of lengthy and very informative appointments leading up to the creation of our wills and trust. Every detail was covered in a very personal and professional manner and handled very sensitively. We were advised and directed by Marco in an area that we knew little about and as a result left there feeling very confident that we made all the right decisions about our future. The entire staff was extremely helpful in assisting in some way with our planning process. I would not hesitate to recommend Simmons & Schiavo.

- Janet S.

Marco helped us with our planning by providing extensive explanations to scenarios and situations so that we had a full picture of all options prior to making the decisions about our estate planning. We highly recommend Marco and his team.

- Carrie C.

Marco was fantastic! He walked us through the entire process and made sure we understood everything! I would highly recommend Marco and his team anytime!

- Olivia B.

My husband and I found Marco Schiavo to be very professional in explaining the process in great detail of our Estate Planning.He made sure that we fully understood each step of the process. He took his time and fully answered all our questions .Marco provided illustrations/diagrams of the process to better show us how the whole process of our Trust would work .Using his knowledge and experience Marco provided us with many additional information and recommendations to complete our Estate Plans. He made us feel very comfortable that we can call him at any time for any questions or concerns.We would fully recommend Marco and his firm to our friends and relatives. Thank you Marco for all your help and time that you spent with us to finalize a very important decision in our lives!Maria and Luciano

- Luciano C.

We had a wonderful experience working with Marco to build our estate plan. Marco was thorough and talked us through every step of the way, helping us to understand what we need, and the rationale for each step. We’d gladly recommend Marco and the team at Simmons & Schiavo for anyone who wants estate planning in Massachusetts demystified!

- Mrudula D.

Working with Marco and his team is a pleasure. They are extremely knowledgable and thorough, and truly have our best interests front and center. Everyone has a different situation and Marco takes the time to understand that, providing the most relevant advice and recommendations. It’s a real comfort knowing we have a trusted advisor by our side. thorough and talked us through every step of the way, helping us to understand what we need, and the rationale for each step. We’d gladly recommend Marco and the team at Simmons & Schiavo for anyone who wants estate planning in Massachusetts demystified!

- Kim K.

Working with Marco and his team is a pleasure. They are extremely knowledgable and thorough, and truly have our best interests front and center. Everyone has a different situation and Marco takes the time to understand that, providing the most relevant advice and recommendations. It’s a real comfort knowing we have a trusted advisor by our side. thorough and talked us through every step of the way, helping us to understand what we need, and the rationale for each step. We’d gladly recommend Marco and the team at Simmons & Schiavo for anyone who wants estate planning in Massachusetts demystified!

- Kim K.

Highly recommend Marco and his team. They’re professional, friendly and they took the time to explain everything to us in detail. If you’re looking for estate planning guidance, they’re the best around!

- Matthew K.

My wife and I recently realized that the will we did 30 years ago was woefully inadequate. My sister had used Kenneth Simmons at Simmons and Schiavo and recommended him to help us redo our estate plan.He was very patient and explained our options thoroughly. It was a pleasure working with him and we feel very comfortable and confident with the final results.We highly recommend him.

- Glenn J.

Guided me through every step of the process.I highly recommend Simmons & Schiavo, LLP

- Bob S.

Highly recommend Attorney Marco Schiavo for all estate planning needs. Marco was professional, prompt, courteous and highly responsive to all my needs and wishes and has given me peace of mind going forward.

- Robin B.

My wife and I put off doing our estate planning for years. After finally getting our act together, we couldn’t be happier with our decision to go with Simmons & Schiavo. Mr. Simmons took the time to explain the process thoroughly and answer all of our questions. Staff was responsive on follow ups.

- Jim R.

I was referred to Marco as an estate planning attorney. It was apparent during our first meeting the we were referred to the right person. Marco and his team were very knowledgeable, professional and timely as they developed our estate planning documents. He brought to light many issues that others had overlooked. We look forward to working with Marco and his team in the years to come.

- John F.

Ken and his team are very professional, thorough and great to work with. Don’t delay your estate planning any longer. You will feel great having it done! Especially if you have minor children.

- Bob A.

Marco and his team were great to work with! Marco is very responsive, and helpful in answering any and all questions. They made the process super simple and seamless.

- Elyse T.

