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O'Connell & O'Connell
133 Clarendon Street
Suite 171674
Boston, MA 02117

Phone: 617-982-0442
Fax: 617-426-1511

Boston Estate Planning Attorney

At O'Connell & O'Connell, our family-owned firm has been serving the legal needs of Bostonians for nearly 120 years. Over the years, our lawyers have helped generations of families throughout Massachusetts create simple estate plans that help ensure their assets and finances are managed, their care needs met and their family members cared for in the event of illness, injury or death.

Planning For The Future

Life is full of surprises. While it is impossible to plan for every contingency, a few simple estate planning tools will help you plan for the future. Common estate planning documents include:

  • Wills — This document will allow you to make property designations and ensure personal assets and real property are transferred to the desired person upon your death. You may also use this document to designate guardians for minor children.
  • Durable powers of attorney — It is important to designate a trusted relative, friend or professional to manage your financial affairs in the event of your incapacitation.
  • Health care proxies — A health care proxy allows you to name a trusted individual to make medical decisions on your behalf should you be unconscious or become incapacitated.
  • Living wills — While not legally binding in Massachusetts, a living will allows you to provide guidance to your health care agent and your doctor regarding end-of-life health care.

Trusts are another common estate planning tool. These entities hold and manage properties and money for named beneficiaries. They are also often used to minimize estate, gift and income taxes. When in our clients' interests, attorney Joseph O'Connell coordinates with specialized tax counsel to develop any needed trusts.

Call For A Free Consultation

For more information about our estate planning services, contact us today at 617-982-0442 or +44-(0)-207-193-6381. Consultations are free.


O'Connell & O'Connell serves individuals and businesses in Boston, Suffolk County and throughout Massachusetts. We also act as U.S.-based co-counsel to barristers and solicitors worldwide.