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Stephen N. Wilchins

Founding Partner
Stephen N. Wilchins
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D, 1982
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Contact Information
Phone: 781-235-5500
Direct: 781-247-8010

Attorney Profile

Attorney Stephen 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, business succession planning, charitable giving, estate planning, and personal matters.

As a certified public accountant, Stephen provides clients with an intricate understanding of critical tax and estate 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 high-net worth estate planning advisor, Stephen leads the private client services group and 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.

Prior to the formation of Wilchins Cosentino & Novins LLP, Stephen was a founding partner with the former law firm Seegel Lipshutz & Wilchins LLP. As a leading estate planning lawyer in his field, Stephen has been recognized as 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.

Professional & Community Involvement

Suffolk University Law School - Dean’s Cabinet
President, New England Chapter Family Firm Institute, Inc.
Board of Directors - Boston Estate Planning Council
Member of The University Club Scholarship Committee
President and Member of the Board of Governors of Kernwood Country Club
Member of the Board of Visitors of the Boston Center of the Arts
Board of Directors, Boston University Medical Center Hospital
Past Chair of the Audit Committee
President Trinity Place Condominiums

Honors and Awards

2016 The Wall Street Journal, Best Lawyers In New England
The Best Lawyers in America (2012-2020)
Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent Lawyers™
Top 100 Trust and Estate Attorneys in the United States, The Robb Report and Worth Magazine
Massachusetts Super Lawyer in Estate Planning, Boston Magazine

Professional Designations

Certified Public Accountant
Member of the New Hampshire Bar
Accredited Estate Planner - National Association of Estate Planners & Councils


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