It’s been a pleasure working with Marco at Simmons & Schiavo on executing a revocable trust for me. Marco is very cordial, knowledgeable and professional, answering questions clearly with detail, and offering sensible advice. I also appreciated his introductions to some of his contacts in Life Insurance and accounting firms. Simmons and Schiavo also have a very good web site with tons of information and a client portal as well. I highly recommend working with Marco and his team: Alyson, Melissa and Joe.

- Theodore S.

Marco is wonderful and a very skilled attorney who knows how to navigate the system and any unique challenges. My wife and I highly recommend him and his firm for anybody who owns a home or other high value assets. It is a sound and just investment in your family’s future as well as legacy.

- John and Silvia G.

Ken Simmons makes you feel comfortable when doing your Estate planning .He listens to what you need and want to do and explains the best way to get it done. His knowledge of the law and the process is second to none.He explains the time line for all of your documents to go into effect.

- Charles

From the first contact, everyone in the office was friendly and helpful. Marco provided a very professional estate planning experience. He really took the time to work with me, explain everything in great detail and answered all questions clearly. I highly recommend Simmons & Schiavo, LLP

- Donna M.
Ken professionally and calmly explained the estate planning process including a will, trust, and healthcare proxy. He explained everything in detail in terms we could easily understand. He put our mind at ease and brought u things we would not have thought of. We highly recommend Ken if you are in need of estate planning.
- Angela C.
My husband and I could not be more pleased with Marco and his team! They made an overwhelming and stressful process remarkably simple and made certain we understood everything about the estate choices that were available to us, by clearly outlining our options and by answering our questions. Before settling on Simmons & Schiavo, we spent 2 years seeking a law firm to help us with estate planning, which included unsatisfactory phone interviews with one firm, emails sent but never answered by another firm, getting incomplete information about how the process will work with yet another, and spending hours online searching for reputable lawyers. After reading the smart and informative information from their website (a wealth of excellent information, by the way) we reached out to Simmons & Schiavo, heard back from them right away, and came away feeling fully confident they were the right firm for us. My husband and I highly recommend them for their professionalism and knowledge, and for the personable and patient way that Marco and his team treated us throughout the entire process. We will be touting their excellent services to our family and friends!
- Elaine S.
I highly recommend Marco Schiavo for estate planning. Marco has worked with me on several estate plans over the years. In each of those situations he was able to walk me through the process, clearly explain my choices, and make sure I was aware of the benefits and consequences of each one. Marco always listened to what I wanted to accomplish and then provided my options in a very easy to understand way.My first experience with Marco was six years ago when I needed to set up an estate plan for my mother. My local attorney was not in her jurisdiction so he referred me to Marco as the person who would best be able to put together her estate plan. His knowledge of the Medicare process was extremely helpful. He was also able to communicate with her in her native language which made it a painless experience since my mother was then able to directly understand what was being done vs relying on interpretations.Since then, my wife and I have worked with Marco to settle my wife’s uncle’s estate. Her uncle had not done any estate planning and only left a will. We were very glad we had him work through the probate process with us. We truly did not understand how much work was involved to close out the estate. Along with the usual steps of going through probate Marco made us aware of things that we had not considered, which were then handled by his office.So, when it was time to set up our own estate plan, we asked Marco to put it together for us. We are definitely glad that we met with Marco since there were important things that we weren’t aware of and hadn’t considered. He patiently assisted us through all of it and we left knowing we have a good plan that accomplishes what we want our legacy to be.
- Toni & Joan I.
We thought we knew what we were getting into with our estate planning, but we weren’t even close to being prepared/understanding. Marco came highly recommended and did not disappoint. He took the time to walk us through all of the options available and the nuances related to each in order to find the best plan for our family. I couldn’t be more happy with the outcome and our choice to work with Marco. I highly recommend Marco for all your estate planning needs.
- Gabe C.
I had a great experience working with Marco and team. Needed to get an estate plan drawn up pretty quickly and they made it very easy to pull things together including a great yet simple explanation of the process. Everything has been completed to my satisfaction – it’s a good feeling knowing my estate is finally sorted out!
- Vanessa B.

Excellent. Marco was efficient and easy to work with. He could quickly and clearly explain our options and guided us effectively. I would highly recommend.

- Jason G.

