Marvin S. Silver

Partner

Location: Westborough, Massachusetts

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About Marvin S. Silver

Marvin concentrates his practice in estate planning and administration, business, tax and elder law. He assists clients by creating estate planning documents such as wills, trusts, health care proxies, and durable powers of attorney, in order to distribute their property and appoint fiduciaries to oversee estate and trust administration. The estate plans range from simple wills to complex tax-minimization trusts and other devices.

Additionally, Marvin advises clients in the creation of business entities such as corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships, and prepares contracts, agreements and other documents. He provides counsel on the purchase and sale of businesses, succession planning issues and asset protection strategies.

Areas of Practice

  • Trust and Estates
  • Tax
  • Business

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA
    • L.L.M. (Taxation), 1981
    • J.D., 1977
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
    • B.S., magna cum laude, 1974
    • Beta Gamma Sigma

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts, 1978
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983

 

 

 

 

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
    • Fellow
  • Estate and Business Planning Council of Worcester County
    • Member, 1984 – Present
    • President, 1990 – 1991
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Taxation Law, Business Law and Probate Law Sections
  • Worcester County Bar Association
    • Past Co-Chairman, Trusts, Tax and Estates Section

Honors

  • Named Best Lawyers’ 2017 Worcester Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
  • Named Best Lawyers’ 2015 Worcester Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in trusts and estates since 2008
  • Recognized in New England Super Lawyers in the areas of estate planning and probate (2008 – 2013)
  • AV® Preeminent Rated from Martindale-Hubbell, highest possible rating on both legal ability and ethics based upon the confidential opinion of peers and judges

Community Activities

  • Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Member, Board of Directors
  • Children’s Friend, Inc. (Massachusetts)
    • Investment Committee
    • Past Member, Board of Directors
  • Westborough Education Foundation, Inc.
    • Past President and Treasurer
  • Town of Shrewsbury Finance Committee
    • Past Member and Chair

 

 

 

 

Representative Publications

  • “Estate Plans Need to Change Over Time”
    THE JEWISH CHRONICLE, NOVEMBER 2012
  • “Estate Planning Ideas You Can Easily Use Now”
    THE JEWISH CHRONICLE, AUGUST 2012
  • “Company Life After Death; Tips on estate planning for the business owner”
    WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL, FEBRUARY 2012
  • “New Year Brings Changes in Estate and Gift Tax Laws”
    THE JEWISH CHRONICLE, JANUARY 2009
  • “Elders Remarriage Can Cause Problems”
    THE JEWISH CHRONICLE, MAY 2008
  • “Key Documents for Death and Incapacity”
    THE JEWISH CHRONICLE, FEBRUARY 2007
  • “Asset Protection for the Home”
    THE JEWISH CHRONICLE, SEPTEMBER 2006

Representative Speaking Engagements

  • “The Essentials of Estate Planning”
    WHITNEY PLACE, SEPTEMBER 2013
  • Estate Planning – What You Need to Know
    METROWEST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, SEPTEMBER 2012
  • Estate Planning for Shareholders in Closely Held Businesses
    WORCESTER COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION BENCH / BAR DAY, 2006
  • 2001 Tax Act–Significant Changes to the Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax
    WORCESTER COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION BAR DAY, 2002
  • Estate Planning for the General Practitioner
    WORCESTER COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION BAR DAY, 2001

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