Stephen N. Wilchins
- Suffolk University Law School, J.D, 1982
Attorney ProfileStephen 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, and estate and succession planning, charitable planning and personal matters.
As a certified public accountant, Stephen provides clients with an intricate understanding of critical 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 advisor, Stephen 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 Seegel Lipshutz & Wilchins LLP. As a leading lawyer in his field, Stephen has been recognized 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
President, New England Chapter - Family Firm Institute, Inc.
Board of Directors - Boston Estate Planning Council
Member of The University Club Scholarship Committee
Past President and Member of the Board of Governors of Kernwood Country Club
Past Member of the Board of Visitors of the Boston Center of the Arts
Past Board of Directors, Boston University Medical Center Hospital
Past Chair of the Audit Committee
Honors and Awards
2016 The Wall Street Journal, Best Lawyers In New England
The Best Lawyers in America (2012-2015)
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
Certified Public Accountant