We used Simmons & Schiavo to set up a trust and it was a very easy and straightforward process. We didn’t know much about trusts and Marco walked us through everything, he was very straightforward and clear. We always appreciate the use of whiteboards to explain something, we found it a lot easier to follow than just reading from a piece of paper. We highly recommend using Marco and his team.

- Cassandra P.

It was a pleasure to get to work with Marco and his team.They were very helpful in guiding us through the process of setting up our trust. He was very responsive and thorough during the entire process. We felt like all of our questions were well answered.

- Luisa and Manuel R.

Marco and his staff made our Estate Planning simple but comprehensive. He explained in detail all the different options we had in order for us to choose the best plan for our family. We highly recommend him to anyone who could benefit from his professional services.

- Chrisann C.

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 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)

My brother, who is an attorney, highly recommended Marco to help us implement our estate plan and we weren’t disappointed. Marco is highly knowledgeable and personable. He did an outstanding job asking us about those sensitive areas that all families have. My wife and I were very comfortable speaking with him about our concerns and wishes for our children and other family members. The end product was professionally done and thorough. My wife and I feel confident that our loved ones will be well taken care of as a result of working with Marco.

- Alfonso P.

My wife and I engaged Marco Schiavo’s services to advise us on estate planning and to draft the necessary trust documents. Marco took the time, over several working sessions, to learn our somewhat complex personal and business situation and proposed various options to assure that our estate distribution would be fair and at minimal tax consequences. He is experienced knowledgeable, professional, incredibly patient and kind. I highly recommend him.

- Julius P.

I recently completed my estate planning with Marco, and he made it quite easy and painless. He was very patient with my questions (I learned a lot during the process) and the final product, complete with binder as well as everything on thumb drive, was so professional. I definitely recommend Marco and his firm!

- Sally D.

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

An extremely positive experience. Marco was knowledgeable and had a great way of explaining everything; his staff was timely and can communicate VERY well. Moreover, the followup emails and reminders are perfect and explanatory. The price is a bit higher than other firms, but IMO it is worth it for the services given. I’d strongly recommend the firm.

- Eric Shukan

We hired Marco to help us set up a family trust and he did an excellent job listening to what we wanted, explaining things clearly and working efficiently. I have no doubt that Marco will lend his expertise to answer any further questions we have which gives us great peace of mind.

- Liana

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.

- Rina

Marco wrote up my will and I was very impressed with how thorough and detailed he was. He truly cared about my wishes and made sure they were all met. I highly recommend Marco for estate planning!!

- Zach S.

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.

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)

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.

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)

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)

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)

Thank you for the Estate Planning 101 books.A quick read and a reminder that clients need to update things every 5-10 years or better yet every year.Marco, thank you for being part of our networking group you are a value add to client relationships.

- David A.

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)

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)

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)

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, 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 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)

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 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 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

Attorney Schiavo was professional, timely and knowledgeable about estate planning. He answered all our questions promptly. We were very pleased with the overall experience

- Pamela Ward

We worked with Marco to set up our estate and he was so helpful and thorough. I really appreciated how easy it was to continue the process remotely – we even signed all our documents with their no-contact process. Would recommend Simmons & Schiavo 100%.

- Jessie Rogers

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)

Ken cares about his clients and has good communication skills. He is a good listener and answers his clients questions in a professional and honest manner. He is resourceful and has a great knowledge of the law. Ken is very friendly, trustworthy, resourceful, competent, and personable. I would definitely recommend Ken Simmons as your attorney.

- Carol S

Highly recommended: We have used Attorney Simmons in the past to work on our estate. We recently needed some revisions on our trust. He was extremely gracious and kind to work with. We left there feeling completely satisfied with the changes we made. His advice was very knowledgeable and helpful. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him!

- Tim T.

We are currently working with Attorney Ken Simmons and I can honestly say without hesitation that he is so professional and extremely knowledgeable . He has thoroughly explained every single step of our estate planning process to my husband and me in a way that we could most easily understand. He has provided us the knowledge of knowing that there will be a sense of security by planning our estate.

- Donna B.

Marco has always been there for the Ventura family. He is everything you want in a lawyer, a professional and a friend. Even with his busy schedule, he never fails to respond to questions. I could not recommend him any higher.

- Danny V.

Cannot recommend Simmons & Schiavo enough! The entire team is attentive, focused and was a blessing though the process of setting up our family trust. Thank you!

- Julie M.

Top notch! Marco knew what he was talking about and was very patient, understanding and very sensitive to our parents needs at this very important time. We were very pleased and would use him again in a heartbeat!

- Teresa M.

Marco was very professional and truly took the time to understand our specific circumstances. The advise was customized and did not feel like a cookie cutter approach. The overall, experience at the office and office staff was also 10/10. Very Happy and would highly recommend!

- Rohit V

My husband and I knew we had to begin the estate planning process, but did not know much about it. Marco walked us through each step, taking time to explain everything in detail , so that we completely understood the process. He tailored our plan to our specific needs, and helped us identify some areas we wanted to pay special attention to, in order to keep things seamless moving forward. The office is nothing short of professional, easy to work with, down to earth and it was a very pleasant experience overall.

- Michele P.

We worked with Marco to update our will and related documents. He was the best! He was knowledgeable, patient, and very clear in his explanations. Other employees at Simmons & Schiavo were also a pleasure to work, knowledgeable, and always responded timely. I did not feel pressured at any point, regardless of how much time Marco had invested in calls and explanations. He was great to work with!

- Michelle K.

Extremely knowledgeable, efficient, patient, thorough, a joy to work with.

- Bob H.

My husband and I just had the opportunity to work with Marco Schiavo, LLP, and his staff, for our Estate planning.Everything was done in a timely, knowledgeable, and professional manner.All our questions and concerns were addressed.Marco Schiavo and his staff are friendly, intelligent, and accommodating.The office is bright and easy to access.My husband and I would highly recommend this business.

- Catherine H.

From the first contact with Marco, he made us feel at ease and that we were his only clients. He took the time to explain everything until we understood completely. He is readily available when we needed anything and was the one who responded to any of our questions or concerns. We are so happy and completely satisfied with Marco and are so glad we have had him handle our affairs.

- Stacie H.

After many years of trying to make our estate planning a priority, we finally got it done with the help of Marco Schiavo. His whole process made it easy for us from scheduling, keeping us on track, clearly explaining the options and helping to make tough decisions. We look forward to the next opportunity to work with Marco!

- Kathleen R.

Marco and the team at Simmons & Schiavo were fantastic every step along the way. Marco took the time time to give us all of the options while providing advice based on his many years of experience. I especially appreciated having the opportunity to read several of their books that were provided at our first meeting. Not only did those books demonstrate their expertise in the field, but they also served as a great resource as we moved through the process.

- David P.

Marco Schiavo is extremely professional, detail-oriented attorney. He listened to my complex situation and was able to guide me through the process so I can fully understand with minimal time spent on research. He provided a guide to help me explain all the steps along with the additional educational material. His team stayed in touch with me through out the process to help me gather all the paperwork. After completing the estate planning, Marco’s team followed up to make sure that everything was completed to my satisfaction. I cannot recommend Marco and his team enough if you are looking for a true professional who is also reasonably priced.

- Anastasia P.

We were very anxious about preparing our will but mr Schiavo was pleasant thorough and so helpful. He brought up items we would never have thought of. Whole staff friendly and detail oriented. I feel we are in good hands! I would recommend this firm.

- Emily O.

very organized and super accommodating. They had everything laid out for us making the whole process very smooth.

- Len G.

I had been postponing Estate Planning for several years now. It was something I needed to do but found difficult to get moving on. Marco made the process smooth easy to do and a pleasant learning experience. I would recommend Simmons & Schiavo to any of my friends.

- Robert R.

Marco was a pleasure to work with. This is something my husband and I have postponed for far to long. Marco made it easy. Very professional, good sense of humor and prompt! It was a pleasure Marco, Thank You!

- Lori R.

My wife and I have been procrastinating on a trust for a few years now. After a couple of references, we contacted Marco Schiavo to get the process started. Marco was patient, explaining (multiple times) the different types of trusts, providing various options my wife and I can use to give us peace of mind that our family will be able to enjoy our assets. We were able to meet with Marco in person and via zoom. Completing the Trust was painless and informative. I enthusiastically recommend Marco for his knowledge and professionalism, throughout this process.

- Guy P.